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

Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1861

Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey

Both are Henkel Granddaughters. A compilation of the Journal of Siram Peter Henkel, the letter collection of Caspar Coiner Henkel, M.D. and the Richmond Times Dispatch. These accounts of the first year of the Civil War reveal how the transition from peace to war affected his community and the Town of New Market, Va. A look at life in 1861. 2011. 346 pages.

Softcover
Item# 1004

Price: $20
Members: $19

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Upcoming events...


June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: "Road to Revolution" Seminar, with five noted authors, will take place in Winchester, VA
A day-long seminar will explore how the "Road to Revolution" passed through the Shenandoah Valley, by tracing its path from the French and Indian War through the American Revolution.  The event is organized by the 2nd Virginia Regiment in partnership with the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, where the event will take place in the Reception Hall at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester VA.  For info:  888-556-5799.   Tickets:  $40-$45, are available only at www.RoadtoRevolution.EventBrite.com

June 6th fron 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Confederate Memorial Day at Jackson's Headquarters in Winchester, VA
The National Park Service Ranger Shannon Moeck will present a lecture on "The Ladies Memorial Day and the beginning of Confederate Memorial Day in Winchester, VA.  Lectures are Free and will be given at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM at the Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum at 415 N. Braddock Street iln Winchester, VA   Free.  For info:  540-662-6550

Upcoming events...

June 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: "Road to Revolution" Seminar, with five noted authors, will take place in Winchester, VA
A day-long seminar will explore how the "Road to Revolution" passed through the Shenandoah Valley, by tracing its path from the French and Indian War through the American Revolution.  The event is organized by the 2nd Virginia Regiment in partnership with the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, where the event will take place in the Reception Hall at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester VA.  For info:  888-556-5799.   Tickets:  $40-$45, are available only at www.RoadtoRevolution.EventBrite.com

June 6th fron 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Confederate Memorial Day at Jackson's Headquarters in Winchester, VA
The National Park Service Ranger Shannon Moeck will present a lecture on "The Ladies Memorial Day and the beginning of Confederate Memorial Day in Winchester, VA.  Lectures are Free and will be given at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:30 PM at the Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum at 415 N. Braddock Street iln Winchester, VA   Free.  For info:  540-662-6550

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    Tales from Shenandoah   •   Joseph Floyd Wine   •   A collection of tales both oral and in written form that have been passed down through the years, telling of interesting events and people. 1989. 85 pages  Hardcover  •   Item #2017  •   Price: $12   Members: $11
  • History of Shenandoah County   •   John W. Wayland   •   A searchable PDF file, on a CD, of the printed, book version.  CD  •   Item #2010  •   Price: $15   Members: $15
  • Shenandoah County and Its Court House   •   Fred Painter   •   This History of the Shenandoah County Court House tells about the building of the structure, its many additions and chronicles happenings through the years. It is the oldest operating Court House west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 1979. 162 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2015  •   Price: $14   Members: $13
  • Images of America: Around New Market   •   James R. Graves & John D. Crim   •   New Market lies at the western base of the Massanutten range. Its crossroads go back to two Native American hunting trails that crossed here throughout the ages. The Town was incorporated in 1796 and the area still shines with its agrarian roots, while over the years it has fostered many educational institutions and maintained historically heavy commerce. The book has lots of photos. 2007. 128 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2031  •   Price: $23   Members: $22

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6th Virginia Infantry   •   Michael A. Cavanaugh   •   This is a numbered (891) edition of 1000. The story is about the men who served in this regiment, and also inclues an alphabetical listing of the 6th Virginia, including what happened to many of them after the war  Hardcover  •   Item #1001  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1861   •   Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey   •   Both are Henkel Granddaughters. A compilation of the Journal of Siram Peter Henkel, the letter collection of Caspar Coiner Henkel, M.D. and the Richmond Times Dispatch. These accounts of the first year of the Civil War reveal how the transition from peace to war affected his community and the Town of New Market, Va. A look at life in 1861. 2011. 346 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1004  •   Price: $20   Members: $19

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