Historical Society Program to focus on 175th Anniversary of Virginia Military Institute
Major Troy Marshall, Director of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market, Va., will speak about the Legacy of Virginia Military Institute and the Battle of New Market in honor of the 175th anniversary of the founding of VMI, on Tuesday, November 11th at the St. Paul’s Heritage Center in Edinburg, Va.
Historic County Courthouse Volunteer Opportunity
Now that rehabilitation of the Historic 1795 Shenandoah County Courthouse is complete, this historic landmark is now open to the public three days a week, Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the historic courtroom museum, there is also a Visitor Information Center with tourist brochures available from all over the County. Shenandoah County Historical Society volunteers staff the Visitor Center & Museum, which is managed jointly by the County Tourism office. An impressive inventory of local history books from the Historical Society is also available for purchase. Other parts of the Courthouse complex are managed by the County Parks & Recreation Dept.
Join the Volunteer Corp! Call 540-459-1795.
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Sat., Oct. 25th - 7 p.m. - Spirits of New Market Evening Lantern Tours
Lantern Tours begin at 7 p.m. and run every 15 minutes until 8:45 p.m. Travel back in time and walk in the footsteps of the Union and Confederate soldiers and the Bushong family on the New Market Battlefield. Experience the tales of the Virginia Military Institute Cadets as the recount the day's events. Costumed interpreters will share spine tingling stories through historical interpretation as they portray. Tickets: $10 per person, $5 youth 6 years to 12 years; 5 years old and under, free. Tickets may be purchased at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War in New Market, NMBSHP, on the day of the event. For more information: 540-740-3101 or 1-866-515-1864.