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Mt. Jackson Museum Exhibit Is On Display at the Historic Courthouse Visitor Center

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

 

An interesting collection of artifacts, from the Mt. Jackson Museum, is now on display at the Visitor Center in the Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

Among the many items featured are several original woodcarvings by the late historian and author, John Heatwole, and a calendar plate of years ago that was a gift of the local druggist, Marion Everly.

The Museum is located in the Mt. Jackson Town Hall/Visitor Center building at 5901 Main Street in Mt. Jackson, VA and it is open year round.  They have a large collection of artifacts and rotate them from their storage on a regular basis.  Many of the items on display for this exhibit are different from what they showcased in their Visitor Center exhibit several years ago.

The Historic Courthouse Visitor Center and Museum is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, year round.  There is no admission fee.

 


 

Mt. Jackson Museum Exhibit Is On Display at the Historic Courthouse Visitor Center

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

 

An interesting collection of artifacts, from the Mt. Jackson Museum, is now on display at the Visitor Center in the Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

Among the many items featured are several original woodcarvings by the late historian and author, John Heatwole, and a calendar plate of years ago that was a gift of the local druggist, Marion Everly.

The Museum is located in the Mt. Jackson Town Hall/Visitor Center building at 5901 Main Street in Mt. Jackson, VA and it is open year round.  They have a large collection of artifacts and rotate them from their storage on a regular basis.  Many of the items on display for this exhibit are different from what they showcased in their Visitor Center exhibit several years ago.

The Historic Courthouse Visitor Center and Museum is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, year round.  There is no admission fee.

 


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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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.

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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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Saturday & Sunday, October 19th & 20th from 9 AM to 4 PM: 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek will be commemorated at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown VA
The Battle of Cedar Creek will be commemorated at the Belle Grove Plantation,  with two days of Civil War music, civilian and military living history, house tours, National Park Service programs and an exhibit of weapons and replica flags.  Activities on the grounds are free.  Exhibits and events in the Manor House are $5 for 13 and older, free for 12 and under and Belle Grove and National Trust for Historic Preservatioin members.  Attendees are asked to park in the field and enter through the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center (in the 1918 Barn).   For reenactment Information, contact the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation at 540-869-2064 or www.ccbf.us  These tickets are sold separately.  Belle Grove Plantation is located at 3360 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA  (off Route 11)   9 AM to 4 PM each day.

Saturday, November 2nd from 10 AM to 12 PM and 1 to 4 PM: Antique Appraisals at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown VA
Belle Grove's annual Antique Appraisals Fair will feature expert appraiser, Sandra Perry, who will be available for verbal evaluations of antiques and heirlooms.  She has a wide range of  items including textiles, furniture, documents and Shenandoah Valley and Civil War artifacts.  Appraisals are $10 for one item and three for $25. Since appraisals will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, attendees are asked to limit it to three items per person.  Appraisals will take place in the first floor meeting room of the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center, which is fully handicapped accessible.  For more information, call 540-869-2028.  Belle Grove is located at 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA  (off US-11). The event will also be held from 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday, Nov. 3rd.  

Tuesday, Nov. 12th fron 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Historic Buildings Program in Edinburg VA
John Adams, editor of the Historic Buildings in Shenandaoh County Series featured each quarter in the SCHS Newsletter, will give a program about these historic buildings.  This will be a collection of photos and information collected over the past seven years and will also include material not covered in the printed story.  The event will be held at the St. Paul's Heritage Center, 106 S. High Street in Edinburg.  Parking is available in the Shentel lot across the street.  The public is invited and refreshments will be served afterwards.

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Saturday & Sunday, October 19th & 20th from 9 AM to 4 PM: 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek will be commemorated at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown VA
The Battle of Cedar Creek will be commemorated at the Belle Grove Plantation,  with two days of Civil War music, civilian and military living history, house tours, National Park Service programs and an exhibit of weapons and replica flags.  Activities on the grounds are free.  Exhibits and events in the Manor House are $5 for 13 and older, free for 12 and under and Belle Grove and National Trust for Historic Preservatioin members.  Attendees are asked to park in the field and enter through the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center (in the 1918 Barn).   For reenactment Information, contact the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation at 540-869-2064 or www.ccbf.us  These tickets are sold separately.  Belle Grove Plantation is located at 3360 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA  (off Route 11)   9 AM to 4 PM each day.

Saturday, November 2nd from 10 AM to 12 PM and 1 to 4 PM: Antique Appraisals at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown VA
Belle Grove's annual Antique Appraisals Fair will feature expert appraiser, Sandra Perry, who will be available for verbal evaluations of antiques and heirlooms.  She has a wide range of  items including textiles, furniture, documents and Shenandoah Valley and Civil War artifacts.  Appraisals are $10 for one item and three for $25. Since appraisals will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, attendees are asked to limit it to three items per person.  Appraisals will take place in the first floor meeting room of the Beverley B. Shoemaker Welcome Center, which is fully handicapped accessible.  For more information, call 540-869-2028.  Belle Grove is located at 336 Belle Grove Rd., Middletown, VA  (off US-11). The event will also be held from 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday, Nov. 3rd.  

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  • Post Card   •   Located in Woodstock, Va., this early photo of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse, at the beginning of the 20th century, shows the original 1795 building with two later additions. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.  Postcard  •   Item #106  •   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
  • 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   •   The 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse in Woodstock Va. is the oldest working courthouse west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The earliest section now functions as a museum and also houses a visitor center. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2  Postcard  •   Item #108  •   Price: $1   Members: $1
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    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   •   Located in Woodstock, Va., this early photo of the 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse, at the beginning of the 20th century, shows the original 1795 building with two later additions. 4 3/8 x 5 1/2.  Postcard  •   Item #106  •   Price: $1   Members: $1

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