Hugh Morrison, Jr. Photo Exhibit Now on Display at Historic County Courthouse

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

Hugh Morrison Jr. photographed the people and places of Shenandoah County, Virginia, during the first half of the 1900s. The era counted two World Wars and the Great Depression among its defining moments. When Morrison’s career began in 1898, few people had electricity, cars, or telephones. When it ended in 1950, few people lacked them. Hugh Morrison photographed through it all and compiled an immense body of work. Since 2001, SCHS volunteers have processed over 31,000 glass plates and film negatives spanning Morrison’s long career during the first half of the 20th Century. Copies of each photo are in the Shenandoah County Library and available for visitors to examine and hopefully identify the photos. Over 5,000 have been identified so far. This new exhibit at the Visitor Center at the Historic County Courthouse, at 103 N. Main St. in Woodstock, will be on display through February, 2019. It will include an overview of the collection and its vast array of subject matter. The Center is open year-round, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


 

Hugh Morrison, Jr. Photo Exhibit Now on Display at Historic County Courthouse

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

Hugh Morrison Jr. photographed the people and places of Shenandoah County, Virginia, during the first half of the 1900s. The era counted two World Wars and the Great Depression among its defining moments. When Morrison’s career began in 1898, few people had electricity, cars, or telephones. When it ended in 1950, few people lacked them. Hugh Morrison photographed through it all and compiled an immense body of work. Since 2001, SCHS volunteers have processed over 31,000 glass plates and film negatives spanning Morrison’s long career during the first half of the 20th Century. Copies of each photo are in the Shenandoah County Library and available for visitors to examine and hopefully identify the photos. Over 5,000 have been identified so far. This new exhibit at the Visitor Center at the Historic County Courthouse, at 103 N. Main St. in Woodstock, will be on display through February, 2019. It will include an overview of the collection and its vast array of subject matter. The Center is open year-round, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


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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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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Shenandoah County Commemorative Plate

Shenandoah County Bi-Centennial Commemorative Plate 1772-1972. Porcelain. Round, 9-inch diameter.

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Item# 111

Price: $8
Members: $8

Christmas Ornament

Ornament replica of the weather vane atop the historic Shenandoah County Court House 1772-1972. Gold-tone.

Array
Item# 101

Price: $15
Members: $14

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Sunday, December 16th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Shenandoah County Barns will be discussed in Strasburg, VA
The Barns of Shenandoah County will be the subject of a program presented by local historian John Adamson at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Room on Washington Street in Strasburg, VA.  The event is sponsored by the Strasburg Heritage Association and is free and the public is invited.  Light refreshments will be available.  For info:  www.strasburgheritge.org

Upcoming events...

Sunday, December 16th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Shenandoah County Barns will be discussed in Strasburg, VA
The Barns of Shenandoah County will be the subject of a program presented by local historian John Adamson at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Room on Washington Street in Strasburg, VA.  The event is sponsored by the Strasburg Heritage Association and is free and the public is invited.  Light refreshments will be available.  For info:  www.strasburgheritge.org


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  • Morrison Exhibition Magnets   •   Refrigerator Magnet with photo from the 2011 Morrison exhibit at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Two different photos. 2x3 inches.  Array  •   Item #105  •   Price: $4   Members: $4
  • Hand-made Walnut Coasters with Shenandoah County Seal   •   These are hand-made walnut coasters with the Shenandoah County seal on each one. They may be purchased singly or as a set with a holder for four coasters. 3 3/4 inch diameter. Single: $9, Holder: $10, Four-coaster set with holder: $42.  Array  •   Item #112  •   Price: $42   Members: $42
  • Morrison Exhibition Note Cards   •   Four different photos from the collection of Morrison photos on display in the 2011 exhibit at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va. 16 cards. Four of 4 scenes with envelopes.  Array  •   Item #103  •   Price: $15   Members: $14
  • Marriage Certificate   •   Copy of a Marriage Certificate from an 1875 family Bible. (May be completed by purchaser). 8 1/2 x 11.  Array  •   Item #104  •   Price: $4   Members: $4
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    Shenandoah County Commemorative Plate   •   Shenandoah County Bi-Centennial Commemorative Plate 1772-1972. Porcelain. Round, 9-inch diameter.  Softcover  •   Item #111  •   Price: $8   Members: $8
    Morrison Exhibition Note Cards   •   Four different photos from the collection of Morrison photos on display in the 2011 exhibit at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Va. 16 cards. Four of 4 scenes with envelopes.  Array  •   Item #103  •   Price: $15   Members: $14

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