Mount Jackson Museum Exhibit now at Visitor Center
An interesting collection of artifacts from the Mt. Jackson Museum have been placed on display at the Historic 1795 Court House Visitor Center. The exhibit will be in the Center through June. To see their complete offering, stop by the Museum at the Mt. Jackson Town Center on Main Street in Mt. Jackson. The Museum is open Thursdays & Fridays 1-4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During January and February, it is open on Saturdays from 1-4 PM. The museum at the Town Center has exhibits on 2 levels of the building that contain Civil War artifacts, Bird Haven items from the Basye area, paintings, face jugs, Buck Ryan memorabilia, furniture and clothing from the Rinker families and much more. A recent acquisition is the loan from the Tisinger Estate of a painted blanket chest dated 1789 with floral decorations and lettering of the German spelling of Tisinger-Deisinger. Triplett High School is also well represented in their displays. Volunteers are welcomed. Be sure to put a visit to the museum on your schedule.
1795 Swiss guard weathervane back at Old Courthouse
Since SCHS began planning for the visitor’s center and museum at the historic courthouse in 2013, we have hoped to be able to exhibit portions of the elaborate, original 1795 weather vane, already in our possession, with the figure from the weather vane. The two were separated many years ago when the original, damaged vane was removed and a replica erected on top of the courthouse. Most of the pieces were stored but the figure, often referred to as a Swiss Guard, was given for safekeeping to the Woodstock Library.
May 5th at 11:30 AM: National Day of Prayer service in Woodstock, Va.
Held on the steps of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse, conducted by the Antioch Church of the Brethren. The Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center will be open.
May 14th & 15th at 2:30 PM on Saturday and 2:00 PM on Sunday: Civil War battle reenactment in New Market, Va.
The 152nd Anniversary Battle of New Market Reenactment will take place on the New Market Battlefield, sponsored by The Virginia Museum of the Civil War at 8895 George Collin Pkwy, New Market, Va. The annual reenactment is the nations oldest, continually held reenactment on original ground in the nation, and has taken place since 1914. This year, it will be held on exactly the same dates as the historic Battle of Market that rainy Sunday so many years ago. There will be food provided by local non-profit groups, historic retailers called sutlers, demonstrations, tours and much more. For more detailed information on the event visit website at www.vmi.edu/newmarket. Information also at: 1-866-515-1864
May 17th at 6:00 pm: Annual dinner meeting and historical program in Edinburg, Va.
The Shenandoah County Historical Society Annual Dinner Meeting will be held at The Edinburg Mill, 214 S. Main St.Social hour begins at 6:00 PM, the dinner at 7:00 PM and the Program will take place at 7:00 PM. The program will be about The History of Broadcast Radio in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, from first broadcast stations and home radios, through the advent of FM, and up to web-streaming. Speaker, Alan Arehart, has worked in all phases of broadcast radio, from announcer to engineer to station owner. Folks attending the dinner meeting are invited to bring home radios made before (1960) to be displayed in the reception area before the meeting. Reservations required for dinner. Call 540-459-1795 or 540-465-5570 for information and reservations.