Museum of the Civil War exhibit now at Historic 1795 Courthouse Visitor Center, through June 30: George R. Collins, a VMI graduate of the Class of 1911, was instrumental in the founding of the current museum in New Market.

 

Preservation Awards Given by Historical Society

The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented three “Excellence in Historic Preservation” Awards at its annual meeting and banquet on May 16 at the historic Edinburg Mill. The preservation awards program seeks to recognize outstanding preservation projects in the fields of history, architecture, scenic beauty, and material culture. These annual awards are intended to bring public recognition to these achievements and in so doing encourage others to follow their examples, bringing greater awareness of the value of historic preservation.

The 2017 Awards were presented by Committee Chair Leigh Devier to:

The Shenandoah County Library, Zachary Hottel, and Dallas Moore for the creation and development of Shenandoah Stories, a public web platform showcasing the history of specific sites in Shenandoah County.
 

Corhaven Graveyard for the preservation of the burial ground for enslaved African Americans of the former Edgehill Plantation in Quicksburg, Va. Accepting the award were Sarah Kohrs, Tara Haley, and Bill Haley.
 

The Woodstock Brewing Company for the preservation and rehabilitation of the original Casey Jones Factory in Woodstock, Va. Accepting the award were Travis Cooper and Karl Roulston.


Museum of the Civil War exhibit now at Historic 1795 Courthouse Visitor Center, through June 30: George R. Collins, a VMI graduate of the Class of 1911, was instrumental in the founding of the current museum in New Market.

 

Preservation Awards Given by Historical Society

The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented three “Excellence in Historic Preservation” Awards at its annual meeting and banquet on May 16 at the historic Edinburg Mill. The preservation awards program seeks to recognize outstanding preservation projects in the fields of history, architecture, scenic beauty, and material culture. These annual awards are intended to bring public recognition to these achievements and in so doing encourage others to follow their examples, bringing greater awareness of the value of historic preservation.

The 2017 Awards were presented by Committee Chair Leigh Devier to:

The Shenandoah County Library, Zachary Hottel, and Dallas Moore for the creation and development of Shenandoah Stories, a public web platform showcasing the history of specific sites in Shenandoah County.
 

Corhaven Graveyard for the preservation of the burial ground for enslaved African Americans of the former Edgehill Plantation in Quicksburg, Va. Accepting the award were Sarah Kohrs, Tara Haley, and Bill Haley.
 

The Woodstock Brewing Company for the preservation and rehabilitation of the original Casey Jones Factory in Woodstock, Va. Accepting the award were Travis Cooper and Karl Roulston.


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 Battle of Cedar Creek - Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

Jonathan A. Noyalas

Last Major battle in the Valley. Sheridan's defeat of Early finally secured the Valley for the Union

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Item# 1016

Price: $21
Members: $20

Valley Thunder: The Battle of New Market

Charles R. Knight

This new look at the Battle of New Market, Va. and the Opening of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of May, 1864, is the first full-length account in more than three decades to reexamine this historic event. The author is a former historical interpreter at New Market Battlefield State Historical Park. 2010. 313 pages.

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Item# 1012

Price: $31
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August 19th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Jacob Bushong's Birthday Celebrated in New Market, VA
Mr. Bushong's home stood at the center of the fighting during the Civil War Battle of New Market.  His birthday will be celebrated at the Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway in New Market, VA.  Explore the 19th century traditions and enjoy cake and ice cream, games, music, dancing and lots of fun.  Walk in history's footsteps and discover what home life was like during the years before the Civil War rocked the nation.  Free.  For info:  866-515-1864  

August 24th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: New Market Battlefield Program in Woodstock, VA
Troy Marshall, director of the New Market Battlefield Museum in New Market, VA will speak about the legacy of the Battle of New Market to the Virginia Military Institute, Shenandoah County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The quarterly program sponsored by The Woodstock Museum will take place at 7:00 PM at the Woodstock Council Chambers at 135 N. Main Street in Woodstock, VA .  The program is free and the public is invited  For info:  540-459-3946  

September 12th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM: WWII Video Lecture Series takes place in Dayton, VA
The monthly WWII Video Lecture Series at the Valley Heritage Museum at 382 High Street in Dayton, VA will feature Jerry Morelock discussing "Ike's Winning Strategy: How Eisenhower Fought the war in Europe, 1944-45" and Edwin Bears, speaking on "My close encournters with a Japanese machine gun at Suicide Creek, January, 1944".  The event is free and sponsored by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.  For info:  540-879-2616.

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August 19th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Jacob Bushong's Birthday Celebrated in New Market, VA
Mr. Bushong's home stood at the center of the fighting during the Civil War Battle of New Market.  His birthday will be celebrated at the Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway in New Market, VA.  Explore the 19th century traditions and enjoy cake and ice cream, games, music, dancing and lots of fun.  Walk in history's footsteps and discover what home life was like during the years before the Civil War rocked the nation.  Free.  For info:  866-515-1864  

August 24th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: New Market Battlefield Program in Woodstock, VA
Troy Marshall, director of the New Market Battlefield Museum in New Market, VA will speak about the legacy of the Battle of New Market to the Virginia Military Institute, Shenandoah County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The quarterly program sponsored by The Woodstock Museum will take place at 7:00 PM at the Woodstock Council Chambers at 135 N. Main Street in Woodstock, VA .  The program is free and the public is invited  For info:  540-459-3946  

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    Shenandoah County and Its Court House   •   Fred Painter   •   This History of the Shenandoah County Court House tells about the building of the structure, its many additions and chronicles happenings through the years. It is the oldest operating Court House west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 1979. 162 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2015  •   Price: $14   Members: $13
  • 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
  • Welcome to Fort Valley   •   Jeanette Connor Ritenour, James Harris Trott & Margaret Akers Trott   •   Over 500 pages & 200 photos and illustrations in this large-sized book tell of the many pioneer families who settled the valley within a Valley beginning from the mid 18th century. There were furnaces, resorts and many stories about this community and the proud caring people who lived there. 2010. 590 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #2020  •   Price: $75   Members: $70
  • The Story of Strasburg   •   Virginia Hinkins Cadden   •   Originally published in the Bicentennial Edition of the Northern VA Daily newspaper in 1961. Reprinted in 2011 by Strasburg Heritage Association on the Occasion of the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Strasburg. Contains additional articles commemorating250 years. 2011. 65 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2016  •   Price: $8   Members: $8

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49th Virginia Infantry   •   Richard Kleese   •   This is a numbered edition of 1000 and signed by author. One of the Virginia Regimental Histories Series. An excellent genealogical resource, lists names and information on those who served. Includes some photos, maps and narrative about the battles and campaigns.  Hardcover  •   Item #1022  •   Price: $27   Members: $26
Reflections of an Old Dominion Dragoon   •   Robert S. Hudgins II   •   Edited by Garland C. Hudgins II. Civil War experiences of Robert S. Hudgins II, a Sergeant in Co. B, 3rd Virginia Cavalry. 1993. 127 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #1007  •   Price: $23   Members: $22

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