Hugh Morrison, Jr. Photo Exhibit Now on Display at Historic County Courthouse

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

Hugh Morrison Jr. photographed the people and places of Shenandoah County, Virginia, during the first half of the 1900s. The era counted two World Wars and the Great Depression among its defining moments. When Morrison’s career began in 1898, few people had electricity, cars, or telephones. When it ended in 1950, few people lacked them. Hugh Morrison photographed through it all and compiled an immense body of work. Since 2001, SCHS volunteers have processed over 31,000 glass plates and film negatives spanning Morrison’s long career during the first half of the 20th Century. Copies of each photo are in the Shenandoah County Library and available for visitors to examine and hopefully identify the photos. Over 5,000 have been identified so far. This new exhibit at the Visitor Center at the Historic County Courthouse, at 103 N. Main St. in Woodstock, will be on display through February, 2019. It will include an overview of the collection and its vast array of subject matter. The Center is open year-round, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


 

Hugh Morrison, Jr. Photo Exhibit Now on Display at Historic County Courthouse

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

Hugh Morrison Jr. photographed the people and places of Shenandoah County, Virginia, during the first half of the 1900s. The era counted two World Wars and the Great Depression among its defining moments. When Morrison’s career began in 1898, few people had electricity, cars, or telephones. When it ended in 1950, few people lacked them. Hugh Morrison photographed through it all and compiled an immense body of work. Since 2001, SCHS volunteers have processed over 31,000 glass plates and film negatives spanning Morrison’s long career during the first half of the 20th Century. Copies of each photo are in the Shenandoah County Library and available for visitors to examine and hopefully identify the photos. Over 5,000 have been identified so far. This new exhibit at the Visitor Center at the Historic County Courthouse, at 103 N. Main St. in Woodstock, will be on display through February, 2019. It will include an overview of the collection and its vast array of subject matter. The Center is open year-round, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


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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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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The New Hottel History - The George Line

B. Paul Huddle

A definite go-to source book for those doing genealogy research in Shenandoah County, Va. It begins with immigrant Johannes Hodel, who became John Hottel and follows the individual and detailed history of George, one of John's four children who came with him from Germany to America in 1732. A product of the Hottel-Keller organization. 1998. 1164 pages.

Hardcover
Item# 4016

Price: $70
Members: $65

From Strassburg to Strasburg - Memorial to Swiss-German Virginia Pioneers

Robert Lee Bowman

History of early settlements and focus on Swiss-German families in the context of other Early Virginia Historical Highlights. Pictures. 2011. 47 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.

Softcover
Item# 1014

Price: $13
Members: $13

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Upcoming events...


Thursday, January 24th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM: Viewing of movie "Shenandoah" in New Market, VA
New Market Historical Society annual dinner meeting will be held at the New Market Community Center with a dinner buffet, followed by a viewing of the 1959 motion picture Shenandoah starring James Stewart. Public is welcome.  Reservations required.  Info: 540-740-2740.  Members: $20; non-members: $15  Popcorn included!

Tuesday, February 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM: Black History Program in Edinburg, VA
Bondage Biographies: Select Stories of Local Enclaved Persons and their Owners will be the subject of a special program honoring Black History Month  at the Shenandoah County Library at 514 Stony Creek Boulevard in Edinburg  VA.  Free.  Info: 540-984-8400

Wednesday, February 20th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Shenandoah County Barns will be reviewed in Edinburg, VA
The History of Shenandoah County Barns will be presented by John Adamson in a program sponsored by the Shenandoah County Parks & Recreation Dept.  The event will take place at the Charterhouse School (Old Edinburg High School) at 508 Piccadilly Street in Edinburg VA.   Mr. Adamson is the  manager of the Barns Project of the Shenandoah County Historical Society.  Well over 100 barns have been visited and surveyed to date.   Seating space is limited, so interested parties are asked to call 459-6777 to reserve a seat.

Upcoming events...

Thursday, January 24th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM: Viewing of movie "Shenandoah" in New Market, VA
New Market Historical Society annual dinner meeting will be held at the New Market Community Center with a dinner buffet, followed by a viewing of the 1959 motion picture Shenandoah starring James Stewart. Public is welcome.  Reservations required.  Info: 540-740-2740.  Members: $20; non-members: $15  Popcorn included!

Tuesday, February 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM: Black History Program in Edinburg, VA
Bondage Biographies: Select Stories of Local Enclaved Persons and their Owners will be the subject of a special program honoring Black History Month  at the Shenandoah County Library at 514 Stony Creek Boulevard in Edinburg  VA.  Free.  Info: 540-984-8400

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  • The Rinkers of Virginia, Their Neighbors and Kin in the Shenandoah Valley   •   Daniel Warrick Burruss  •   The story of Jacob, Casper and Heinrich Rinker and their ancestors. Some photos. 1993. 210 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #4010  •   Price: $26   Members: $25
  • German Origins of Jost Hite (1685 - 1761)   •   Klaus Wust, Jones & Connor  •   Birth place, baptism and Hite's marriage to Anna Maria Merckle. 1979. 45 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4008  •   Price: $11   Members: $10
  • Strasburg, Virginia and The Keister Family   •   E.E. Keister  •   A genealogy and history of the Keister family of Strasburg, Va. Lots of photos and introductory articles, The Pennsylvania Germans," by Milton Rubincam and "Colonial Strasburg," by Klaus Wust. Records start with Adam Keister, Jr. Includes historical material on Strasburg, Va. 1972. 434 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #4011  •   Price: $35   Members: $34
  • Shenandoah County Birth Records of Free Born Children (1853 - 1871)   •   Elisabeth Risdon  •   Alphabetical listing of recorded births during the time period listed. 1995. 89 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #4005  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
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    Christian Bowman & The Sabbatarians - Strasburg/Sandy Hook Virginia Heritage   •   Robert Lee Bowman  •   History of the "Forbidden Shenandoah Valley," Indian conflicts, Sabbatarian Settlement, and Local Swiss-German families in the context of other early Virginia Historical Highlights. 2011. 50 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #4013  •   Price: $13   Members: $13
    Strasburg, Virginia and The Keister Family   •   E.E. Keister  •   A genealogy and history of the Keister family of Strasburg, Va. Lots of photos and introductory articles, The Pennsylvania Germans," by Milton Rubincam and "Colonial Strasburg," by Klaus Wust. Records start with Adam Keister, Jr. Includes historical material on Strasburg, Va. 1972. 434 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #4011  •   Price: $35   Members: $34

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