New Exhibit at Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse

 

Postcards are a favorite object of collectors of memorabilia. They’re usually not too expensive and are easy to transport and store. They also tell a story of what interested people in a certain time and place, where they might travel and what they might say to the recipients. Sometimes these early postcards provide images that have real historic significance as well as just being fun.

Shenandoah County Archivist Zachary Hottel has assembled a sample of the large collection of postcards from the library’s Truban Archives which is now on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center at the Historic Courthouse through February 2017. The Archives was fortunate to have received the gift of many hundreds of historic postcards from the late Herb Parker, which has formed the basis of the Archives impressive collection.

The 1795 Historic Courthouse Museum is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock, Va. and is open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4:00 PM. The Historical Society bookstore is also located in the Visitor Center at the Courthouse.


New Exhibit at Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse

 

Postcards are a favorite object of collectors of memorabilia. They’re usually not too expensive and are easy to transport and store. They also tell a story of what interested people in a certain time and place, where they might travel and what they might say to the recipients. Sometimes these early postcards provide images that have real historic significance as well as just being fun.

Shenandoah County Archivist Zachary Hottel has assembled a sample of the large collection of postcards from the library’s Truban Archives which is now on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center at the Historic Courthouse through February 2017. The Archives was fortunate to have received the gift of many hundreds of historic postcards from the late Herb Parker, which has formed the basis of the Archives impressive collection.

The 1795 Historic Courthouse Museum is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock, Va. and is open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4:00 PM. The Historical Society bookstore is also located in the Visitor Center at the Courthouse.


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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Rough Winds: The Battle of New Market

Nancy B. Stewart

A story about the Battle of New Market on May 15th, 1864. 1994. 21 pages.

Softcover
Item# 1008

Price: $6
Members: $5

The Aftermath of Battle The Buriel of the Civil War Dead

Meg Groeling

This book examines what happened to the hundreds of thousands of men who died, were wounded or disabled as a result of the war. It picks up the story as the battles end. The burial of the dead was an overwhelming experience for the armies and communities forced to clean up after the destruction of battle.

Hardcover
Item# 1026

Price: $17
Members: $16

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Upcoming events...


December 3rd from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Holiday Homes Tour in Woodstock, Va.
1st Annual Shenandoah County Holiday Homes Tour will take place in Woodstock, sponsored by the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce.  Several homes will be on the tour, as well as the 1795 Historic Courthouse.  Check newspapers for details or call 540-459-2542.  Snow Date:  December 4th

December 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM: Program of vintage holiday cards in Strasburg, Va.
Learn about postcards and greeting cards from various holidays including the Christmas holidays at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall on Washington Street in Strasburg.  Charles Thorne, author of Post Cards of the Past, will conduct the program sponsored by the Strasburg Heritage Association.  Free.  Public is invited.

Upcoming events...

December 3rd from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Holiday Homes Tour in Woodstock, Va.
1st Annual Shenandoah County Holiday Homes Tour will take place in Woodstock, sponsored by the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce.  Several homes will be on the tour, as well as the 1795 Historic Courthouse.  Check newspapers for details or call 540-459-2542.  Snow Date:  December 4th

December 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM: Program of vintage holiday cards in Strasburg, Va.
Learn about postcards and greeting cards from various holidays including the Christmas holidays at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall on Washington Street in Strasburg.  Charles Thorne, author of Post Cards of the Past, will conduct the program sponsored by the Strasburg Heritage Association.  Free.  Public is invited.

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    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
  • Images of America: Shenandoah County   •   Archivist Jean Martin and SCHS   •   This book of nearly 200 photos focuses on the people who have made the Shenandoah County a comfortable place to raise families and communities that pray together, work along side each other, and enjoy life surrounded by the mountains. 2010. 127 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2011  •   Price: $23   Members: $23
  • Union Forge   •   Mary Ann Williamson   •   Records of the forge, store, and churches, plus genealogical records. 1997. 317 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #2019  •   Price: $27   Members: $26
  • History of Shenandoah County, 2nd (Augumented) edition   •   John W. Wayland   •   The definitive work on Shenandoah County, Va., one of the oldest counties in the Valley. Includes a vast amount of family genealogy, early settlers, Indians, forts, town histories and Civil War history. 1969. 896 pages. 2006 reprint.  Hardcover  •   Item #2009  •   Price: $56   Members: $55

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It's About Time: The sculpting of the Memorial of General James Longstreet   •   Gary Casteel   •   This Monument is to be found at the Gettysburg Battlefield. 1998. 47 pages. Signed.  Softcover  •   Item #1003  •   Price: $8   Members: $7
Remembering the Civil War Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation   •   Caroline E. Janney   •   The author, who hails from Luray, Va., is a history professor at Purdue U. She examines how the war generation -- men and women, black and white, Unionists and Confederates -- crafted and protected their memories of the nation's greatest conflict. She explores the subtle, yet important differences between reunion and reconciliation. 2013. 451 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #1020  •   Price: $37   Members: $36

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