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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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

6th Virginia Infantry

Michael A. Cavanaugh

This is a numbered (891) edition of 1000. The story is about the men who served in this regiment, and also inclues an alphabetical listing of the 6th Virginia, including what happened to many of them after the war

Hardcover
Item# 1001

Price: $21
Members: $20

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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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    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
  • 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
  • A Pictorial History of Shenandoah County: 50 Years through the Lens of Hugh Morrison, Jr.   •   John Adamson   •   206 Photographs tell about life in the Shenandoah County of Va. The subjects include portraits, family events, christenings, sports, farms, animals, children, landscapes, soldiers, cars, school events, buildings, professionals, everything you can think of that makes up day to day life. All identified photos in the Morrison book of photos are listed, and list is regularly updated as new identifications are made. 2007. 230 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #2002  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
  • 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

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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.  Softcover  •   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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