Shenandoah County
Historical Society
Shenandoah County
Historical Society
 

Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse and Visitor Center is closed until the Covid-19 Pandemic has ended.Book orders will continue to be filled during this period. SCHS voice mail will be checked regularly. Notices will be sent out if Annual Meeting is cancelled.

The Shenandoah County Library’s Truban Archives and Shenandoah Room and its competent and energetic archivist, Zach Hottel, provide an important resource in Shenandoah County. SCHS is always pleased to promote Zach’s initiatives in the community and are happy to encourage response to his effort to have a citizens journal about their experience with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Zach has passed along this link for your use.

SCHS works closely with Zach on many fronts; as a member of the Shenandoah County History Council, with a standing position on the Truban Archives & Shenandoah Room Advisory Committee and co-hosting our annual Shenandoah County Heritage Day with the library. We also enjoy  mutual cooperation with family history research requests, have made many donations of books and other materials to the Archives when appropriate, and participate jointly with other projects.  Zach has a regular column in the SCHS newsletter and helps to keep our Facebook page fresh and informative.


Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse and Visitor Center is closed until the Covid-19 Pandemic has ended.Book orders will continue to be filled during this period. SCHS voice mail will be checked regularly. Notices will be sent out if Annual Meeting is cancelled.

The Shenandoah County Library’s Truban Archives and Shenandoah Room and its competent and energetic archivist, Zach Hottel, provide an important resource in Shenandoah County. SCHS is always pleased to promote Zach’s initiatives in the community and are happy to encourage response to his effort to have a citizens journal about their experience with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Zach has passed along this link for your use.

SCHS works closely with Zach on many fronts; as a member of the Shenandoah County History Council, with a standing position on the Truban Archives & Shenandoah Room Advisory Committee and co-hosting our annual Shenandoah County Heritage Day with the library. We also enjoy  mutual cooperation with family history research requests, have made many donations of books and other materials to the Archives when appropriate, and participate jointly with other projects.  Zach has a regular column in the SCHS newsletter and helps to keep our Facebook page fresh and informative.


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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Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest

Anne Carter Lee

One of the Buildings of the United States series of the Society of Architectural Historians. This book includes many pages on the Shenandoah Valley and Shenandoah County. Several photos of buildings in Shenandoah County are featured. 2015. 592 pages. 10 x 7.4. 300 images. 31 maps.

Hardcover
Item# 3011

Price: $75
Members: $70

First People - The Early Indians of Virginia

Keith Egloff & Deborah Woodward

Full of stories that represent the full diversity of Virginia's Indians, past and present, this popular book remains the essential introduction to the history of Virginia Indians from the earlier times to the present day. 2006. 68 pages. 2nd edition.

Softcover
Item# 3008

Price: $14
Members: $13

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  • The Fairfax Line: A Historic Landmark   •   McClinton, Coleman & Francis F. Wayland  •   Includes Thomas Lewis's Journal of 1746, edited by John W. Wayland. 1996. 97 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #3001  •   Price: $14   Members: $13
  • Scandalous Son: The Elusive Search for Dolley Madison's Son, John Payne Todd   •   Philip Bigler  •   This book tackles the dark side of the American Dream, the saga of rags-to-riches in just three generations. It is the tragic,albeit all to common, story of a promising heir battling family and society's expectations --and losing it all. 2015. 352 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #3010  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
  • Virginia Fraktur: Penmanship as Folk Art   •   Klaus Wust  •   This book was originally published in the 1970s. The author was one of the major contributors to a better understanding of the cultural heritage and history of the German immigrants who settled in the Shenandoah Valley. Archivist Jean Martin has added updated notes on the Stoney Creek artist in this new edition. 2011. 35 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #3006  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
  • RFD Folk Art   •   Tyre & Jane Yancey  •   To most of us, the container designed to hold US Mail (both coming and going) is a rather utilitarian contraption. The Yanceys have traveled all over the Valley looking at silos and barns and found these fun mail boxes along the way. 2011. 94 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #3005  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
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    RFD Folk Art   •   Tyre & Jane Yancey  •   To most of us, the container designed to hold US Mail (both coming and going) is a rather utilitarian contraption. The Yanceys have traveled all over the Valley looking at silos and barns and found these fun mail boxes along the way. 2011. 94 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #3005  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
    The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia   •   Julienne & Baston Tarter  •   At the centenary of the movement, this book recognizes the important contributions of women who created two statewide organizations to win the right to vote. 208 pages. 6 in. x 9 in.  Softcover  •   Item #3013  •   Price: $25   Members: $24

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