2018 ANNUAL MEETING

Make plans to attend the SCHS Annual Dinner Meeting at the VFW Post 2447 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. More information, including dinner reservation and proxy voting form, available here.

CCC – Civilian Conservation Corp. – Exhibit  on Display at Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia

The nation’s first CCC camp, known as Camp Roosevelt, was built in the Fort Valley outside Edinburg Virginia in 1933. The camp still stands.  The CCC Legacy group has installed a new exhibit at the Visitor Center in the Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The exhibit,  which will be on display through June, 2018. Is free and open to the public.  In conjunction with the display, two of the CCC handbooks have been reproduced and are available for sale.


2018 ANNUAL MEETING

Make plans to attend the SCHS Annual Dinner Meeting at the VFW Post 2447 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. More information, including dinner reservation and proxy voting form, available here.

CCC – Civilian Conservation Corp. – Exhibit  on Display at Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia

The nation’s first CCC camp, known as Camp Roosevelt, was built in the Fort Valley outside Edinburg Virginia in 1933. The camp still stands.  The CCC Legacy group has installed a new exhibit at the Visitor Center in the Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The exhibit,  which will be on display through June, 2018. Is free and open to the public.  In conjunction with the display, two of the CCC handbooks have been reproduced and are available for sale.


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 New Civil War Handbook: Facts & Photos for Readers of All Ages

Mark Hughes

Coverage includes battles, charts, technology, weapons, women, African American and Native American participation, the common soldier, prisons, hospitals, quotations, breakdown of troops by state, and much more. Close to 150 photos. 2009/2011. 158 pages.

Softcover
Item# 1006

Price: $16
Members: $15

Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1861

Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey

Both are Henkel Granddaughters. A compilation of the Journal of Siram Peter Henkel, the letter collection of Caspar Coiner Henkel, M.D. and the Richmond Times Dispatch. These accounts of the first year of the Civil War reveal how the transition from peace to war affected his community and the Town of New Market, Va. A look at life in 1861. 2011. 346 pages.

Softcover
Item# 1004

Price: $20
Members: $19

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Upcoming events...


Sunday, June 3rd from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Historic House Tour in Strasburg, VA
A History and Tour of the Historic 18th Century Dosh House in Strasburg will be hosted by the Strasburg Heritage Association.  The tour is free and the public is invited.  Light refreshments will be available.  For location and more info:  www.strasburgvaheritage.org.

Sunday, June 10th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Mosby & His Rangers in Northern Virginia Symposium in Aldie VA
A Fundraiser, for The Mosby Heritage Area Assoc., NOVA Parks & The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society, will take at the Mt.  Zion Church at Zion Historic Park, East of Aldie, VA off John Mosby Highway.  Historians EricBuckland, Tracy Gillespie, David Goetz, Don Hakenson, Chuch Mauro, Carl Sell and Kevin Pawlak will provide a series of fascinating and illuminating vignettes about the area. There will also be tours, displays, book signings and period music.  $20 admission fee at the door.  Children under 12 free. No advanced sales.  Bring a picnic lunch or light refreshments available throughout the day.

Upcoming events...

Sunday, June 3rd from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Historic House Tour in Strasburg, VA
A History and Tour of the Historic 18th Century Dosh House in Strasburg will be hosted by the Strasburg Heritage Association.  The tour is free and the public is invited.  Light refreshments will be available.  For location and more info:  www.strasburgvaheritage.org.

Sunday, June 10th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Mosby & His Rangers in Northern Virginia Symposium in Aldie VA
A Fundraiser, for The Mosby Heritage Area Assoc., NOVA Parks & The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society, will take at the Mt.  Zion Church at Zion Historic Park, East of Aldie, VA off John Mosby Highway.  Historians EricBuckland, Tracy Gillespie, David Goetz, Don Hakenson, Chuch Mauro, Carl Sell and Kevin Pawlak will provide a series of fascinating and illuminating vignettes about the area. There will also be tours, displays, book signings and period music.  $20 admission fee at the door.  Children under 12 free. No advanced sales.  Bring a picnic lunch or light refreshments available throughout the day.

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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
  • Touring the Shenandoah Valley Backroads   •   Andrea Sutcliffe   •   Authoritative guide to the beauty and history of the Valley. 13 separate tours are planned ranging from vaulted caverns to presidential homes, from Indian warfare to breathtaking stretches of virgin wilderness. This updated and revised edition of the guide is a personal, enthusiastic tour that even surprised locals. 2010. 286 pages. 2nd edition.  Softcover  •   Item #2018  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
  • Strasburg, Virginia Our History in Post Cards   •   Gloria Stickley   •   A narrative history of Strasburg, Va. accompanied by an impressive collection ofpost cards - most in color - that start when post cards first became popular. Also maps. 2013. 92 pages. Color.  Hardcover  •   Item #2026  •   Price: $31   Members: $30
  • Images of America: Shenandoah County   •   Archivist Jean Martin and SCHS   •   This book of nearly 200 photos focuses on the people who have made the Shenandoah County a comfortable place to raise families and communities that pray together, work along side each other, and enjoy life surrounded by the mountains. 2010. 127 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2011  •   Price: $23   Members: $23

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Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1861   •   Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey   •   Both are Henkel Granddaughters. A compilation of the Journal of Siram Peter Henkel, the letter collection of Caspar Coiner Henkel, M.D. and the Richmond Times Dispatch. These accounts of the first year of the Civil War reveal how the transition from peace to war affected his community and the Town of New Market, Va. A look at life in 1861. 2011. 346 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1004  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign: War Comes to The Home Front   •   Jonathan A. Noyalas   •   This is a new addition to the series of books by Civil War scholars to honor the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States. Noyalas examines Jackson's Valley Campaign and how those victories brought hope to an infant Confederate nation, transformed the lives of the Valley's civilians and emerged as Jackson's defining moment. 2010. 157 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1010  •   Price: $21   Members: $20

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