Shenandoah County
Historical Society
Shenandoah County
Historical Society
 


Historic Courthouse Museum & Visitor Center again Welcomes Visitors

The Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center re-opened on Friday, September 4th, 2020, after being closed since early March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Museum / Visitor Center is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The Museum and Visitor Center is now open every Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM until the end of the year. The facility is normally closed during January & February and the same will be true for those months in 2021. The Museum may also be visited at other times by appointment via 540-459-1795.

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 that will be in place until the end of the year.

In accordance with Covid-19 requirements, all visitors must wear a mask and observe social distance requirements currently in effect in the State of Virginia.

We hope you will visit soon.



Historic Courthouse Museum & Visitor Center again Welcomes Visitors

The Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center re-opened on Friday, September 4th, 2020, after being closed since early March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Museum / Visitor Center is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The Museum and Visitor Center is now open every Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM until the end of the year. The facility is normally closed during January & February and the same will be true for those months in 2021. The Museum may also be visited at other times by appointment via 540-459-1795.

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 that will be in place until the end of the year.

In accordance with Covid-19 requirements, all visitors must wear a mask and observe social distance requirements currently in effect in the State of Virginia.

We hope you will visit soon.


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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The Burning

James Morris and Hank Zimmerman

The Burning of the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 was a well planned and brilliantly directed campaign by Gen. Philip Sheridan. Based on John Heatwole's work by the same name, the movie tells the stories of the soldiers, civilians, and families caught in the terrible firestorm. The Edinburg Heritage Foundation produced this documentary. 2008. 50 minutes

DVD
Item# 1002

Price: $20
Members: $20

Shenandoah County in the Civil War: Four Dark Years

Hal F. Sharpe

Four battles took place in and around Shenandoah County: New Market, Toms Brook, Fisher's Hill & Cedar Creek. Although these historic battles have been well documented, their effects on the lives of the people involved have been largely forgotten. In this book, Hal recounts how their spirits were tested. 2012. 156 pages.

Softcover
Item# 1009

Price: $21
Members: $20

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  • Shenandoah County Men in Gray (Volume 1 of 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 #1030  •   Price: $30   Members: $29
  • 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 - 1861   •   Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey  •   Both are Henkel Granddaughters. A compilation of the Journal of Siram Peter Henkel, the letter collection of Caspar Coiner Henkel, M.D. and the Richmond Times Dispatch. These accounts of the first year of the Civil War reveal how the transition from peace to war affected his community and the Town of New Market, Va. A look at life in 1861. 2011. 346 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1004  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
  • Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1865   •   Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey  •   Both are Henkel Granddaughters. This book, commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civill War, is the5th in the series of "Life in the Shenandoah Valley." A journal, letters and news articles lead the reader through the trying last days of the War Between the States and the beginning of Reconstruction in the Valley for the Henkel, Coiner and Miller families. 2015. 340 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1023  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
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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
    6th Virginia Infantry   •   Michael A. Cavanaugh  •   This is a numbered (891) edition of 1000. The story is about the men who served in this regiment, and also inclues an alphabetical listing of the 6th Virginia, including what happened to many of them after the war  Hardcover  •   Item #1001  •   Price: $21   Members: $20

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