Historic Courthouse Opens
Friday, June 20 saw the culmination of many months of hard work with a grand opening and ribbon cutting held at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock in front of an appreciative crowd. The program included remarks made by County Administrator Mary Beth Price, SCHS President Barbara Adamson, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge William H. Logan, Attorney William Allen, speaking for Circuit Court Judge Dennis Hupp who was out of town, and Board of Supervisors Chairman David Ferguson.
Historic County Courthouse Volunteer Opportunity
Now that rehabilitation of the Historic 1795 Shenandoah County Courthouse is complete, this historic landmark is now open to the public three days a week, Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the historic courtroom museum, there is also a Visitor Information Center with tourist brochures available from all over the County. Shenandoah County Historical Society volunteers staff the Visitor Center & Museum, which is managed jointly by the County Tourism office. An impressive inventory of local history books from the Historical Society is also available for purchase. Other parts of the Courthouse complex are managed by the County Parks & Recreation Dept.
Join the Volunteer Corp! Call 540-459-1795.
Click here for Volunteer Information.
Click here for Courthouse Volunteer Q/A form.
Click here to view and print the Volunteer Application form.
September 6th and September 19th - Virginia Historical Society traveling exhibit at Long Branch Plantation in Millwood Va.
830 Long Branch Lane. An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia. From 1861 through 1865 Virginia stood at the center of a military and social revolution. The exhibit focuses on how we define freedom, liberty, patriotism, and how the nation today is directly related to the diverse experiences of the individuals who participated in the war. For more information, call 540-837-1856.
Saturday, Sept. 27th - Stories in Stone Cemetery Tour in Berkley County, W. Va.
Smoketown Cemetery. Sponsored by the Berkley County Historical Society. Rain Date: Oct. 4. Unique, unusual and rarely-mentioned cemetery history and anecdotes. Time to be determined. Visit www.BCHS.org for details and tickets, or call 304-267-4713.