Shenandoah County
Historical Society
Shenandoah County
Historical Society
 


Historic Courthouse Museum & Visitor Center is closed during January & February 2021

The Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center is closed during the months of January and February. The current plan is to reopen the first weekend of March, 2021. The Museum and Visitor Center is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The Museum may also be visited during this time by appointment via 540-459-1795 or e-mail: SCHS.VA@gmail.com.

There is no charge to visit the Museum and Visitor Center, though donations are accepted. The bookstore in the Visitor Center is fully stocked and we are also processing mail-in book orders. The US Forest Service currently has a special exhibit in the Visitor Center. In accordance with Covid-19 requirements, all visitors must wear a mask and observe social distance requirements currently in effect in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We hope you will plan a visit in the future.



Historic Courthouse Museum & Visitor Center is closed during January & February 2021

The Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center is closed during the months of January and February. The current plan is to reopen the first weekend of March, 2021. The Museum and Visitor Center is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The Museum may also be visited during this time by appointment via 540-459-1795 or e-mail: SCHS.VA@gmail.com.

There is no charge to visit the Museum and Visitor Center, though donations are accepted. The bookstore in the Visitor Center is fully stocked and we are also processing mail-in book orders. The US Forest Service currently has a special exhibit in the Visitor Center. In accordance with Covid-19 requirements, all visitors must wear a mask and observe social distance requirements currently in effect in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We hope you will plan a visit in the future.


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.



Organizational Tax Status

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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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

The Aftermath of Battle The Buriel of the Civil War Dead

Meg Groeling

This book examines what happened to the hundreds of thousands of men who died, were wounded or disabled as a result of the war. It picks up the story as the battles end. The burial of the dead was an overwhelming experience for the armies and communities forced to clean up after the destruction of battle.

Hardcover
Item# 1026

Price: $17
Members: $16

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  • The Battle of Fisher's Hill - Breaking the Shenandoah Valley's Gibraltar   •   Jonathan A. Noyalas  •   First book-length study of 1864 battle, the last major battle in Shenandoah County, which set the stage for The Burning  Hardcover  •   Item #1017  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
  • My Own Dear Maggie - A True Shenandoah Love Story   •   Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey  •   Both are Henkel Granddaughters. A fascinating love story which uniquely reveals the rebuilding and growth of the Shenandoah Valley after "The War Between The States." Letters between Willie Renalds and Maggie Henkel and other family members, pictures and newspaper articles paint a vivid picture of what the people of the Valley endured during and after its rebuilding. 2015. 398 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1024  •   Price: $26   Members: $25
  • Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1864   •   Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey  •   Both are Henkel Granddaughters. This is the fourth book in the series "Life in the Shenandoah Valley." A journal, letters and news articles lead the reader through trying times when the Battle of New Market and Sheridan's Burning of the Valley bring the War in Virginia to the doorsteps of the Henkel, Coiner and Miller families. 2014. 340 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1019  •   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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    Remembering the Civil War Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation   •   Caroline E. Janney  •   The author, who hails from Luray, Va., is a history professor at Purdue U. She examines how the war generation -- men and women, black and white, Unionists and Confederates -- crafted and protected their memories of the nation's greatest conflict. She explores the subtle, yet important differences between reunion and reconciliation. 2013. 451 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #1020  •   Price: $37   Members: $36
    My Own Dear Maggie - A True Shenandoah Love Story   •   Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey  •   Both are Henkel Granddaughters. A fascinating love story which uniquely reveals the rebuilding and growth of the Shenandoah Valley after "The War Between The States." Letters between Willie Renalds and Maggie Henkel and other family members, pictures and newspaper articles paint a vivid picture of what the people of the Valley endured during and after its rebuilding. 2015. 398 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1024  •   Price: $26   Members: $25

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