Shenandoah County
Historical Society
Shenandoah County
Historical Society
 

Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse and Visitor Center is closed until the Covid-19 Pandemic has ended.Book orders will continue to be filled during this period. SCHS voice mail will be checked regularly. Notices will be sent out if Annual Meeting is cancelled.

The Shenandoah County Library’s Truban Archives and Shenandoah Room and its competent and energetic archivist, Zach Hottel, provide an important resource in Shenandoah County. SCHS is always pleased to promote Zach’s initiatives in the community and are happy to encourage response to his effort to have a citizens journal about their experience with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Zach has passed along this link for your use.

SCHS works closely with Zach on many fronts; as a member of the Shenandoah County History Council, with a standing position on the Truban Archives & Shenandoah Room Advisory Committee and co-hosting our annual Shenandoah County Heritage Day with the library. We also enjoy  mutual cooperation with family history research requests, have made many donations of books and other materials to the Archives when appropriate, and participate jointly with other projects.  Zach has a regular column in the SCHS newsletter and helps to keep our Facebook page fresh and informative.


Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse and Visitor Center is closed until the Covid-19 Pandemic has ended.Book orders will continue to be filled during this period. SCHS voice mail will be checked regularly. Notices will be sent out if Annual Meeting is cancelled.

The Shenandoah County Library’s Truban Archives and Shenandoah Room and its competent and energetic archivist, Zach Hottel, provide an important resource in Shenandoah County. SCHS is always pleased to promote Zach’s initiatives in the community and are happy to encourage response to his effort to have a citizens journal about their experience with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Zach has passed along this link for your use.

SCHS works closely with Zach on many fronts; as a member of the Shenandoah County History Council, with a standing position on the Truban Archives & Shenandoah Room Advisory Committee and co-hosting our annual Shenandoah County Heritage Day with the library. We also enjoy  mutual cooperation with family history research requests, have made many donations of books and other materials to the Archives when appropriate, and participate jointly with other projects.  Zach has a regular column in the SCHS newsletter and helps to keep our Facebook page fresh and informative.


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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Touring the Shenandoah Valley Backroads

Andrea Sutcliffe

Authoritative guide to the beauty and history of the Valley. 13 separate tours are planned ranging from vaulted caverns to presidential homes, from Indian warfare to breathtaking stretches of virgin wilderness. This updated and revised edition of the guide is a personal, enthusiastic tour that even surprised locals. 2010. 286 pages. 2nd edition.

Softcover
Item# 2018

Price: $21
Members: $20

Images of America: Around New Market

James R. Graves & John D. Crim

New Market lies at the western base of the Massanutten range. Its crossroads go back to two Native American hunting trails that crossed here throughout the ages. The Town was incorporated in 1796 and the area still shines with its agrarian roots, while over the years it has fostered many educational institutions and maintained historically heavy commerce. The book has lots of photos. 2007. 128 pages.

Softcover
Item# 2032

Price: $23
Members: $22

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  • Road Trip to History   •   Wayne Bronson, Oak Tree Productions  •   "The Road Trip to History" series, known for its TV programs featuring the many towns along the Great Valley Pike in the Shenandoah Valley, focuses here on the work of Hugh Morrison, Woodstock photographer, and the efforts of SCHS to preserve the history in his photography. 2009.  DVD  •   Item #2013  •   Price: $15   Members: $14
  • Life Along Holman's Creek   •   Joseph Floyd Wine  •   The original printing of this book had a drawing on the front cover. This reprinted version has a plain cover. The book tells about life in the Forestville area of Shenandoah County. 1985 reprint. 254 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #2012  •   Price: $38   Members: $37
  • Tales from Shenandoah   •   Joseph Floyd Wine  •   A collection of tales both oral and in written form that have been passed down through the years, telling of interesting events and people. 1989. 85 pages  Hardcover  •   Item #2017  •   Price: $18   Members: $18
  • The Word Gatherer   •   Carol Maureen DeHart  •   An oral history interview with historian John L. Heatwole, who often traveled the Valley doing research. In the process, he gathered hundreds of oral history and folklore stories and felt they needed to be preserved. This book was part of that process. 2007. 114 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2021  •   Price: $10   Members: $9
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    The Fighting Parson of the American Revolution   •   Edward Hocker  •   A biography of General Peter Muhlenberg, Lutheran clergyman, military chieftain, and political leader. In a new foreword by John Huffman he reminds us that throughout Christian history, Godly men have seen the need to take up arms to defend their homes and families. Edward Hocker has done an honorable job of presenting an accurate picture of a genuine hero, while at the same time not creating an ideological myth of a hero with no flaws. Published:  1936. Reprinted:  2016. Size:  7 ¼ x 5 ¼. 191 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #2038  •   Price: $26   Members: $25
    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

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