Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit at Historic Courthouse Visitor Center

The Captain Jack Adams Camp #1951 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has set up a very interesting exhibit in the Visitor Center of the Historic 1795 Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock, VA.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit

The display will be on view until the end of October, 2018. As part of the exhibit, there is a selection of photos along the wall that showcase, in pictures, the many activities and areas of community service the Chapter has participated in over the years. It is also interesting to read the names of the many famous people who are descendants of Confederate Veterans.

The Visitor Center, located at 102 N. Main Street, in Woodstock, is open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and it is staffed by members of the Shenandoah County Historical Society. The SCHS bookstore is located in the Visitor Center, along with all of the free County Tourism materials available for visitors.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit


 

Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit at Historic Courthouse Visitor Center

The Captain Jack Adams Camp #1951 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has set up a very interesting exhibit in the Visitor Center of the Historic 1795 Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock, VA.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Exhibit

The display will be on view until the end of October, 2018. As part of the exhibit, there is a selection of photos along the wall that showcase, in pictures, the many activities and areas of community service the Chapter has participated in over the years. It is also interesting to read the names of the many famous people who are descendants of Confederate Veterans.

The Visitor Center, located at 102 N. Main Street, in Woodstock, is open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and it is staffed by members of the Shenandoah County Historical Society. The SCHS bookstore is located in the Visitor Center, along with all of the free County Tourism materials available for visitors.

Sons of Confederate Veterans 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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Strasburg, Virginia Our History in Post Cards

Gloria Stickley

A narrative history of Strasburg, Va. accompanied by an impressive collection ofpost cards - most in color - that start when post cards first became popular. Also maps. 2013. 92 pages. Color.

Hardcover
Item# 2026

Price: $31
Members: $30

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

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Tuesdsay, August 21st from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Barns Preservation Organizational Meeting takes place in Woodstock VA
John Adamson, Program Manager of the Shenandoah County Historical Society's Barn Preservation Project, along with Artist partner, Sally Veach,  have scheduled an Organizational Meeting for the Barns Project at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock VA.  The goal of the meeting is to create a working group of caring people who are willing to devote some of their own time and energy to the wide variety of tasks, all focused on preserving barns.  If a core working group can be established from this meeting, that group will decide how to organize, what to call the group and which activities will be undertaken to preserve the barns of Shenandoah County.  This is an open meeting and those interested are encouraged to spread the word to others who may share this interest.  Those attending are asked to use the side entrance to the Historic Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock.   Info:  540-975-2240

Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Childrens Day at Museum in Strasburg VA
The Strasburg Museum in the historic steam pottery / railroad depot located at 440 E. King Street in Strasburg VA invites children to visit the museum, free of charge, on this Saturday in September.  In addition to the many interesting exhibits, the Museum features a genuine red caboose that can be tourned.  They also have  a working model railroad depicting Strasburg and the Southern Railway in the 1930s.   For info:  540-465-3175.

Tuesday, September 18th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Historical Escape Recounted in Edinburg VA
TheShenandoah County Historical Society will present an evening with activist, historian and author Deirdre Sinnot, who will discuss "A Story of the Shenandoah Valley:  The 1836 Escape, Arrest, and Rescue of Geoirge and Harry Bird".  This very interesting story about the Bird men and the Geyer family in Woodstock is vital to help provide insight into the lives of enslaved African Americans, the families to which they belonged and the inner-workings of society in the American South in the years just prior to the Civil War.  The program will be held at the St. Paul's Heritage Center at 106 S. High Street in Edinburg.  It is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served afterward.  Info:  540-459-1795.  

Upcoming events...

Tuesdsay, August 21st from 7:00 to 8:30 PM: Barns Preservation Organizational Meeting takes place in Woodstock VA
John Adamson, Program Manager of the Shenandoah County Historical Society's Barn Preservation Project, along with Artist partner, Sally Veach,  have scheduled an Organizational Meeting for the Barns Project at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock VA.  The goal of the meeting is to create a working group of caring people who are willing to devote some of their own time and energy to the wide variety of tasks, all focused on preserving barns.  If a core working group can be established from this meeting, that group will decide how to organize, what to call the group and which activities will be undertaken to preserve the barns of Shenandoah County.  This is an open meeting and those interested are encouraged to spread the word to others who may share this interest.  Those attending are asked to use the side entrance to the Historic Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock.   Info:  540-975-2240

Saturday, September 15th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Childrens Day at Museum in Strasburg VA
The Strasburg Museum in the historic steam pottery / railroad depot located at 440 E. King Street in Strasburg VA invites children to visit the museum, free of charge, on this Saturday in September.  In addition to the many interesting exhibits, the Museum features a genuine red caboose that can be tourned.  They also have  a working model railroad depicting Strasburg and the Southern Railway in the 1930s.   For info:  540-465-3175.

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  • Shenandoah Voices   •   John Heatwole  •   Stories about life in the Shenandoah Valley, collected and recorded over a lifetime, that open a window to long  ago when the pace of life was governed by the seasons and settlers relied on the traditions of their ancestors. OUT OF PRINT  Hardcover  •   Item #2036  •   Price: $79 (out of print)   Members: $79 (out of print)
  • Lake's 1885 Atlas of Shenandoah and Page Counties   •   The SCHS reprinted the popular Lake's Atlas of 1885. Also included are several pages from Gray's Atlas of 1878, which contain slightly more detailed maps of many of the communities in Shenandoah County. With added pages from Gray's 1878 Atlas. 2009. 12x18.  Softcover  •   Item #2007  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
  • The Word Gatherer   •   Carol Maureen DeHart  •   An oral history interview with historian John L. Heatwole, who often traveled the Valley doing research. In the process, he gathered hundreds of oral history and folklore stories and felt they needed to be preserved. This book was part of that process. 2007. 114 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2021  •   Price: $10   Members: $9
  • History of Edinburg Va.   •   Mary Ann Williamson & Jean Allen Davis  •   This soup-to-nuts chronicle of everything you'd like to know about Edinburg, VA,was written by two school teachers who grew up in the town. It is filled with pictures, and stories about people, places and events. Originally published in 1994, it was updated in 1995. 1995. 676 pages  Hardcover  •   Item #2008  •   Price: $45   Members: $45
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    Virginia 'Publick' Claims Shenandoah County   •   Janice L. Abercrombie & Richard Slatten  •   Compiled & transcribed. A Listing of Claims, seeking compensation,made by Shenandoah County citizens for goods provided to militia or Virginia and Continental armies during the Revolutionary War. (Copied from original Revolutionary Claims in the Library of Virginia). 26 pages. 5 3/8 x 8 3/8.  Softcover  •   Item #2024  •   Price: $8   Members: $8
    The Word Gatherer   •   Carol Maureen DeHart  •   An oral history interview with historian John L. Heatwole, who often traveled the Valley doing research. In the process, he gathered hundreds of oral history and folklore stories and felt they needed to be preserved. This book was part of that process. 2007. 114 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2021  •   Price: $10   Members: $9

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