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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Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1864

Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey

Both are Henkel Granddaughters. This is the fourth book in the series "Life in the Shenandoah Valley." A journal, letters and news articles lead the reader through trying times when the Battle of New Market and Sheridan's Burning of the Valley bring the War in Virginia to the doorsteps of the Henkel, Coiner and Miller families. 2014. 340 pages.

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Item# 1019

Price: $20
Members: $19

Rough Winds: The Battle of New Market

Nancy B. Stewart

A story about the Battle of New Market on May 15th, 1864. 1994. 21 pages.

Softcover
Item# 1008

Price: $6
Members: $5

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Upcoming events...


July 20th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Civil War Program in Dayton, VA
"Why the Civil War Still Lives" will be the subject of a program by author Gregg Clemmer at the Valley Heritage Museum at 382 High Street in Dayton, VA.  Mr. Clemmer will compare and contrast the details and events of the 1860's with those of today - everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food and quotes to the famous, infamous and forgotton.  Free and sponsored by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.  For info:  540-879-2681

August 5th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: A Cavil War Conference will be held in Luray, VA
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is sponsoring  a day-long conference entitled "Like A Thousand Bricks:" Cavalry in the Valley to be held at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, VA.  Speakers will include noted historians and authors, Eric Buckland, Caroline Janney, Charles Knight, Robert Krick, William Miller, Jonathan Noyalas and Keven Walker.  The cost to attend is $35 ($30 for SVBF members) and includes lunch from the Mimslyn Inn.  For more info, and to register, call 540-740-4545.

August 8th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM: WWII Video Lecture Series takes place in Dayton, VA
The monthly WWII Video Lecture Series at the Valley Heritage Museum at 382 High Street in Dayton, VA will  feature Charles Roland speaking on "Battle Babies: The Saga of a Draftee Infantry Division" and Harold Baumgarten, Ed Bearss, Spencer Wurst and Dennis McAuliffe discussing "Our Heroes share their WWII experiences".  The event is free and is sponsored by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.  For info:  540-879-2681

Upcoming events...

July 20th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Civil War Program in Dayton, VA
"Why the Civil War Still Lives" will be the subject of a program by author Gregg Clemmer at the Valley Heritage Museum at 382 High Street in Dayton, VA.  Mr. Clemmer will compare and contrast the details and events of the 1860's with those of today - everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food and quotes to the famous, infamous and forgotton.  Free and sponsored by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.  For info:  540-879-2681

August 5th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: A Cavil War Conference will be held in Luray, VA
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is sponsoring  a day-long conference entitled "Like A Thousand Bricks:" Cavalry in the Valley to be held at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, VA.  Speakers will include noted historians and authors, Eric Buckland, Caroline Janney, Charles Knight, Robert Krick, William Miller, Jonathan Noyalas and Keven Walker.  The cost to attend is $35 ($30 for SVBF members) and includes lunch from the Mimslyn Inn.  For more info, and to register, call 540-740-4545.

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    History of Edinburg Va.   •   Mary Ann Williamson & Jean Allen Davis   •   This soup-to-nuts chronicle of everything you'd like to know about Edinburg, VA,was written by two school teachers who grew up in the town. It is filled with pictures, and stories about people, places and events. Originally published in 1994, it was updated in 1995. 1995. 676 pages  Hardcover  •   Item #2008  •   Price: $45   Members: $45
  • The French & Indian War in Shenandoah County - Life On the Inner Frontier, 1752-1766   •   R. Patrick Murphy   •   The Story of the French and Indian War, Shenandoah County's "forgotten war," as it exists in memory and artifact. Color illustrations and fold out map of F&I War sites in the County. 2013. 142 pages. Foldout map.  Softcover  •   Item #2025  •   Price: $31   Members: $30
  • 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 #2014  •   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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The Burning   •   Array   •   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
The New Civil War Handbook: Facts & Photos for Readers of All Ages   •   Mark Hughes   •   Coverage includes battles, charts, technology, weapons, women, African American and Native American participation, the common soldier, prisons, hospitals, quotations, breakdown of troops by state, and much more. Close to 150 photos. 2009/2011. 158 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1006  •   Price: $16   Members: $15

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