New Exhibit at Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse

 

Postcards are a favorite object of collectors of memorabilia. They’re usually not too expensive and are easy to transport and store. They also tell a story of what interested people in a certain time and place, where they might travel and what they might say to the recipients. Sometimes these early postcards provide images that have real historic significance as well as just being fun.

Shenandoah County Archivist Zachary Hottel has assembled a sample of the large collection of postcards from the library’s Truban Archives which is now on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center at the Historic Courthouse through February 2017. The Archives was fortunate to have received the gift of many hundreds of historic postcards from the late Herb Parker, which has formed the basis of the Archives impressive collection.

The 1795 Historic Courthouse Museum is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock, Va. and is open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4:00 PM. The Historical Society bookstore is also located in the Visitor Center at the Courthouse.


New Exhibit at Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse

 

Postcards are a favorite object of collectors of memorabilia. They’re usually not too expensive and are easy to transport and store. They also tell a story of what interested people in a certain time and place, where they might travel and what they might say to the recipients. Sometimes these early postcards provide images that have real historic significance as well as just being fun.

Shenandoah County Archivist Zachary Hottel has assembled a sample of the large collection of postcards from the library’s Truban Archives which is now on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center at the Historic Courthouse through February 2017. The Archives was fortunate to have received the gift of many hundreds of historic postcards from the late Herb Parker, which has formed the basis of the Archives impressive collection.

The 1795 Historic Courthouse Museum is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock, Va. and is open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4:00 PM. The Historical Society bookstore is also located in the Visitor Center at the Courthouse.


Shenandoah County Historical Society Mission Statement

•   Foster a spirit of cooperation between existing organizations, writers, historians, genealogists, collectors, preservationists, and other members of the Shenandoah County community.

•   Aid in the collection and creation of materials and publications about the history of Shenandoah County and ensure that they are preserved and made available to the community.

•   Support efforts by citizens, organizations and government to preserve historic buildings and sites.

•   Share history through programs and exhibits.

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23rd Virginia Cavalry

Richard Kleese

This is a numbered edition of 1000 and signed by author. One of the Virginia Regimental Histories Series. Lists names with short bio information on those who were part of this group. Includes some photos and maps and detailed descriptions of battles and campaigns.

Hardcover
Item# 1023

Price: $27
Members: $26

Valley Thunder: The Battle of New Market

Charles R. Knight

This new look at the Battle of New Market, Va. and the Opening of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of May, 1864, is the first full-length account in more than three decades to reexamine this historic event. The author is a former historical interpreter at New Market Battlefield State Historical Park. 2010. 313 pages.

Hardcover
Item# 1012

Price: $31
Members: $30

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Upcoming events...


January 19th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Program on State Highway Markers in Dayton, Va.
At the Heritage Museum, 382 High Street, Randy Jones fron the Department of Historic Resources will provide an overview of Virginia's historical marker program, the oldest such program in the nation, which celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2017.  Free.  Info:  540-879-2681  Sponsored by the Harrisionburg-Rockingham Historical Society.

March 4th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM: Shenandoah Valley Heritage Day at the MSV in Winchester, VA
The annual Heritage Day at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Va.,  focuses on the heritage, genealogy and culture of the Shenandoah Valley.  Local historical associations are represented and two lectures are scheduled that will focus on "Family Secrets."   Free.  For info:  540-662-1473, ext. 226.

Upcoming events...

January 19th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Program on State Highway Markers in Dayton, Va.
At the Heritage Museum, 382 High Street, Randy Jones fron the Department of Historic Resources will provide an overview of Virginia's historical marker program, the oldest such program in the nation, which celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2017.  Free.  Info:  540-879-2681  Sponsored by the Harrisionburg-Rockingham Historical Society.

March 4th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM: Shenandoah Valley Heritage Day at the MSV in Winchester, VA
The annual Heritage Day at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Va.,  focuses on the heritage, genealogy and culture of the Shenandoah Valley.  Local historical associations are represented and two lectures are scheduled that will focus on "Family Secrets."   Free.  For info:  540-662-1473, ext. 226.

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    A Pictorial History of Shenandoah County: 50 Years through the Lens of Hugh Morrison, Jr.   •   John Adamson   •   Morrison Addendum. June, 2011. One page . Downloadable version of addendum is HERE.  Softcover  •   Item #2003  •   Price: $0   Members: $0
  • Union Forge   •   Mary Ann Williamson   •   Records of the forge, store, and churches, plus genealogical records. 1997. 317 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #2019  •   Price: $27   Members: $26
  • Shenandoah County Gazetteer & Historical Geography   •   Irvin D. Magin   •   A collection of places throughout Shenandoah County, with geographical coordinates, descriptions and historical information. 1991. 188 pages. 8x10. Revised 2003.  Softcover  •   Item #2008  •   Price: $13   Members: $12
  • Shenandoah County and Its Court House   •   Fred Painter   •   This History of the Shenandoah County Court House tells about the building of the structure, its many additions and chronicles happenings through the years. It is the oldest operating Court House west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 1979. 162 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2014  •   Price: $8   Members: $7

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It's About Time: The sculpting of the Memorial of General James Longstreet   •   Gary Casteel   •   This Monument is to be found at the Gettysburg Battlefield. 1998. 47 pages. Signed.  Softcover  •   Item #1003  •   Price: $8   Members: $7
Rough Winds: The Battle of New Market   •   Nancy B. Stewart   •   A story about the Battle of New Market on May 15th, 1864. 1994. 21 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1008  •   Price: $6   Members: $5

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