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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The Women of the Confederacy

Rev. J.L. Underwood

Learn how the women of the Confederacy handled the deprivations and hardships of war as they experienced what it was like to have war, not across an ocean, but in their own back yard. This book, first published in 1906, is an up-close and personal look at the brave women of the Confederacy. 1906. 313 pages. 2004 Reprint.

Softcover
Item# 1021

Price: $31
Members: $30

Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1863

Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey

Both are Henkel Granddaughters. This book is the 3rd in the series "Life in the Shenandoah Valley." A journal, letters and news articles lead the reader through trying times in New Market and the Valley of Virginia - a time to be born, a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to harvest. See the Henkel, Coiner & Miller families at home as the men march through Chancellorsville & Gettysburg. 2013. 340 pages.

Softcover
Item# 1015

Price: $20
Members: $19

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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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    Fairfax of Virginia - The Forgotten Story of America's Only Peerage   •   Hugh Fairfax   •   The Fairfax family occupies a unique place in the story of America, as the only members of the British House of Lords - the Peerage - to have been long time residents of the United States. For over 150 years, first as colonialists and then as loyal citizens of the Republic they played an active part in many of the great events that helped make America the country it is today. Then curiously, just as America was assuming its position as the powerhouse of the world, they left and returned to Britain once more. Written with panache and affection by a descendent of the family, Hugh Fairfax, this new book tells the remarkable and largely forgotten story in its entirety for the first time. We follow their adventures from the pinnacle of Colonial society and close friendship with George Washington into the 19th Century.  Hardcover  •   Item #2031  •   Price: $40   Members: $39
  • The Story of Strasburg   •   Virginia Hinkins Cadden   •   Originally published in the Bicentennial Edition of the Northern VA Daily newspaper in 1961. Reprinted in 2011 by Strasburg Heritage Association on the Occasion of the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Strasburg. Contains additional articles commemorating250 years. 2011. 65 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2016  •   Price: $8   Members: $8
  • 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
  • A Pictorial History of Shenandoah County: 50 Years through the Lens of Hugh Morrison, Jr.   •   John Adamson   •   Morrison Addendum. June, 2011. One page . Downloadable version of addendum is HERE.  Softcover  •   Item #2003  •   Price: $0   Members: $0

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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.  Softcover  •   Item #1013  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
Valley Thunder: The Battle of New Market   •   Charles R. Knight   •   This new look at the Battle of New Market, Va. and the Opening of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of May, 1864, is the first full-length account in more than three decades to reexamine this historic event. The author is a former historical interpreter at New Market Battlefield State Historical Park. 2010. 313 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #1012  •   Price: $31   Members: $30

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