Shentel Exhibit Now on Display at Historic Courthouse

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

A new exhibit opened on March 1st in the Visitor Center at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia. The exhibit is by Shentel – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company – one of the oldest businesses in Shenandoah County. This small display is from the museum at the Shentel Center, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, Virginia, where they celebrate the early years as a telephone company.

In 1902, a group of farmers joined together to create Farmers Mutual Telephone System. There was telephone service in the towns at that time, but not in the rural areas. From those humble roots Shentel has emerged as a company that offers a broad range of diversified telecommunications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
 
The Company's services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and voice; fiber network and services; and local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive Personal Communications Service (PCS) Affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

A 1959 telephone directory, an actual dial telephone and other items are also on display. The exhibit will be on display through June of 2019.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


 

Shentel Exhibit Now on Display at Historic Courthouse

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

A new exhibit opened on March 1st in the Visitor Center at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia. The exhibit is by Shentel – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company – one of the oldest businesses in Shenandoah County. This small display is from the museum at the Shentel Center, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, Virginia, where they celebrate the early years as a telephone company.

In 1902, a group of farmers joined together to create Farmers Mutual Telephone System. There was telephone service in the towns at that time, but not in the rural areas. From those humble roots Shentel has emerged as a company that offers a broad range of diversified telecommunications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
 
The Company's services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and voice; fiber network and services; and local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive Personal Communications Service (PCS) Affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

A 1959 telephone directory, an actual dial telephone and other items are also on display. The exhibit will be on display through June of 2019.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


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•   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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Colonial Era in the Lower Shenandoah Valley

Charles Thorne

A history book for Children. 2003. 17 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.

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George Washington: Adventures on the Shenandoah Frontier

Charles Thorne

A Coloring History Book. A page to color each with a written history lesson. 2005. 17 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.

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Friday. May 10th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Local History Weekend at Shenandoah County Museums
Local History and Heritage groups, in cooperation with the History Council of the County Library and the County Tourism office, are participating in a weekend event wherein all of the county museums will be open to visit. The museums open from 11 AM to 5 PM are the Strasburg Museum,  Hupps Hill, Woodstock Museum, Museum at the Edinburg Mill, and Fort Valley Museum.  The Historic County Courthouse will open from 11 AM to 7 PM, the Mt. Jackson Museum from 1 to 4 PM and the County Library from 10 AM to 6 PM on Fri.  A "Hunt for History" will be part of the event, where visitors will be able to earn prizes based upon how many sites they visit.   For info:  540-984-8200

Saturday, May 11th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Local History Weekend at Shenandoah County Museums
Local History and Heritage groups, in cooperation with the History Council of the County Library and the County Tourism office, are participating in a weekend event wherein all of the county museums will be open to visit. The museums open from 11 AM to 5 PM are the Strasburg Museum, Hupps Hill, Woodstock Museum, the Museum at the Edinburg Mill, and the Fort Valley Museum. The Historic County Courthouse will open fron 11 AM to 7 PM,  the Mt. Jackson Museum from 1 to 4 PM and the County Library from 10 AM to 3 PM.  A "Hunt for History" will be part of the event, where visitors will be able to earn prizes based upon how many sites they visit.  For info: 5400-984-8200.

Thursday, May 16th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Most Romantic Man in America will be discussed in Dayton VA
The  Most Romantic Man in America: John C. Fremont in Rockingham County will be the subject of a Third Thursday Talk by historian Bill Miller, sponsored by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society at The Heritage Museum, 382 High Street in Dayton, VA  Mr. Fremont was an American original, Explorer, General, Presidential Candidate and complete romantic.  The event is FREE.  For info:  540-879-2681

Upcoming events...

Friday. May 10th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Local History Weekend at Shenandoah County Museums
Local History and Heritage groups, in cooperation with the History Council of the County Library and the County Tourism office, are participating in a weekend event wherein all of the county museums will be open to visit. The museums open from 11 AM to 5 PM are the Strasburg Museum,  Hupps Hill, Woodstock Museum, Museum at the Edinburg Mill, and Fort Valley Museum.  The Historic County Courthouse will open from 11 AM to 7 PM, the Mt. Jackson Museum from 1 to 4 PM and the County Library from 10 AM to 6 PM on Fri.  A "Hunt for History" will be part of the event, where visitors will be able to earn prizes based upon how many sites they visit.   For info:  540-984-8200

Saturday, May 11th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Local History Weekend at Shenandoah County Museums
Local History and Heritage groups, in cooperation with the History Council of the County Library and the County Tourism office, are participating in a weekend event wherein all of the county museums will be open to visit. The museums open from 11 AM to 5 PM are the Strasburg Museum, Hupps Hill, Woodstock Museum, the Museum at the Edinburg Mill, and the Fort Valley Museum. The Historic County Courthouse will open fron 11 AM to 7 PM,  the Mt. Jackson Museum from 1 to 4 PM and the County Library from 10 AM to 3 PM.  A "Hunt for History" will be part of the event, where visitors will be able to earn prizes based upon how many sites they visit.  For info: 5400-984-8200.

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  • George Washington: Adventures on the Shenandoah Frontier   •   Charles Thorne  •   A Coloring History Book. A page to color each with a written history lesson. 2005. 17 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #6001  •   Price: $5   Members: $5
  • Colonial Era in the Lower Shenandoah Valley   •   Charles Thorne  •   A history book for Children. 2003. 17 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #6000  •   Price: $5   Members: $5
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    Colonial Era in the Lower Shenandoah Valley   •   Charles Thorne  •   A history book for Children. 2003. 17 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #6000  •   Price: $5   Members: $5
    George Washington: Adventures on the Shenandoah Frontier   •   Charles Thorne  •   A Coloring History Book. A page to color each with a written history lesson. 2005. 17 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #6001  •   Price: $5   Members: $5

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