Shenandoah County
Historical Society
Shenandoah County
Historical Society
 


Historic Courthouse Museum & Visitor Center again Welcomes Visitors

The Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center re-opened on Friday, September 4th, 2020, after being closed since early March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Museum / Visitor Center is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The Museum and Visitor Center is now open every Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM until the end of the year. The facility is normally closed during January & February and the same will be true for those months in 2021. The Museum may also be visited at other times by appointment via 540-459-1795.

There is no charge to visit the Museum and Visitor Center, though donations are accepted. The bookstore in the Visitor Center is fully stocked and we are also processing mail-in book orders. The US Forest Service currently has a special exhibit in the Visitor Center that will be in place until the end of the year.

In accordance with Covid-19 requirements, all visitors must wear a mask and observe social distance requirements currently in effect in the State of Virginia.

We hope you will visit soon.



Historic Courthouse Museum & Visitor Center again Welcomes Visitors

The Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center re-opened on Friday, September 4th, 2020, after being closed since early March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Museum / Visitor Center is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The Museum and Visitor Center is now open every Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM until the end of the year. The facility is normally closed during January & February and the same will be true for those months in 2021. The Museum may also be visited at other times by appointment via 540-459-1795.

There is no charge to visit the Museum and Visitor Center, though donations are accepted. The bookstore in the Visitor Center is fully stocked and we are also processing mail-in book orders. The US Forest Service currently has a special exhibit in the Visitor Center that will be in place until the end of the year.

In accordance with Covid-19 requirements, all visitors must wear a mask and observe social distance requirements currently in effect in the State of Virginia.

We hope you will visit soon.


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.



Organizational Tax Status

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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Touring the Shenandoah Valley Backroads

Andrea Sutcliffe

Authoritative guide to the beauty and history of the Valley. 13 separate tours are planned ranging from vaulted caverns to presidential homes, from Indian warfare to breathtaking stretches of virgin wilderness. This updated and revised edition of the guide is a personal, enthusiastic tour that even surprised locals. 2010. 286 pages. 2nd edition.

Softcover
Item# 2018

Price: $21
Members: $20

Shenandoah Voices

John Heatwole

Stories about life in the Shenandoah Valley, collected and recorded over a lifetime, that open a window to long  ago when the pace of life was governed by the seasons and settlers relied on the traditions of their ancestors. OUT OF PRINT

Hardcover
Item# 2036

Price: $79 (out of print)
Members: $79 (out of print)

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  • Shenandoah Iron: A History of Mining, Smelting and Transporting Iron in the Virginia Counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren   •   Norman H. Scott  •   Most people know of the rich Civil War history of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia but few know that the Valley was also rich in iron smelting history. The first furnace west of the Blue Ridge Mountains was built in this region. 352 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2039  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
  • Lake's 1885 Atlas of Shenandoah and Page Counties   •   The SCHS reprinted the popular Lake's Atlas of 1885. Also included are several pages from Gray's Atlas of 1878, which contain slightly more detailed maps of many of the communities in Shenandoah County. With added pages from Gray's 1878 Atlas. 2009. 12x18.  Softcover  •   Item #2007  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
  • Oh, Shenandoah   •   Andrei Kushnir  •   Description:  A beautiful coffee table book of 264 paintings of the historic Shenandoah Valley and river. 2016. 400 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #2040  •   Price: $55   Members: $50
  • Your CCC – A Handbook for Enrollees   •   Upon entering the CCC, new enrollees were given a handbook that provided them with guidelines to share expectations of what to expect and how to behave.  The Do’s and Don’ts of CCC life. Illustrations by Marshall Davis.  Softcover  •   Item #2034  •   Price: $9   Members: $8
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    The Alms House of Shenandoah County: A Brief History   •   Fred Painter  •   What was once the Glebe Farm and Peter Muhlenberg's home during the American Revolution is now the Alms House of Shenandoah County. This History book also contains many photos. 1979. 33 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #2006  •   Price: $8   Members: $7
    Strasburg, Virginia Our History in Post Cards   •   Gloria Stickley  •   A narrative history of Strasburg, Va. accompanied by an impressive collection ofpost cards - most in color - that start when post cards first became popular. Also maps. 2013. 92 pages. Color.  Hardcover  •   Item #2026  •   Price: $31   Members: $30

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