Shentel Exhibit Now on Display at Historic Courthouse

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

A new exhibit opened on March 1st in the Visitor Center at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia. The exhibit is by Shentel – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company – one of the oldest businesses in Shenandoah County. This small display is from the museum at the Shentel Center, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, Virginia, where they celebrate the early years as a telephone company.

In 1902, a group of farmers joined together to create Farmers Mutual Telephone System. There was telephone service in the towns at that time, but not in the rural areas. From those humble roots Shentel has emerged as a company that offers a broad range of diversified telecommunications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
 
The Company's services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and voice; fiber network and services; and local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive Personal Communications Service (PCS) Affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

A 1959 telephone directory, an actual dial telephone and other items are also on display. The exhibit will be on display through June of 2019.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


 

Shentel Exhibit Now on Display at Historic Courthouse

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

A new exhibit opened on March 1st in the Visitor Center at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia. The exhibit is by Shentel – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company – one of the oldest businesses in Shenandoah County. This small display is from the museum at the Shentel Center, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, Virginia, where they celebrate the early years as a telephone company.

In 1902, a group of farmers joined together to create Farmers Mutual Telephone System. There was telephone service in the towns at that time, but not in the rural areas. From those humble roots Shentel has emerged as a company that offers a broad range of diversified telecommunications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
 
The Company's services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and voice; fiber network and services; and local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive Personal Communications Service (PCS) Affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

A 1959 telephone directory, an actual dial telephone and other items are also on display. The exhibit will be on display through June of 2019.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


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•   Foster a spirit of cooperation between existing organizations, writers, historians, genealogists, collectors, preservationists, and other members of the Shenandoah County community.

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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

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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.

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Friday, July 19th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Tour Rutherford Farm Battlefield near Winchester VA
A car caravan, sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation,  will tour sites related to  The Battle of Rutherford's Farm, one of Winchester's six major battles. Pre-registration is required by calling 540-740-4545

Saturday, August 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: A Civill War Conference with Authors takes place in Winchester VA
"The Forgotten Valley": A Civil War Conference is a one-day event sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation focusing on the lesser known Civil War stories in the Shenandoah Valley. Featured participants are eminent historians Eric Buckland, Gary Ecelbarger, Dennis Frye, Catherine Magi, Jonathan Noyalas, Scott Patchan, Keven Walker and Eric Wittenber.  The event is at the George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St. in Winchester.  $30 per person. Advance registration is required. Call 540-740-4545 or info@svbf.net.

Saturday, August 3rd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Historic Soul Food will be honored in Middletown VA
Shenandoah Valley Soul Food and Chefs will be honored at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, VA    Hear talks and activities honoring African American chefs in the Valley with the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and other special guests.  A new book, Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enclsved Soul  by Dr. .Brian Johnson, inspired by the life of Judah, an enslaved cook at Belle Grove from 1817-1836, will be introduced.  Call 540-869-2028 for info.

Upcoming events...

Friday, July 19th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Tour Rutherford Farm Battlefield near Winchester VA
A car caravan, sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation,  will tour sites related to  The Battle of Rutherford's Farm, one of Winchester's six major battles. Pre-registration is required by calling 540-740-4545

Saturday, August 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: A Civill War Conference with Authors takes place in Winchester VA
"The Forgotten Valley": A Civil War Conference is a one-day event sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation focusing on the lesser known Civil War stories in the Shenandoah Valley. Featured participants are eminent historians Eric Buckland, Gary Ecelbarger, Dennis Frye, Catherine Magi, Jonathan Noyalas, Scott Patchan, Keven Walker and Eric Wittenber.  The event is at the George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St. in Winchester.  $30 per person. Advance registration is required. Call 540-740-4545 or info@svbf.net.

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  • 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
  • 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   •   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   •   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   •   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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