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 15 at the historic Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Edinburg. 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.

William J. Miller (top photo, left) for his book, Decision at Toms Brook: George Custer, Thomas Roster and the Joy of the Fight, a comprehensive and readable account of the Battle of Toms Brook, as well as valuable descriptions of the skirmish at Mill Creek and the Burning in Shenandoah County.

William Grillo (top photo, right) for the careful and thorough rehabilitation of the 1797 Log Building at 129 S. Main St. in Woodstock, which preserves an important visual reminder of the town’s 18th Century heritage.

Bird Haven Farm, James Madison University Public History Program and the Shenandoah County Library Truban Archives for the Bird Haven Oral History Project, which preserves the history of the Bird Haven Community, the Shenandoah Community Workers and surrounding areas of southwestern Shenandoah County from the 1920s to the 1960s. Accepting on behalf of Bird Haven Farm owners Tom and Leslie Carr was staff member Abby Neese. Evan Friss, from the JMU Department of History, accepted for his students in the JMU Public History Program. Zachary Hottel, Shenandoah County Library Archivist, accepted for the Truban Archives.


 

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 15 at the historic Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Edinburg. 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.

William J. Miller (top photo, left) for his book, Decision at Toms Brook: George Custer, Thomas Roster and the Joy of the Fight, a comprehensive and readable account of the Battle of Toms Brook, as well as valuable descriptions of the skirmish at Mill Creek and the Burning in Shenandoah County.

William Grillo (top photo, right) for the careful and thorough rehabilitation of the 1797 Log Building at 129 S. Main St. in Woodstock, which preserves an important visual reminder of the town’s 18th Century heritage.

Bird Haven Farm, James Madison University Public History Program and the Shenandoah County Library Truban Archives for the Bird Haven Oral History Project, which preserves the history of the Bird Haven Community, the Shenandoah Community Workers and surrounding areas of southwestern Shenandoah County from the 1920s to the 1960s. Accepting on behalf of Bird Haven Farm owners Tom and Leslie Carr was staff member Abby Neese. Evan Friss, from the JMU Department of History, accepted for his students in the JMU Public History Program. Zachary Hottel, Shenandoah County Library Archivist, accepted for the Truban Archives.


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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Marriage Certificate

Copy of a Marriage Certificate from an 1875 family Bible. (May be completed by purchaser). 8 1/2 x 11.

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Item# 104

Price: $4
Members: $4

Hand-made Walnut Coasters with Shenandoah County Seal

These are hand-made walnut coasters with the Shenandoah County seal on each one. They may be purchased singly or as a set with a holder for four coasters. 3 3/4 inch diameter. Single: $9, Holder: $10, Four-coaster set with holder: $42.

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Item# 112

Price: $42
Members: $42

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Saturday, July 21st from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Colonial Kids Day in Millwood, VA
The Clarke County Historical Association will present hands-on activities that include black-smithing, craft-making, games and a scavenger hunt at the Historic Burwell Morgan Mill at 15 Tannery Lane in Millwood, VA.  Kids can also learn about the history of the Mill and watch grinding in action.  $5 per child.  Info:  540-955-2600

Sunday, July 22nd from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM: Native American Food Demonstrations in Winchester, VA
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley at 901 Amherst St. in Winchester, VA  will celebrate the last day of the "Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present" exhibition by exploring Native American cuisine with educator and culinary artist, Rene Locklear White.  Admission to the event is Free.  Fees apply to visit the Gardens and Galleries.  Info:  888-556-5799.

Saturday, July 28th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM: A Civil War Conference on Confederate Icons will take place in Harrisonburg, VA
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation will present a Civil War Conference: Confederate Icons: History, Memory and the Future of Our Past at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.  The Conferencve will focus on the history of Confederate icons such as monuments and the battle flag - and how their use, meaning and cultural acceptance have changed over the years.  Several noted speakers will participate.  The registration fee is $30 for non-members of the  Foundation and $27 for members.  Fee includes lunch.  Info:  540-740-4545

Upcoming events...

Saturday, July 21st from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Colonial Kids Day in Millwood, VA
The Clarke County Historical Association will present hands-on activities that include black-smithing, craft-making, games and a scavenger hunt at the Historic Burwell Morgan Mill at 15 Tannery Lane in Millwood, VA.  Kids can also learn about the history of the Mill and watch grinding in action.  $5 per child.  Info:  540-955-2600

Sunday, July 22nd from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM: Native American Food Demonstrations in Winchester, VA
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley at 901 Amherst St. in Winchester, VA  will celebrate the last day of the "Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present" exhibition by exploring Native American cuisine with educator and culinary artist, Rene Locklear White.  Admission to the event is Free.  Fees apply to visit the Gardens and Galleries.  Info:  888-556-5799.

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    Shenandoah County Commemorative Plate   •   Shenandoah County Bi-Centennial Commemorative Plate 1772-1972. Porcelain. Round, 9-inch diameter.  Softcover  •   Item #111  •   Price: $8   Members: $8
  • Christmas Ornament   •   Ornament replica of the weather vane atop the historic Shenandoah County Court House 1772-1972. Gold-tone.  Array  •   Item #101  •   Price: $15   Members: $14
  • Morrison Exhibition Note Cards   •   Four different photos from the collection of Morrison photos on display in the 2011 exhibit at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va. 16 cards. Four of 4 scenes with envelopes.  Array  •   Item #103  •   Price: $15   Members: $14
  • Morrison Exhibition Magnets   •   Refrigerator Magnet with photo from the 2011 Morrison exhibit at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Two different photos. 2x3 inches.  Array  •   Item #105  •   Price: $4   Members: $4

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Marriage Certificate   •   Copy of a Marriage Certificate from an 1875 family Bible. (May be completed by purchaser). 8 1/2 x 11.  Array  •   Item #104  •   Price: $4   Members: $4
Morrison Exhibition Note Cards   •   Four different photos from the collection of Morrison photos on display in the 2011 exhibit at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va. 16 cards. Four of 4 scenes with envelopes.  Array  •   Item #103  •   Price: $15   Members: $14

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