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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The Neff Gang Story

Philip Crown

A recounting of the shenanigans of a group of young men in the early 1900’s who kept the newspapers in Shenandoah County busy with the telling of their rambunctious activities that somewhat terrorized parts of the County and in Ohio. They lived in the Walker Chapel area behind Red Banks and were members of a large family. Includes genealogical information and many newspaper accounts. 2016. 215 pages.

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Item# 4018

Price: $20
Members: $19

Memories for my Grandchild - A Keepsake to Remember

Suzanne Zenkel

A Journal for YOU to fill in the blanks with all of the information you would like for your Grandchild to know about you. It will take care of your grandchild, in later years, saying "I wish I had listened to my grand parent" or "Wish they were here for me to ask." 2010. 96 pages. Spiral Bound.

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Item# 4015

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Members: $18

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  • Christian Bowman & The Sabbatarians - Strasburg/Sandy Hook Virginia Heritage   •   Robert Lee Bowman  •   History of the "Forbidden Shenandoah Valley," Indian conflicts, Sabbatarian Settlement, and Local Swiss-German families in the context of other early Virginia Historical Highlights. 2011. 50 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #4013  •   Price: $13   Members: $13
  • Under Every Tree - A Guide to Finding Your Roots in Virginia   •   Phyllis Brock Silber  •    A source book for finding primary genealogy resources in Virginia: a courthouse, library or historical society. Where to visit in every county in the state and how to get there. 2016. 220 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4019  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
  • The Neff Gang Story   •   Philip Crown  •   A recounting of the shenanigans of a group of young men in the early 1900’s who kept the newspapers in Shenandoah County busy with the telling of their rambunctious activities that somewhat terrorized parts of the County and in Ohio. They lived in the Walker Chapel area behind Red Banks and were members of a large family. Includes genealogical information and many newspaper accounts. 2016. 215 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4018  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
  • From Strassburg to Strasburg - Memorial to Swiss-German Virginia Pioneers   •   Robert Lee Bowman  •   History of early settlements and focus on Swiss-German families in the context of other Early Virginia Historical Highlights. Pictures. 2011. 47 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #1014  •   Price: $13   Members: $13
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    From Strassburg to Strasburg - Memorial to Swiss-German Virginia Pioneers   •   Robert Lee Bowman  •   History of early settlements and focus on Swiss-German families in the context of other Early Virginia Historical Highlights. Pictures. 2011. 47 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #1014  •   Price: $13   Members: $13
    In Search of Your German Roots   •   Angus Baxter  •   This book is designed to help you trace your German ancestry, not only in Germany, but in al the German-speaking areas of Europe, from the Baltic to the Crimea, from the Czech Republic to Belgium. This 5th edition highlights all of the recent developments – new facilities, new websites, and newly-available records. The most comprehensive guide to German roots available. 2015. 140 pages. 5th Edition.  Softcover  •   Item #4017  •   Price: $22   Members: $21

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