Museum of the Civil War exhibit now at Historic 1795 Courthouse Visitor Center, through June 30: George R. Collins, a VMI graduate of the Class of 1911, was instrumental in the founding of the current museum in New Market.

 

Preservation Awards Given by Historical Society

The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented three “Excellence in Historic Preservation” Awards at its annual meeting and banquet on May 16 at the historic Edinburg Mill. The preservation awards program seeks to recognize outstanding preservation projects in the fields of history, architecture, scenic beauty, and material culture. These annual awards are intended to bring public recognition to these achievements and in so doing encourage others to follow their examples, bringing greater awareness of the value of historic preservation.

The 2017 Awards were presented by Committee Chair Leigh Devier to:

The Shenandoah County Library, Zachary Hottel, and Dallas Moore for the creation and development of Shenandoah Stories, a public web platform showcasing the history of specific sites in Shenandoah County.
 

Corhaven Graveyard for the preservation of the burial ground for enslaved African Americans of the former Edgehill Plantation in Quicksburg, Va. Accepting the award were Sarah Kohrs, Tara Haley, and Bill Haley.
 

The Woodstock Brewing Company for the preservation and rehabilitation of the original Casey Jones Factory in Woodstock, Va. Accepting the award were Travis Cooper and Karl Roulston.


Museum of the Civil War exhibit now at Historic 1795 Courthouse Visitor Center, through June 30: George R. Collins, a VMI graduate of the Class of 1911, was instrumental in the founding of the current museum in New Market.

 

Preservation Awards Given by Historical Society

The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented three “Excellence in Historic Preservation” Awards at its annual meeting and banquet on May 16 at the historic Edinburg Mill. The preservation awards program seeks to recognize outstanding preservation projects in the fields of history, architecture, scenic beauty, and material culture. These annual awards are intended to bring public recognition to these achievements and in so doing encourage others to follow their examples, bringing greater awareness of the value of historic preservation.

The 2017 Awards were presented by Committee Chair Leigh Devier to:

The Shenandoah County Library, Zachary Hottel, and Dallas Moore for the creation and development of Shenandoah Stories, a public web platform showcasing the history of specific sites in Shenandoah County.
 

Corhaven Graveyard for the preservation of the burial ground for enslaved African Americans of the former Edgehill Plantation in Quicksburg, Va. Accepting the award were Sarah Kohrs, Tara Haley, and Bill Haley.
 

The Woodstock Brewing Company for the preservation and rehabilitation of the original Casey Jones Factory in Woodstock, Va. Accepting the award were Travis Cooper and Karl Roulston.


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 Burning

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The Burning of the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 was a well planned and brilliantly directed campaign by Gen. Philip Sheridan. Based on John Heatwole's work by the same name, the movie tells the stories of the soldiers, civilians, and families caught in the terrible firestorm. The Edinburg Heritage Foundation produced this documentary. 2008. 50 minutes

DVD
Item# 1002

Price: $20
Members: $20

Bloody Autumn - The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864

Daniel T. Davis & Phillip S. Greenwalt

Newest edition to the Emerging Civil War Series by two longtime students of the War. This book shifts attention away from the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia to the campaign that ultimately determined the balance of power across the Eastern Theater. 2014. 168 pages, 10 maps, 184 images.

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Item# 1018

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Upcoming events...


June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: "Road to Revolution" Seminar, with five noted authors, will take place in Winchester, VA
A day-long seminar will explore how the "Road to Revolution" passed through the Shenandoah Valley, by tracing its path from the French and Indian War through the American Revolution.  The event is organized by the 2nd Virginia Regiment in partnership with the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, where the event will take place in the Reception Hall at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester VA.  For info:  888-556-5799.   Tickets:  $40-$45, are available only at www.RoadtoRevolution.EventBrite.com

June 6th fron 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Confederate Memorial Day at Jackson's Headquarters in Winchester, VA
The National Park Service Ranger Shannon Moeck will present a lecture on "The Ladies Memorial Day and the beginning of Confederate Memorial Day in Winchester, VA.  Lectures are Free and will be given at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM at the Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum at 415 N. Braddock Street iln Winchester, VA   Free.  For info:  540-662-6550

Upcoming events...

June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: "Road to Revolution" Seminar, with five noted authors, will take place in Winchester, VA
A day-long seminar will explore how the "Road to Revolution" passed through the Shenandoah Valley, by tracing its path from the French and Indian War through the American Revolution.  The event is organized by the 2nd Virginia Regiment in partnership with the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, where the event will take place in the Reception Hall at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester VA.  For info:  888-556-5799.   Tickets:  $40-$45, are available only at www.RoadtoRevolution.EventBrite.com

June 6th fron 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Confederate Memorial Day at Jackson's Headquarters in Winchester, VA
The National Park Service Ranger Shannon Moeck will present a lecture on "The Ladies Memorial Day and the beginning of Confederate Memorial Day in Winchester, VA.  Lectures are Free and will be given at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM at the Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum at 415 N. Braddock Street iln Winchester, VA   Free.  For info:  540-662-6550

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    Road Trip to History   •   Wayne Bronson, Oak Tree Productions   •   "The Road Trip to History" series, known for its TV programs featuring the many towns along the Great Valley Pike in the Shenandoah Valley, focuses here on the work of Hugh Morrison, Woodstock photographer, and the efforts of SCHS to preserve the history in his photography. 2009.  DVD  •   Item #2013  •   Price: $15   Members: $14
  • 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 #2015  •   Price: $14   Members: $13
  • Images of America: Shenandoah County   •   Archivist Jean Martin and SCHS   •   This book of nearly 200 photos focuses on the people who have made the Shenandoah County a comfortable place to raise families and communities that pray together, work along side each other, and enjoy life surrounded by the mountains. 2010. 127 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2011  •   Price: $23   Members: $23
  • 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

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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
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

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