Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit at Historic Courthouse Visitor Center

The Captain Jack Adams Camp #1951 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has set up a very interesting exhibit in the Visitor Center of the Historic 1795 Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock, VA.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit

The display will be on view until the end of October, 2018. As part of the exhibit, there is a selection of photos along the wall that showcase, in pictures, the many activities and areas of community service the Chapter has participated in over the years. It is also interesting to read the names of the many famous people who are descendants of Confederate Veterans.

The Visitor Center, located at 102 N. Main Street, in Woodstock, is open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and it is staffed by members of the Shenandoah County Historical Society. The SCHS bookstore is located in the Visitor Center, along with all of the free County Tourism materials available for visitors.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit


 

Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit at Historic Courthouse Visitor Center

The Captain Jack Adams Camp #1951 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has set up a very interesting exhibit in the Visitor Center of the Historic 1795 Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock, VA.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit

The display will be on view until the end of October, 2018. As part of the exhibit, there is a selection of photos along the wall that showcase, in pictures, the many activities and areas of community service the Chapter has participated in over the years. It is also interesting to read the names of the many famous people who are descendants of Confederate Veterans.

The Visitor Center, located at 102 N. Main Street, in Woodstock, is open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and it is staffed by members of the Shenandoah County Historical Society. The SCHS bookstore is located in the Visitor Center, along with all of the free County Tourism materials available for visitors.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit


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•   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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The Shenandoah County Historical Society was founded in 1985 and is established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is completely volunteer driven. The Society is sustained by memberships, donations, grants and profits from book sales. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Bust of Revolutionary War Patriot, John Peter Muhlenberg, "Clergyman, Statesman, Soldier," commissioned by Narrow Passage Chapter, DAR, and sculpted by Caroline Muhlenberg Hufford Anderson. Dedicated in 1988, it stands in front of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock, Va. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.

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The 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock Va. is the oldest working courthouse west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The earliest section now functions as a museum and also houses a visitor center. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2

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Tuesdsay, August 21st from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Barns Preservation Organizational Meeting takes place in Woodstock VA
John Adamson, Program Manager of the Shenandoah County Historical Society's Barn Preservation Project, along with Artist partner, Sally Veach,  have scheduled an Organizational Meeting for the Barns Project at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock VA.  The goal of the meeting is to create a working group of caring people who are willing to devote some of their own time and energy to the wide variety of tasks, all focused on preserving barns.  If a core working group can be established from this meeting, that group will decide how to organize, what to call the group and which activities will be undertaken to preserve the barns of Shenandoah County.  This is an open meeting and those interested are encouraged to spread the word to others who may share this interest.  Those attending are asked to use the side entrance to the Historic Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock.   Info:  540-975-2240

Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Childrens Day at Museum in Strasburg VA
The Strasburg Museum in the historic steam pottery / railroad depot located at 440 E. King Street in Strasburg VA invites children to visit the museum, free of charge, on this Saturday in September.  In addition to the many interesting exhibits, the Museum features a genuine red caboose that can be tourned.  They also have  a working model railroad depicting Strasburg and the Southern Railway in the 1930s.   For info:  540-465-3175.

Tuesday, September 18th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Historical Escape Recounted in Edinburg VA
The Shenandoah County Historical Society will present an evening with activist, historian and author Deirdre Sinnot, who will discuss "A Story of the Shenandoah Valley:  The 1836 Escape, Arrest, and Rescue of Harry Bird and George".  This very interesting story about the two  men and the Geyer family in Woodstock is vital to help provide insight into the lives of enslaved African Americans, the families to which they belonged and the inner-workings of society in the American South in the years just prior to the Civil War.  The program will be held at the St. Paul's Heritage Center at 106 S. High Street in Edinburg.  It is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served afterward.  Info:  540-459-1795.  

Upcoming events...

Tuesdsay, August 21st from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Barns Preservation Organizational Meeting takes place in Woodstock VA
John Adamson, Program Manager of the Shenandoah County Historical Society's Barn Preservation Project, along with Artist partner, Sally Veach,  have scheduled an Organizational Meeting for the Barns Project at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock VA.  The goal of the meeting is to create a working group of caring people who are willing to devote some of their own time and energy to the wide variety of tasks, all focused on preserving barns.  If a core working group can be established from this meeting, that group will decide how to organize, what to call the group and which activities will be undertaken to preserve the barns of Shenandoah County.  This is an open meeting and those interested are encouraged to spread the word to others who may share this interest.  Those attending are asked to use the side entrance to the Historic Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock.   Info:  540-975-2240

Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Childrens Day at Museum in Strasburg VA
The Strasburg Museum in the historic steam pottery / railroad depot located at 440 E. King Street in Strasburg VA invites children to visit the museum, free of charge, on this Saturday in September.  In addition to the many interesting exhibits, the Museum features a genuine red caboose that can be tourned.  They also have  a working model railroad depicting Strasburg and the Southern Railway in the 1930s.   For info:  540-465-3175.

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  • Post Card   •   An early photo of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock Va. that shows the original building with two later additions, at the beginning of the 20th century. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.  Postcard  •   Item #108  •   Price: $1   Members: $1
  • Post Card   •   Located in Woodstock, Va., this early photo of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse, at the beginning of the 20th century, shows the original 1795 building with two later additions. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.  Postcard  •   Item #106  •   Price: $1   Members: $1
  • Post Card   •   A statue of Rev. Peter Muhlenberg, noted for his famous call to arms during the Revolutionary War, who later became a general under George Washington's command. Sculpture is by Gary Casteel and was installed in front of the Historic 1795 Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock Va., in 2008. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.  Postcard  •   Item #110  •   Price: $1   Members: $1
  • Post Card   •   Postcard picturing the weather vane, crafted by a local artisan, that is mounted atop the cupola on the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock Va. 4 5/8 x 6 1/8.  Postcard  •   Item #102  •   Price: $1   Members: $1
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    Post Card   •   Located in Woodstock, Va., this early photo of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse, at the beginning of the 20th century, shows the original 1795 building with two later additions. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.  Postcard  •   Item #106  •   Price: $1   Members: $1
    Post Card   •   Postcard picturing the weather vane, crafted by a local artisan, that is mounted atop the cupola on the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock Va. 4 5/8 x 6 1/8.  Postcard  •   Item #102  •   Price: $1   Members: $1

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