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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Touring Virginia's & West Virginia's Civil War Sites

Clint Johnson

This new edition includes new sites, new photographs and updated directions to the significant civil war sites in both Virginia and West Virginia. The 18 tours visit cemeteries, battlefields, historic houses and buildings, monuments and statues, rivers and mountains, sharing the history behind each location. Some stops are surprising. 2011. 280 pages. 2nd edition.

Softcover
Item# 1011

Price: $21
Members: $20

Shenandoah County Men in Gray (Volume 1 and 2, complete 2-volume set)

Thomas Spratt

This two-volume set reproduces the service record of the Confederate soldiers from Shenandoah County who served in all the theaters of combat. It also gives valuable information regarding the soldier’s family and where possible, personal facts including where buried. 1992. 902 total pages (total of both volumes).

Softcover
Item# 1029

Price: $55
Members: $53

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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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    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
  • The French & Indian War in Shenandoah County - Life On the Inner Frontier, 1752-1766   •   R. Patrick Murphy   •   The Story of the French and Indian War, Shenandoah County's "forgotten war," as it exists in memory and artifact. Color illustrations and fold out map of F&I War sites in the County. 2013. 142 pages. Foldout map.  Softcover  •   Item #2025  •   Price: $31   Members: $30
  • 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
  • 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

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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
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.  Softcover  •   Item #1013  •   Price: $16   Members: $15

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