2018 ANNUAL MEETING

Make plans to attend the SCHS Annual Dinner Meeting at the VFW Post 2447 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. More information, including dinner reservation and proxy voting form, available here.

CCC – Civilian Conservation Corp. – Exhibit  on Display at Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia

The nation’s first CCC camp, known as Camp Roosevelt, was built in the Fort Valley outside Edinburg Virginia in 1933. The camp still stands.  The CCC Legacy group has installed a new exhibit at the Visitor Center in the Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The exhibit,  which will be on display through June, 2018. Is free and open to the public.  In conjunction with the display, two of the CCC handbooks have been reproduced and are available for sale.


2018 ANNUAL MEETING

Make plans to attend the SCHS Annual Dinner Meeting at the VFW Post 2447 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. More information, including dinner reservation and proxy voting form, available here.

CCC – Civilian Conservation Corp. – Exhibit  on Display at Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia

The nation’s first CCC camp, known as Camp Roosevelt, was built in the Fort Valley outside Edinburg Virginia in 1933. The camp still stands.  The CCC Legacy group has installed a new exhibit at the Visitor Center in the Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The exhibit,  which will be on display through June, 2018. Is free and open to the public.  In conjunction with the display, two of the CCC handbooks have been reproduced and are available for sale.


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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Shenandoah County Men in Gray (Volume 1 of 2-volume set)

Thomas Spratt

This two-volume set reproduces the service record of the Confederate soldiers from Shenandoah County who served in all the theaters of combat. It also gives valuable information regarding the soldier’s family and where possible, personal facts including where buried. 1992. 902 total pages (total of both volumes).

Softcover
Item# 1030

Price: $30
Members: $29

Unionists in Virginia: Politics, Secession and Their Plan to Prevent Civil War

Lawrence M. Denton

A recounting of pre-secession politics that illuminates what was happening in Virginia just prior to secession. The role of Secretary of the Interior William Seward is little known and this book fills in an important gap in the usual histories of the period. 2014. 224 pages.

Hardcover
Item# 1022

Price: $23
Members: $22

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Sunday, June 3rd from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Historic House Tour in Strasburg, VA
A History and Tour of the Historic 18th Century Dosh House in Strasburg will be hosted by the Strasburg Heritage Association.  The tour is free and the public is invited.  Light refreshments will be available.  For location and more info:  www.strasburgvaheritage.org.

Sunday, June 10th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Mosby & His Rangers in Northern Virginia Symposium in Aldie VA
A Fundraiser, for The Mosby Heritage Area Assoc., NOVA Parks & The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society, will take at the Mt.  Zion Church at Zion Historic Park, East of Aldie, VA off John Mosby Highway.  Historians EricBuckland, Tracy Gillespie, David Goetz, Don Hakenson, Chuch Mauro, Carl Sell and Kevin Pawlak will provide a series of fascinating and illuminating vignettes about the area. There will also be tours, displays, book signings and period music.  $20 admission fee at the door.  Children under 12 free. No advanced sales.  Bring a picnic lunch or light refreshments available throughout the day.

Upcoming events...

Sunday, June 3rd from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Historic House Tour in Strasburg, VA
A History and Tour of the Historic 18th Century Dosh House in Strasburg will be hosted by the Strasburg Heritage Association.  The tour is free and the public is invited.  Light refreshments will be available.  For location and more info:  www.strasburgvaheritage.org.

Sunday, June 10th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Mosby & His Rangers in Northern Virginia Symposium in Aldie VA
A Fundraiser, for The Mosby Heritage Area Assoc., NOVA Parks & The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society, will take at the Mt.  Zion Church at Zion Historic Park, East of Aldie, VA off John Mosby Highway.  Historians EricBuckland, Tracy Gillespie, David Goetz, Don Hakenson, Chuch Mauro, Carl Sell and Kevin Pawlak will provide a series of fascinating and illuminating vignettes about the area. There will also be tours, displays, book signings and period music.  $20 admission fee at the door.  Children under 12 free. No advanced sales.  Bring a picnic lunch or light refreshments available throughout the day.

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    SCHS Glass Plate Processing Project   •   Array   •   Produced by filmmaker and SCHS Board Member, Philip Crown, documents the process by which 27,000+ glass negatives have been cataloged, reproduced, stored and made available to the community. 30 Minutes.  DVD  •   Item #2023  •   Price: $10   Members: $9
  • Shenandoah County Trivia (And a little bit more!)   •   Irvin D. Magin   •   1000+ bits and pieces of facts and figures about this Virginia county, its people, its history, and what makes things go. 2002. 138 pages. 4 1/8x 7 3/8.  Softcover  •   Item #2029  •   Price: $8   Members: $9
  • Fairfax of Virginia - The Forgotten Story of America's Only Peerage   •   Hugh Fairfax   •   The Fairfax family occupies a unique place in the story of America, as the only members of the British House of Lords - the Peerage - to have been long time residents of the United States. For over 150 years, first as colonialists and then as loyal citizens of the Republic they played an active part in many of the great events that helped make America the country it is today. Then curiously, just as America was assuming its position as the powerhouse of the world, they left and returned to Britain once more. Written with panache and affection by a descendent of the family, Hugh Fairfax, this new book tells the remarkable and largely forgotten story in its entirety for the first time. We follow their adventures from the pinnacle of Colonial society and close friendship with George Washington into the 19th Century.  Hardcover  •   Item #2031  •   Price: $40   Members: $39
  • Shenandoah County Gazetteer & Historical Geography   •   Irvin D. Magin   •   A collection of places throughout Shenandoah County, with geographical coordinates, descriptions and historical information. 1991. 188 pages. 8x10. Revised 2003.  Softcover  •   Item #2008  •   Price: $13   Members: $12

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The Battle of Fisher's Hill - Breaking the Shenandoah Valley's Gibraltar   •   Jonathan A. Noyalas   •   First book-length study of 1864 battle, the last major battle in Shenandoah County, which set the stage for The Burning  Hardcover  •   Item #1017  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
Locomotives Up theTurnpike   •   David L. Bright   •   When the Civil War began, the railroads of the Confederate States had the immense job of collecting the men, supplies and equipment needed to create a government and its armed forces. This is the story of Thomas Sharp, the young superintendent who was commissioned to haul the cars and locomotives captured by Stonewall Jackson from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Martinsburg, Va. (now WV) to Confederate points to the West and South.  Softcover  •   Item #1028  •   Price: $26   Members: $25

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