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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A History of the Valley of Virginia

Samuel Kercheval

The earliest history of this section of Virginia. First edition published in 1833 and revised and enlarged by the author in 1850. Third edition came in 1902, and a fourth in 1925. An authority on early conditions in the Valley, based in part on conversations derived first hand from people who lived in the pioneer period. 1925. 405 pages. 4th Edition. 2001 reprint.

Hardcover
Item# 3003

Price: $36
Members: $35

The Fairfax Line: A Historic Landmark

McClinton, Coleman & Francis F. Wayland

Includes Thomas Lewis's Journal of 1746, edited by John W. Wayland. 1996. 97 pages.

Softcover
Item# 3001

Price: $14
Members: $13

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  • Arrival of THE FIRST AFRiCANS in Virginia   •   Ric Murphy  •   In 16619, a group of thirty-two African men, women and children arrived on the shores of Virginia, after having been kidnapped in the royal city of Kabasa, Angola and forced aboard the Portuguese slave ship San Juan Bautista.  The ship was attacked by privateers and taken to the English New World colony.   Softcover  •   Item #3014  •   Price: $23.00   Members: $22.00
  • Images of America: Massanutten   •   Christine Michaels  •   A 50-mile-long mountain range that ends in a striking peak in the Shenandoah Valley of western Virginia, splitting the Blue Ridge Mts. from the Alleghenies and the North & South Forks of the Shenandoah River. Once an area where Native Americans dwelled, it boasted healing springs that blossomed into a resort. This book chronicles its history. 2007. 128 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #3009  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
  • Portals to Shenandoah Valley Folkways   •   Dorothy Boyd-Bragg  •   Four well-known experts on Shenandoah Valley folkways are featured: John Heatwole on local folklore, Nancy Sorrells on cattle in Valley life, Scott Suter discusses crafts, especially pottery and basket-making and Danielle Torisky follows foodways of the Civil War era, particularly comfort foods and food remedies. Intro by John L. Heatwole. 2005. 137 pages. Edited.  Softcover  •   Item #3004  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
  • Virginia Fraktur: Penmanship as Folk Art   •   Klaus Wust  •   This book was originally published in the 1970s. The author was one of the major contributors to a better understanding of the cultural heritage and history of the German immigrants who settled in the Shenandoah Valley. Archivist Jean Martin has added updated notes on the Stoney Creek artist in this new edition. 2011. 35 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #3006  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
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    Portals to Shenandoah Valley Folkways   •   Dorothy Boyd-Bragg  •   Four well-known experts on Shenandoah Valley folkways are featured: John Heatwole on local folklore, Nancy Sorrells on cattle in Valley life, Scott Suter discusses crafts, especially pottery and basket-making and Danielle Torisky follows foodways of the Civil War era, particularly comfort foods and food remedies. Intro by John L. Heatwole. 2005. 137 pages. Edited.  Softcover  •   Item #3004  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
    RFD Folk Art   •   Tyre & Jane Yancey  •   To most of us, the container designed to hold US Mail (both coming and going) is a rather utilitarian contraption. The Yanceys have traveled all over the Valley looking at silos and barns and found these fun mail boxes along the way. 2011. 94 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #3005  •   Price: $20   Members: $19

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