Mt. Jackson Museum Exhibit Is On Display at the Historic Courthouse Visitor Center

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

 

An interesting collection of artifacts, from the Mt. Jackson Museum, is now on display at the Visitor Center in the Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

Among the many items featured are several original woodcarvings by the late historian and author, John Heatwole, and a calendar plate of years ago that was a gift of the local druggist, Marion Everly.

The Museum is located in the Mt. Jackson Town Hall/Visitor Center building at 5901 Main Street in Mt. Jackson, VA and it is open year round.  They have a large collection of artifacts and rotate them from their storage on a regular basis.  Many of the items on display for this exhibit are different from what they showcased in their Visitor Center exhibit several years ago.

The Historic Courthouse Visitor Center and Museum is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, year round.  There is no admission fee.

 


 

Mt. Jackson Museum Exhibit Is On Display at the Historic Courthouse Visitor Center

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

 

An interesting collection of artifacts, from the Mt. Jackson Museum, is now on display at the Visitor Center in the Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

Among the many items featured are several original woodcarvings by the late historian and author, John Heatwole, and a calendar plate of years ago that was a gift of the local druggist, Marion Everly.

The Museum is located in the Mt. Jackson Town Hall/Visitor Center building at 5901 Main Street in Mt. Jackson, VA and it is open year round.  They have a large collection of artifacts and rotate them from their storage on a regular basis.  Many of the items on display for this exhibit are different from what they showcased in their Visitor Center exhibit several years ago.

The Historic Courthouse Visitor Center and Museum is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, year round.  There is no admission fee.

 


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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.

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49th Virginia Infantry

Richard Kleese

This is a numbered edition of 1000 and signed by author. One of the Virginia Regimental Histories Series. An excellent genealogical resource, lists names and information on those who served. Includes some photos, maps and narrative about the battles and campaigns.

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Item# 1022

Price: $27
Members: $26

Rising Wind [A novel of the Civil War Battle of New Market]

Virginia Moore

The heroine of the novel is Mary Patch, a free-spirited teenager who is born in 1844 in New Market, Va. and dies on the battlefield of the fierce Civil War battle of New Market. Published:  1928. Reprinted:  2014. Size:  8.4 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches. 282 pages.

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Item# 1035

Price: $14
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Tuesday, September 17th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Civil War Lecture in Edinburg, VA
Bob O'Connor of Charles Town, WV, author of 14 Civil War books, will speak about the northernmost Confederate Hospital in the war that is located at the Danirel Lady Farm.  Among the men who camped at the farm and who were treated there were men from Shenandoah Copunty who served in the 2nd Virginbia Infantry, the 5th Virginbia Infantry, the 10th Virginia Infantry and the 33rd Virginia Infantry.  O'Connor will identify some of those men. The farm is the only Confederate site in the North that is open on a regular basis for visitors.  The lecture will be at the St. Paul's Heritage Center, 106 S. High Street in Edinburg, VA.  It is free and the public is invited.  Ample parking is across the street in the Shentel lot.  Refreshments following the lecture.

Saturday, September 21st from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM: Civil War lecture in Edinburg VA
Well known author and historian, Richard Kleese, will speak about the Civil War in Shenandoah County at the St. Paul's Heritage Center, 106 S. High Street in Edinburg, VA, as part of the annual Edinburg Ole Time Festival.  The lecture is at 9:00 AM and is free and the public is invited.

Upcoming events...

Tuesday, September 17th from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM: Civil War Lecture in Edinburg, VA
Bob O'Connor of Charles Town, WV, author of 14 Civil War books, will speak about the northernmost Confederate Hospital in the war that is located at the Danirel Lady Farm.  Among the men who camped at the farm and who were treated there were men from Shenandoah Copunty who served in the 2nd Virginbia Infantry, the 5th Virginbia Infantry, the 10th Virginia Infantry and the 33rd Virginia Infantry.  O'Connor will identify some of those men. The farm is the only Confederate site in the North that is open on a regular basis for visitors.  The lecture will be at the St. Paul's Heritage Center, 106 S. High Street in Edinburg, VA.  It is free and the public is invited.  Ample parking is across the street in the Shentel lot.  Refreshments following the lecture.

Saturday, September 21st from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM: Civil War lecture in Edinburg VA
Well known author and historian, Richard Kleese, will speak about the Civil War in Shenandoah County at the St. Paul's Heritage Center, 106 S. High Street in Edinburg, VA, as part of the annual Edinburg Ole Time Festival.  The lecture is at 9:00 AM and is free and the public is invited.

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  • 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.  Softcover  •   Item #1010  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
  • Shenandoah County Men in Gray (Volume 1 and 2, complete 2-volume set)   •   Thomas Spratt  •   This two-volume set reproduces the service record of the Confederate soldiers from Shenandoah County who served in all the theaters of combat. It also gives valuable information regarding the soldier’s family and where possible, personal facts including where buried. 1992. 902 total pages (total of both volumes).  Softcover  •   Item #1029  •   Price: $55   Members: $53
  • Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1862   •   Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey  •   Both are Henkel Granddaughters. A sequel to the 1861 book, this journal contains letters and news articles vividly portraying a view of Valley life in the second year of the Civil War. Learn how families became involved in the war when life was interrupted by the invasion of Yankees and by Jackson's Campaign. Minute details of everyday life are covered. 2012. 344 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1005  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
  • Bloody Autumn - The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864   •   Daniel T. Davis & Phillip S. Greenwalt  •   Newest edition to the Emerging Civil War Series by two longtime students of the War. This book shifts attention away from the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia to the campaign that ultimately determined the balance of power across the Eastern Theater. 2014. 168 pages, 10 maps, 184 images.  Softcover  •   Item #1018  •   Price: $13   Members: $13
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    Union Command Failure in the Shenandoah: Major General Franz Sigel and the War in the Valley of Virginia, May 1864   •   David A. Powell  •   Focuses on The Battle of New Market in the Shenandoah Valley. The ramifications of the May 1864 engagement, which involved only 10,000 troops, were substantial. Previous studies, however, focused on the Confederate side of the story. Also focuses on Major general Franz Sigel and the War in the Valley of Virginia in May of 1864 and provides the balance that has so long been needed. 2019. 254 Pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #1032  •   Price: $31   Members: $30
    Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War   •   Mark Hughes  •   Thousands of books have been written about the Civil War, but few cover the story of the soldiers and sailors who wore the gray uniform. This book includes scores of photos coupled with clear and concise prose. Includes camp life, weapons, battles, prisons, forts and the war’s effect on civilians and women. 2019. 160 Pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1033  •   Price: $17   Members: $16

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