Hugh Morrison, Jr. Photo Exhibit Now on Display at Historic County Courthouse

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

Hugh Morrison Jr. photographed the people and places of Shenandoah County, Virginia, during the first half of the 1900s. The era counted two World Wars and the Great Depression among its defining moments. When Morrison’s career began in 1898, few people had electricity, cars, or telephones. When it ended in 1950, few people lacked them. Hugh Morrison photographed through it all and compiled an immense body of work. Since 2001, SCHS volunteers have processed over 31,000 glass plates and film negatives spanning Morrison’s long career during the first half of the 20th Century. Copies of each photo are in the Shenandoah County Library and available for visitors to examine and hopefully identify the photos. Over 5,000 have been identified so far. This new exhibit at the Visitor Center at the Historic County Courthouse, at 103 N. Main St. in Woodstock, will be on display through February, 2019. It will include an overview of the collection and its vast array of subject matter. The Center is open year-round, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


 

Hugh Morrison, Jr. Photo Exhibit Now on Display at Historic County Courthouse

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

Hugh Morrison Jr. photographed the people and places of Shenandoah County, Virginia, during the first half of the 1900s. The era counted two World Wars and the Great Depression among its defining moments. When Morrison’s career began in 1898, few people had electricity, cars, or telephones. When it ended in 1950, few people lacked them. Hugh Morrison photographed through it all and compiled an immense body of work. Since 2001, SCHS volunteers have processed over 31,000 glass plates and film negatives spanning Morrison’s long career during the first half of the 20th Century. Copies of each photo are in the Shenandoah County Library and available for visitors to examine and hopefully identify the photos. Over 5,000 have been identified so far. This new exhibit at the Visitor Center at the Historic County Courthouse, at 103 N. Main St. in Woodstock, will be on display through February, 2019. It will include an overview of the collection and its vast array of subject matter. The Center is open year-round, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


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 Shenandoah County Historical Society was founded in 1985 and is established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is completely volunteer driven. The Society is sustained by memberships, donations, grants and profits from book sales. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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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.

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Item# 1013

Price: $16
Members: $15

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.

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Item# 1010

Price: $21
Members: $20

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Thursday, January 24th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM: Viewing of movie "Shenandoah" in New Market, VA
New Market Historical Society annual dinner meeting will be held at the New Market Community Center with a dinner buffet, followed by a viewing of the 1959 motion picture Shenandoah starring James Stewart. Public is welcome.  Reservations required.  Info: 540-740-2740.  Members: $20; non-members: $15  Popcorn included!

Tuesday, February 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM: Black History Program in Edinburg, VA
Bondage Biographies: Select Stories of Local Enclaved Persons and their Owners will be the subject of a special program honoring Black History Month  at the Shenandoah County Library at 514 Stony Creek Boulevard in Edinburg  VA.  Free.  Info: 540-984-8400

Wednesday, February 20th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Shenandoah County Barns will be reviewed in Edinburg, VA
The History of Shenandoah County Barns will be presented by John Adamson in a program sponsored by the Shenandoah County Parks & Recreation Dept.  The event will take place at the Charterhouse School (Old Edinburg High School) at 508 Piccadilly Street in Edinburg VA.   Mr. Adamson is the  manager of the Barns Project of the Shenandoah County Historical Society.  Well over 100 barns have been visited and surveyed to date.   Seating space is limited, so interested parties are asked to call 459-6777 to reserve a seat.

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Thursday, January 24th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM: Viewing of movie "Shenandoah" in New Market, VA
New Market Historical Society annual dinner meeting will be held at the New Market Community Center with a dinner buffet, followed by a viewing of the 1959 motion picture Shenandoah starring James Stewart. Public is welcome.  Reservations required.  Info: 540-740-2740.  Members: $20; non-members: $15  Popcorn included!

Tuesday, February 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM: Black History Program in Edinburg, VA
Bondage Biographies: Select Stories of Local Enclaved Persons and their Owners will be the subject of a special program honoring Black History Month  at the Shenandoah County Library at 514 Stony Creek Boulevard in Edinburg  VA.  Free.  Info: 540-984-8400

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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
  • 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
  • Civil War Legacy in the Shenandoah - Remembrance, Reunion and Reconciliation   •   Jonathan Noyales  •   After four bloody years of Civil War battles in the Shenandoah Valley, the region's inhabitants needed to muster the strength to recover, rebuild and reconcile. This book examines the evolution of attitudes among former soldiers as the Valley sought to find its place in the aftermath of the national tragedy. 2015. 192 pages. 6"x9" 48 images.  Softcover  •   Item #1025  •   Price: $23   Members: $22
  • Shenandoah County in the Civil War: Four Dark Years   •   Hal F. Sharpe  •   Four battles took place in and around Shenandoah County: New Market, Toms Brook, Fisher's Hill & Cedar Creek. Although these historic battles have been well documented, their effects on the lives of the people involved have been largely forgotten. In this book, Hal recounts how their spirits were tested. 2012. 156 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1009  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
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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
    Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1864   •   Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey  •   Both are Henkel Granddaughters. This is the fourth book in the series "Life in the Shenandoah Valley." A journal, letters and news articles lead the reader through trying times when the Battle of New Market and Sheridan's Burning of the Valley bring the War in Virginia to the doorsteps of the Henkel, Coiner and Miller families. 2014. 340 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1019  •   Price: $20   Members: $19

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