New Native American exhibit at Historic Courthouse
The Strasburg Museum has one of the largest and best collection of Native American stone artifacts in the Shenandoah Valley and some of these artifacts will be on exhibit in the Visitors Center of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse. The new exhibit contains artifacts donated to the museum from the estate of James Jamison (Jack) Crawford (1910-2002) and were found in the Shenandoah Valley near the Strasburg area. The display will feature stone artifacts beginning with the Late Paleo Period to the Woodland Period 1000 BC - 1600 AD.The Strasburg Museum collection also contains artifacts donated by other individuals.
Historic Courthouse Open to Visitors in Woodstock, Va.
The 1795 Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center is open every Thursday through Saturday.
The Shenandoah County Historical Society and the County Tourism office have joined forces to operate the new Visitor Center and Courthouse Museum located in the 1795 Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse.
June, 2015 marked the first anniversary of this partnership which has turned out to be a good working arrangement.
August 1 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Fisher’s Hill Picnic
Commemorating the picnics held at Fishers Hill in Shenandoah County during the late 19th and early 20th century which was attended by Civil War veterans from both sides. This year, activities will include tours of the battlefield, tours of the original picnic grounds, historic displays, live period music and a program highlighting the history of the picnics. The event is free and open to the public. (No rain date) There is free parking, food vendors, and portable toilets. A large tent will have limited seating and tables will be provided. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Visitors may bring their own food and drink, though alcohol will not be permitted. Good food will also be for sale by the Powhatan Ruritan Club.
August 2 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Stonewall Brigade Band Concert in Staunton Va.
Gypsy Hill Park at 600 Churchville AvenueThe free concerts are held regardless of the weather except for severe electrical storms. The Stonewall Brigade Band is the nation’s oldest continuous, among over 2,000, community bands in the nation, celebrating their 161st year of existence. For more information: www.stonewallbrigadeband.com.