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
Members: $5

Remembering the Civil War Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation

Caroline E. Janney

The author, who hails from Luray, Va., is a history professor at Purdue U. She examines how the war generation -- men and women, black and white, Unionists and Confederates -- crafted and protected their memories of the nation's greatest conflict. She explores the subtle, yet important differences between reunion and reconciliation. 2013. 451 pages.

Hardcover
Item# 1020

Price: $37
Members: $36

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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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    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
  • Strasburg, Virginia Our History in Post Cards   •   Gloria Stickley   •   A narrative history of Strasburg, Va. accompanied by an impressive collection ofpost cards - most in color - that start when post cards first became popular. Also maps. 2013. 92 pages. Color.  Hardcover  •   Item #2026  •   Price: $31   Members: $30
  • Bicentennial Souvenir Program   •   Array   •   Souvenir Program of the Shenandoah County Bicentennial 1772-1972. Contains many photos and stories with histories of the individual towns in the County. 1972. 96 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #2004  •   Price: $10   Members: $9
  • 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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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
Decision at Toms Brook - George Custer, Thomas Rosser, and the Joy of the Fight   •   William J. Miller   •   A must-have book for every Civil War collection. The story of two West Point graduates who find themselves on opposite sides of the Civil War conflict. Their separate paths meet in the Shenandoah Valley. The story is about the conflict between the two men as well as of the Generals they served.  Hardcover  •   Item #1027  •   Price: $31   Members: $30

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