Shentel Exhibit Now on Display at Historic Courthouse

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

A new exhibit opened on March 1st in the Visitor Center at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia. The exhibit is by Shentel – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company – one of the oldest businesses in Shenandoah County. This small display is from the museum at the Shentel Center, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, Virginia, where they celebrate the early years as a telephone company.

In 1902, a group of farmers joined together to create Farmers Mutual Telephone System. There was telephone service in the towns at that time, but not in the rural areas. From those humble roots Shentel has emerged as a company that offers a broad range of diversified telecommunications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
 
The Company's services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and voice; fiber network and services; and local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive Personal Communications Service (PCS) Affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

A 1959 telephone directory, an actual dial telephone and other items are also on display. The exhibit will be on display through June of 2019.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


 

Shentel Exhibit Now on Display at Historic Courthouse

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

A new exhibit opened on March 1st in the Visitor Center at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia. The exhibit is by Shentel – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company – one of the oldest businesses in Shenandoah County. This small display is from the museum at the Shentel Center, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, Virginia, where they celebrate the early years as a telephone company.

In 1902, a group of farmers joined together to create Farmers Mutual Telephone System. There was telephone service in the towns at that time, but not in the rural areas. From those humble roots Shentel has emerged as a company that offers a broad range of diversified telecommunications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
 
The Company's services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and voice; fiber network and services; and local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive Personal Communications Service (PCS) Affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

A 1959 telephone directory, an actual dial telephone and other items are also on display. The exhibit will be on display through June of 2019.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


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•   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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Faith in the Valley

Daniel Warrick Burress

Zion Church (near Swover Creek)English Records, 1827-1890. 147 pages.

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Item# 5004

Price: $16
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Davidsburg Church Baptisms

Klaus Wust & John Stewart

New Market, Va., 1785-1845. Largely German entries regarding births and baptisms. From the church book of Lutheran and German reformed church in New Market, Va. 1983. 44 pages.

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Upcoming events...


Saturday, June 8th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM: The D-Day Invasion will be relived in Stephens City, VA
The 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion will be relived through a large FREE exhibit at 811 Fairfax Pike (Rt. 277) in Stephens City, VA.  You will see a large collection of WWII equipment and vehicles, reenactor displays, Korean and Vietnam War Displays.  There will be military museum displays and a reunion of WWII Veterans'. For more info: fravel@clemson.edu

Sunday, June 9th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM: The D-Day Invasion will be relived in Stephens City, VA
The 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion will be relieved through a FREE exhibit at 811 Fairfax Pike (Rt. 277) in Stephens City, VA.  One can see a large collectioin of WWII equipment and vehicles, reenactor displays, Korean and Vietnam War Displays. There will also be museum displays, Military vehicles and antique farm equipment.  For more info:  fravel@clemson.edu  

Sunday, June 23rd from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: History of Baseball presented in Strasburg VA
A History of Baseball in Strasburg and Shenandoah County will be presented by Dennis Stickley in a program sponsored by the Strasburg Heritage Association at St. Paul Lutheran Church, West Washington Street in Strasburg.  The public is invited to this free program.   For more info:  540-325-4397 or www.strasburgvaheritage.org

Upcoming events...

Saturday, June 8th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM: The D-Day Invasion will be relived in Stephens City, VA
The 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion will be relived through a large FREE exhibit at 811 Fairfax Pike (Rt. 277) in Stephens City, VA.  You will see a large collection of WWII equipment and vehicles, reenactor displays, Korean and Vietnam War Displays.  There will be military museum displays and a reunion of WWII Veterans'. For more info: fravel@clemson.edu

Sunday, June 9th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM: The D-Day Invasion will be relived in Stephens City, VA
The 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion will be relieved through a FREE exhibit at 811 Fairfax Pike (Rt. 277) in Stephens City, VA.  One can see a large collectioin of WWII equipment and vehicles, reenactor displays, Korean and Vietnam War Displays. There will also be museum displays, Military vehicles and antique farm equipment.  For more info:  fravel@clemson.edu  

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  • Lutheran Zion - Pine Church Records Vol. I (1786 - 1799), Vol. II (1800 - 1827)   •   Klaus Wust  •   German entries in the Lutheran part of the Zion-Pine church register. The mother church of Lutheran congregations in Edinburg, Woodstock and Mt. Jackson areas. Baptisms prior to 1786 are listed. 1985. 93 pages. Sold as a set, 2-volume price.  Softcover  •   Item #5008  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
  • Faith in the Valley   •   Daniel Warrick Burress  •   Zion Church (near Swover Creek)English Records, 1827-1890. 147 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5004  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
  • Shenandoah Valley Family Data (1799-1813)   •   Klaus Wust  •   Confirmation, marriage and communion records of 1425 persons, including their location and known dates. 1978. 60 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5012  •   Price: $11   Members: $10
  • Old Pine Church Baptisms (1783-1828) Mill Creek, Va   •   Klaus Wust  •   A union church of Lutheran and Reformed. Birth & baptismal records, 1757-1828. Baptismal records in English, 1820-1861. Confirmation and communion lists. 1987. 63 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5009  •   Price: $11   Members: $10
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    Davidsburg Church Baptisms   •   Klaus Wust & John Stewart  •   New Market, Va., 1785-1845. Largely German entries regarding births and baptisms. From the church book of Lutheran and German reformed church in New Market, Va. 1983. 44 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5000  •   Price: $11   Members: $10
    Lutheran Zion - Pine Church Records Vol. I (1786 - 1799), Vol. II (1800 - 1827)   •   Klaus Wust  •   German entries in the Lutheran part of the Zion-Pine church register. The mother church of Lutheran congregations in Edinburg, Woodstock and Mt. Jackson areas. Baptisms prior to 1786 are listed. 1985. 93 pages. Sold as a set, 2-volume price.  Softcover  •   Item #5008  •   Price: $21   Members: $20

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