Shentel Exhibit Now on Display at Historic Courthouse

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

A new exhibit opened on March 1st in the Visitor Center at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia. The exhibit is by Shentel – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company – one of the oldest businesses in Shenandoah County. This small display is from the museum at the Shentel Center, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, Virginia, where they celebrate the early years as a telephone company.

In 1902, a group of farmers joined together to create Farmers Mutual Telephone System. There was telephone service in the towns at that time, but not in the rural areas. From those humble roots Shentel has emerged as a company that offers a broad range of diversified telecommunications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
 
The Company's services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and voice; fiber network and services; and local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive Personal Communications Service (PCS) Affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

A 1959 telephone directory, an actual dial telephone and other items are also on display. The exhibit will be on display through June of 2019.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


 

Shentel Exhibit Now on Display at Historic Courthouse

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

A new exhibit opened on March 1st in the Visitor Center at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia. The exhibit is by Shentel – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company – one of the oldest businesses in Shenandoah County. This small display is from the museum at the Shentel Center, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, Virginia, where they celebrate the early years as a telephone company.

In 1902, a group of farmers joined together to create Farmers Mutual Telephone System. There was telephone service in the towns at that time, but not in the rural areas. From those humble roots Shentel has emerged as a company that offers a broad range of diversified telecommunications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
 
The Company's services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and voice; fiber network and services; and local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive Personal Communications Service (PCS) Affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

A 1959 telephone directory, an actual dial telephone and other items are also on display. The exhibit will be on display through June of 2019.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


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•   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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History of Mt. Hebron Church

Martha Baker Jones & Rev. John Thomas

Formerly Mt. Hebron United Brethren in Christ, Shenandoah County, Va. 1996.  176 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.

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Item# 5007

Price: $21
Members: $20

Solomon Church Baptisms (1793-1850) Forestville Va.

Klaus Wust

Solomon Church began in 1793 as a separate congregation. Its membership, both Lutheran and Reformed for many decades, can hardly be distinguished from that of Old Pine Church. The old German records of both churches were bound together in one volume. Book contains history and baptismal records. 1989. 59 pages.

Softcover
Item# 5014

Price: $13
Members: $12

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Saturday, August 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: A Civill War Conference with Authors takes place in Winchester VA
"The Forgotten Valley": A Civil War Conference is a one-day event sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation focusing on the lesser known Civil War stories in the Shenandoah Valley. Featured participants are eminent historians Eric Buckland, Gary Ecelbarger, Dennis Frye, Catherine Magi, Jonathan Noyalas, Scott Patchan, Keven Walker and Eric Wittenber.  The event is at the George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St. in Winchester.  $30 per person. Advance registration is required. Call 540-740-4545 or info@svbf.net.

Saturday, August 3rd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Historic Soul Food will be honored in Middletown VA
Shenandoah Valley Soul Food and Chefs will be honored at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, VA    Hear talks and activities honoring African American chefs in the Valley with the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and other special guests.  A new book, Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enclsved Soul  by Dr. .Brian Johnson, inspired by the life of Judah, an enslaved cook at Belle Grove from 1817-1836, will be introduced.  Call 540-869-2028 for info.

Upcoming events...

Saturday, August 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: A Civill War Conference with Authors takes place in Winchester VA
"The Forgotten Valley": A Civil War Conference is a one-day event sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation focusing on the lesser known Civil War stories in the Shenandoah Valley. Featured participants are eminent historians Eric Buckland, Gary Ecelbarger, Dennis Frye, Catherine Magi, Jonathan Noyalas, Scott Patchan, Keven Walker and Eric Wittenber.  The event is at the George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St. in Winchester.  $30 per person. Advance registration is required. Call 540-740-4545 or info@svbf.net.

Saturday, August 3rd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Historic Soul Food will be honored in Middletown VA
Shenandoah Valley Soul Food and Chefs will be honored at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, VA    Hear talks and activities honoring African American chefs in the Valley with the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and other special guests.  A new book, Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enclsved Soul  by Dr. .Brian Johnson, inspired by the life of Judah, an enslaved cook at Belle Grove from 1817-1836, will be introduced.  Call 540-869-2028 for info.

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  • Faith in the Valley   •   Daniel Warrick Burress  •   Zion Church (near Swover Creek)English Records, 1827-1890. 147 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5004  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
  • Record of Hawksbill Church (1788 - 1850) Page County Va.   •   Klaus Wust  •   German entries from the German Union Church, Hawksbill Creek, near Luray, Va. Index of 850 names. 1979. 47 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5010  •   Price: $10   Members: $9
  • Solomon Church Baptisms (1793-1850) Forestville Va.   •   Klaus Wust  •   Solomon Church began in 1793 as a separate congregation. Its membership, both Lutheran and Reformed for many decades, can hardly be distinguished from that of Old Pine Church. The old German records of both churches were bound together in one volume. Book contains history and baptismal records. 1989. 59 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5014  •   Price: $13   Members: $12
  • Faith in the Valley Vol. III   •   Daniel Warrick Burruss  •   Early Church Records. St. Paul's Lutheran at Jerome and Stoney Creek Church of the Brethren. 1996. 106 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5003  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
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    Hebron Church Register, Vol. I & 2   •   George Smith & Klaus Wust  •   The 1st German congregation in Virginia in Madison County. 1750-1825. Contains confirmation records, 1777-1785 and communion lists from 1775-1785. 1981. 94 pages. Sold as a set, 2-volume price.  Softcover  •   Item #5006  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
    Old Pine Church Baptisms (1783-1828) Mill Creek, Va   •   Klaus Wust  •   A union church of Lutheran and Reformed. Birth & baptismal records, 1757-1828. Baptismal records in English, 1820-1861. Confirmation and communion lists. 1987. 63 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5009  •   Price: $11   Members: $10

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