Shenandoah County
Historical Society
Shenandoah County
Historical Society
 

Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse and Visitor Center is closed until the Covid-19 Pandemic has ended.Book orders will continue to be filled during this period. SCHS voice mail will be checked regularly. Notices will be sent out if Annual Meeting is cancelled.

The Shenandoah County Library’s Truban Archives and Shenandoah Room and its competent and energetic archivist, Zach Hottel, provide an important resource in Shenandoah County. SCHS is always pleased to promote Zach’s initiatives in the community and are happy to encourage response to his effort to have a citizens journal about their experience with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Zach has passed along this link for your use.

SCHS works closely with Zach on many fronts; as a member of the Shenandoah County History Council, with a standing position on the Truban Archives & Shenandoah Room Advisory Committee and co-hosting our annual Shenandoah County Heritage Day with the library. We also enjoy  mutual cooperation with family history research requests, have made many donations of books and other materials to the Archives when appropriate, and participate jointly with other projects.  Zach has a regular column in the SCHS newsletter and helps to keep our Facebook page fresh and informative.


Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse and Visitor Center is closed until the Covid-19 Pandemic has ended.Book orders will continue to be filled during this period. SCHS voice mail will be checked regularly. Notices will be sent out if Annual Meeting is cancelled.

The Shenandoah County Library’s Truban Archives and Shenandoah Room and its competent and energetic archivist, Zach Hottel, provide an important resource in Shenandoah County. SCHS is always pleased to promote Zach’s initiatives in the community and are happy to encourage response to his effort to have a citizens journal about their experience with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Zach has passed along this link for your use.

SCHS works closely with Zach on many fronts; as a member of the Shenandoah County History Council, with a standing position on the Truban Archives & Shenandoah Room Advisory Committee and co-hosting our annual Shenandoah County Heritage Day with the library. We also enjoy  mutual cooperation with family history research requests, have made many donations of books and other materials to the Archives when appropriate, and participate jointly with other projects.  Zach has a regular column in the SCHS newsletter and helps to keep our Facebook page fresh and informative.


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.



Organizational Tax Status

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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Life Along Holman's Creek

Joseph Floyd Wine

The original printing of this book had a drawing on the front cover. This reprinted version has a plain cover. The book tells about life in the Forestville area of Shenandoah County. 1985 reprint. 254 pages.

Hardcover
Item# 2012

Price: $38
Members: $37

The Word Gatherer

Carol Maureen DeHart

An oral history interview with historian John L. Heatwole, who often traveled the Valley doing research. In the process, he gathered hundreds of oral history and folklore stories and felt they needed to be preserved. This book was part of that process. 2007. 114 pages.

Softcover
Item# 2021

Price: $10
Members: $9

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  • The Shenandoah River Atlas   •   William E. Trout, III  •   Published by the Virginia Canals and Navagation Society. Historic sites on the Shenandoah River, its Forks and the North River are featured. River mileage system indicated on map pages. Spiral bound to allow for easier opening and turning of the pages. 2013. 109 pages. Revised Edition.  Softcover  •   Item #2030  •   Price: $27   Members: $26
  • Shenandoah County Gazetteer & Historical Geography   •   Irvin D. Magin  •   A collection of places throughout Shenandoah County, with geographical coordinates, descriptions and historical information. 1991. 188 pages. 8x10. Revised 2003.  Softcover  •   Item #2008  •   Price: $13   Members: $12
  • Shenandoah Valley Cooking -- Recipes and Kitchen Lore   •   Compiled by Elmer L. Smith  •   Folk food in the days of farm and family self-sufficiency.  It is much more than just a book of recipes -- it is a look at life in the early days of the settling of the Valley  Covers butchering and bread to snitzing and distilling. It is filled with sketches and artwork, has lots of recipes and of history about day to day life. Published by the Shenandoah Valley Folklore Society. 8½ x 11. 2002 -- Seventh Printing.  Softcover  •   Item #2037  •   Price: $6   Members: $6
  • Virginia 'Publick' Claims Shenandoah County   •   Janice L. Abercrombie & Richard Slatten  •   Compiled & transcribed. A Listing of Claims, seeking compensation,made by Shenandoah County citizens for goods provided to militia or Virginia and Continental armies during the Revolutionary War. (Copied from original Revolutionary Claims in the Library of Virginia). 26 pages. 5 3/8 x 8 3/8.  Softcover  •   Item #2024  •   Price: $8   Members: $8
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    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
    A Pictorial History of Shenandoah County: 50 Years through the Lens of Hugh Morrison, Jr.   •   John Adamson  •   Morrison Addendum. June, 2011. One page . Downloadable version of addendum is HERE.  Softcover  •   Item #2003  •   Price: $0   Members: $0

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