Historic Courthouse Opens
Friday, June 20 saw the culmination of many months of hard work with a grand opening and ribbon cutting held at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock in front of an appreciative crowd. The program included remarks made by County Administrator Mary Beth Price, SCHS President Barbara Adamson, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge William H. Logan, Attorney William Allen, speaking for Circuit Court Judge Dennis Hupp who was out of town, and Board of Supervisors Chairman David Ferguson.
Historic County Courthouse Volunteer Opportunity
Now that rehabilitation of the Historic 1795 Shenandoah County Courthouse is complete, this historic landmark is now open to the public three days a week, Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the historic courtroom museum, there is also a Visitor Information Center with tourist brochures available from all over the County. Shenandoah County Historical Society volunteers staff the Visitor Center & Museum, which is managed jointly by the County Tourism office. An impressive inventory of local history books from the Historical Society is also available for purchase. Other parts of the Courthouse complex are managed by the County Parks & Recreation Dept.
Join the Volunteer Corp! Call 540-459-1795.
Click here for Volunteer Information.
Click here for Courthouse Volunteer Q/A form.
Click here to view and print the Volunteer Application form.
Thu., Oct. 2nd - 7 p.m. - "Did the Valley Re-elect Abraham Lincoln?"
Dennis Frye, Chief of Interpretation, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will discuss this subject at the Old Courthouse Civil War Museum at 20 North Loudoun Street in Winchester. Free.
Fri., Oct. 3rd - Sesquicentennial Commemoration of The Burning and the Death of Lt. John Rodgers Meigs
Descendants of the Meigs, Wildes, and Shaver families are invited to participate - please contact The Heritage Museum, 382 High Street in Dayton, Va. to rsvp and for further details. Events free. 540-879-2616.
2 p.m. - Ceremony at Wildes Marker, corner of Mill & Main St., at
6 p.m. - Reception at The Heritage Museum, (galleries open), at
7 p.m. - The Burning presentation with Dr. Irvin Hess