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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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.

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Item# 1010

Price: $21
Members: $20

Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1862

Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey

Both are Henkel Granddaughters. A sequel to the 1861 book, this journal contains letters and news articles vividly portraying a view of Valley life in the second year of the Civil War. Learn how families became involved in the war when life was interrupted by the invasion of Yankees and by Jackson's Campaign. Minute details of everyday life are covered. 2012. 344 pages.

Softcover
Item# 1005

Price: $20
Members: $19

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Upcoming events...


July 20th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Civil War Program in Dayton, VA
"Why the Civil War Still Lives" will be the subject of a program by author Gregg Clemmer at the Valley Heritage Museum at 382 High Street in Dayton, VA.  Mr. Clemmer will compare and contrast the details and events of the 1860's with those of today - everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food and quotes to the famous, infamous and forgotton.  Free and sponsored by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.  For info:  540-879-2681

August 5th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: A Cavil War Conference will be held in Luray, VA
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is sponsoring  a day-long conference entitled "Like A Thousand Bricks:" Cavalry in the Valley to be held at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, VA.  Speakers will include noted historians and authors, Eric Buckland, Caroline Janney, Charles Knight, Robert Krick, William Miller, Jonathan Noyalas and Keven Walker.  The cost to attend is $35 ($30 for SVBF members) and includes lunch from the Mimslyn Inn.  For more info, and to register, call 540-740-4545.

August 8th 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 Charles Roland speaking on "Battle Babies: The Saga of a Draftee Infantry Division" and Harold Baumgarten, Ed Bearss, Spencer Wurst and Dennis McAuliffe discussing "Our Heroes share their WWII experiences".  The event is free and is sponsored by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.  For info:  540-879-2681

Upcoming events...

July 20th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Civil War Program in Dayton, VA
"Why the Civil War Still Lives" will be the subject of a program by author Gregg Clemmer at the Valley Heritage Museum at 382 High Street in Dayton, VA.  Mr. Clemmer will compare and contrast the details and events of the 1860's with those of today - everything from clothing styles, poems, and music to speeches, food and quotes to the famous, infamous and forgotton.  Free and sponsored by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.  For info:  540-879-2681

August 5th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: A Cavil War Conference will be held in Luray, VA
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is sponsoring  a day-long conference entitled "Like A Thousand Bricks:" Cavalry in the Valley to be held at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, VA.  Speakers will include noted historians and authors, Eric Buckland, Caroline Janney, Charles Knight, Robert Krick, William Miller, Jonathan Noyalas and Keven Walker.  The cost to attend is $35 ($30 for SVBF members) and includes lunch from the Mimslyn Inn.  For more info, and to register, call 540-740-4545.

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    A Trip by Rail in the Shenandoah Valley on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and the Southern Railway   •   Bob Cohen   •   An in-depth retrospective of trains, stations, towns and stories from throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Photos of trains, depots, schedules, maps, and other memorabilia appear, along with text, on every page of this colorful book that brings back memories of this period in history. 2013. 162 pages. 8 1/2 x 11. Many color photos.  Hardcover  •   Item #2027  •   Price: $61   Members: $60
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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The Wounding of Jackson   •   Capt. R. Wilbourn   •   A document based on a report by Captain R.E. Wilbourn, Chief Signal Officer, Army of Northern Virginia, CSA. 4 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1014  •   Price: $2   Members: $2
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  Hardcover  •   Item #1016  •   Price: $21   Members: $20

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