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
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With The Old Confeds

Samuel D. Buck

A collection of actual experiences of a Captain in the Line as told by Capt. Samuel D. Buck (Co. H - 13th VA Inf., later known as the Winchester Boomerangs). This first-person account, by one who survived 35 engagements, was a personal account written for his son and published posthumously in 1925. 2007. 141 pages. 3rd edition.

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Item# 1013

Price: $16
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June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: "Road to Revolution" Seminar, with five noted authors, will take place in Winchester, VA
A day-long seminar will explore how the "Road to Revolution" passed through the Shenandoah Valley, by tracing its path from the French and Indian War through the American Revolution.  The event is organized by the 2nd Virginia Regiment in partnership with the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, where the event will take place in the Reception Hall at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester VA.  For info:  888-556-5799.   Tickets:  $40-$45, are available only at www.RoadtoRevolution.EventBrite.com

June 6th fron 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Confederate Memorial Day at Jackson's Headquarters in Winchester, VA
The National Park Service Ranger Shannon Moeck will present a lecture on "The Ladies Memorial Day and the beginning of Confederate Memorial Day in Winchester, VA.  Lectures are Free and will be given at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM at the Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum at 415 N. Braddock Street iln Winchester, VA   Free.  For info:  540-662-6550

Upcoming events...

June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: "Road to Revolution" Seminar, with five noted authors, will take place in Winchester, VA
A day-long seminar will explore how the "Road to Revolution" passed through the Shenandoah Valley, by tracing its path from the French and Indian War through the American Revolution.  The event is organized by the 2nd Virginia Regiment in partnership with the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, where the event will take place in the Reception Hall at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester VA.  For info:  888-556-5799.   Tickets:  $40-$45, are available only at www.RoadtoRevolution.EventBrite.com

June 6th fron 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Confederate Memorial Day at Jackson's Headquarters in Winchester, VA
The National Park Service Ranger Shannon Moeck will present a lecture on "The Ladies Memorial Day and the beginning of Confederate Memorial Day in Winchester, VA.  Lectures are Free and will be given at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM at the Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum at 415 N. Braddock Street iln Winchester, VA   Free.  For info:  540-662-6550

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    SCHS Glass Plate Processing Project   •   Array   •   Produced by filmmaker and SCHS Board Member, Philip Crown, documents the process by which 27,000+ glass negatives have been cataloged, reproduced, stored and made available to the community. 30 Minutes.  DVD  •   Item #2023  •   Price: $10   Members: $9
  • Shenandoah County Trivia (And a little bit more!)   •   Irvin D. Magin   •   1000+ bits and pieces of facts and figures about this Virginia county, its people, its history, and what makes things go. 2002. 138 pages. 4 1/8x 7 3/8.  Softcover  •   Item #2029  •   Price: $8   Members: $9
  • History of Shenandoah County   •   John W. Wayland   •   A searchable PDF file, on a CD, of the printed, book version.  CD  •   Item #2010  •   Price: $15   Members: $15
  • Our Mountains - The View from Shenandoah County Virginia   •   Array   •   A brochure, reproduced by The Mountain Courier monthly newspaper, based on their May 2012 feature about Living in the Great Valley of the Appalachians. The full color brochure shows the mountains on both sides of Shenandoah County. Every peak and gap and all of the main roads are shown. May, 2012. Eight 6 1/4  x 11 panels on card stock. If only item ordered, include $1.50 for shipping.  Brochure  •   Item #2022  •   Price: $5   Members: $4

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My Own Dear Maggie - A True Shenandoah Love Story   •   Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey   •   Both are Henkel Granddaughters. A fascinating love story which uniquely reveals the rebuilding and growth of the Shenandoah Valley after "The War Between The States." Letters between Willie Renalds and Maggie Henkel and other family members, pictures and newspaper articles paint a vivid picture of what the people of the Valley endured during and after its rebuilding. 2015. 398 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1024  •   Price: $26   Members: $25
23rd Virginia Cavalry   •   Richard Kleese   •   This is a numbered edition of 1000 and signed by author. One of the Virginia Regimental Histories Series. Lists names with short bio information on those who were part of this group. Includes some photos and maps and detailed descriptions of battles and campaigns.  Hardcover  •   Item #1023  •   Price: $27   Members: $26

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