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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Bust of Revolutionary War Patriot, John Peter Muhlenberg, "Clergyman, Statesman, Soldier," commissioned by Narrow Passage Chapter, DAR, and sculpted by Caroline Muhlenberg Hufford Anderson. Dedicated in 1988, it stands in front of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock, Va. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.

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An early photo of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock Va. that shows the original building with two later additions, at the beginning of the 20th century. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.

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Wednesday, February 20th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Shenandoah County Barns will be reviewed in Edinburg, VA
The History of Shenandoah County Barns will be presented by John Adamson in a program sponsored by the Shenandoah County Parks & Recreation Dept.  The event will take place at the Charterhouse School (Old Edinburg High School) at 508 Piccadilly Street in Edinburg VA.   Mr. Adamson is the  manager of the Barns Project of the Shenandoah County Historical Society.  Well over 100 barns have been visited and surveyed to date.   Seating space is limited, so interested parties are asked to call 459-6777 to reserve a seat.

Tuesday, March 26th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Valley Cabinetmaking and Clocks will be discussed in Edinburg, VA
A. Nicholas Powers, Curator of Collections at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will present a program on "Made of the Wright Stuff: Uncovering a Shenandoah County Cabinetmaking Family."  William Wright and his son Thomas were two of the most prominent cabinetmakers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Shenandoah County.  The program is sponsored by the Shenandoah County Historical Society and is held at St. Paul's Heritage Center, 106 S. High Street in Edinburg VA.  The public is invited. Ample parking is available in the Shentel lot across the street.  Refreshments served after the program.  Info:  540-459-1795

Thursday, March 28th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Mosby and Special Operations Forces will be discussed in New Market, VA
Author Eric Buckland will give a presentation entitled "Mosby and SpecialOperations Forces",  which will focus on the many similarities that exist between the tactics, techniques and procedures used by the famed Mosby's Rangers during the Civil War and todayu's United States Special Operations Forces.  The program is sponsored by the New Market Historical Society andis held at the New Market Town Hall at 9418 John Sevier Road in New Market.  The Public is invited

Upcoming events...

Wednesday, February 20th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Shenandoah County Barns will be reviewed in Edinburg, VA
The History of Shenandoah County Barns will be presented by John Adamson in a program sponsored by the Shenandoah County Parks & Recreation Dept.  The event will take place at the Charterhouse School (Old Edinburg High School) at 508 Piccadilly Street in Edinburg VA.   Mr. Adamson is the  manager of the Barns Project of the Shenandoah County Historical Society.  Well over 100 barns have been visited and surveyed to date.   Seating space is limited, so interested parties are asked to call 459-6777 to reserve a seat.

Tuesday, March 26th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Valley Cabinetmaking and Clocks will be discussed in Edinburg, VA
A. Nicholas Powers, Curator of Collections at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will present a program on "Made of the Wright Stuff: Uncovering a Shenandoah County Cabinetmaking Family."  William Wright and his son Thomas were two of the most prominent cabinetmakers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Shenandoah County.  The program is sponsored by the Shenandoah County Historical Society and is held at St. Paul's Heritage Center, 106 S. High Street in Edinburg VA.  The public is invited. Ample parking is available in the Shentel lot across the street.  Refreshments served after the program.  Info:  540-459-1795

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  • Post Card   •   A statue of Rev. Peter Muhlenberg, noted for his famous call to arms during the Revolutionary War, who later became a general under George Washington's command. Sculpture is by Gary Casteel and was installed in front of the Historic 1795 Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock Va., in 2008. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.  Postcard  •   Item #110  •   Price: $1   Members: $1
  • Post Card   •   Bust of Revolutionary War Patriot, John Peter Muhlenberg, "Clergyman, Statesman, Soldier," commissioned by Narrow Passage Chapter, DAR, and sculpted by Caroline Muhlenberg Hufford Anderson. Dedicated in 1988, it stands in front of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock, Va. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.  Postcard  •   Item #107  •   Price: $1   Members: $1
  • Post Card   •   Postcard picturing the weather vane, crafted by a local artisan, that is mounted atop the cupola on the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock Va. 4 5/8 x 6 1/8.  Postcard  •   Item #102  •   Price: $1   Members: $1
  • Post Card   •   An early photo of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock Va. that shows the original building with two later additions, at the beginning of the 20th century. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.  Postcard  •   Item #108  •   Price: $1   Members: $1
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    Post Card   •   Bust of Revolutionary War Patriot, John Peter Muhlenberg, "Clergyman, Statesman, Soldier," commissioned by Narrow Passage Chapter, DAR, and sculpted by Caroline Muhlenberg Hufford Anderson. Dedicated in 1988, it stands in front of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock, Va. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.  Postcard  •   Item #107  •   Price: $1   Members: $1
    Post Card   •   An early photo of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock Va. that shows the original building with two later additions, at the beginning of the 20th century. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.  Postcard  •   Item #108  •   Price: $1   Members: $1

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