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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Rough Winds: The Battle of New Market

Nancy B. Stewart

A story about the Battle of New Market on May 15th, 1864. 1994. 21 pages.

Softcover
Item# 1008

Price: $6
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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
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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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    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
  • History of Shenandoah County, 2nd (Augumented) edition   •   John W. Wayland   •   The definitive work on Shenandoah County, Va., one of the oldest counties in the Valley. Includes a vast amount of family genealogy, early settlers, Indians, forts, town histories and Civil War history. 1969. 896 pages. 2006 reprint.  Hardcover  •   Item #2009  •   Price: $56   Members: $55
  • Surveys of Jacob Rinker 1785-1794   •   Daniel Warrick Burruss and Sandra Helsley Yelton   •   A book of Records of Plots & Certificates of Surveys of Jacob Rinker, beginning July 1, 1785. Abstracts. 1999. 110 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2001  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
  • The Word Gatherer   •   Carol Maureen DeHart   •   An oral history interview with historian John L. Heatwole, who often traveled the Valley doing research. In the process, he gathered hundreds of oral history and folklore stories and felt they needed to be preserved. This book was part of that process. 2007. 114 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2021  •   Price: $10   Members: $9

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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
The Aftermath of Battle The Buriel of the Civil War Dead   •   Meg Groeling   •   This book examines what happened to the hundreds of thousands of men who died, were wounded or disabled as a result of the war. It picks up the story as the battles end. The burial of the dead was an overwhelming experience for the armies and communities forced to clean up after the destruction of battle.  Hardcover  •   Item #1026  •   Price: $17   Members: $16

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