2018 ANNUAL MEETING

Make plans to attend the SCHS Annual Dinner Meeting at the VFW Post 2447 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. More information, including dinner reservation and proxy voting form, available here.

CCC – Civilian Conservation Corp. – Exhibit  on Display at Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia

The nation’s first CCC camp, known as Camp Roosevelt, was built in the Fort Valley outside Edinburg Virginia in 1933. The camp still stands.  The CCC Legacy group has installed a new exhibit at the Visitor Center in the Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The exhibit,  which will be on display through June, 2018. Is free and open to the public.  In conjunction with the display, two of the CCC handbooks have been reproduced and are available for sale.


2018 ANNUAL MEETING

Make plans to attend the SCHS Annual Dinner Meeting at the VFW Post 2447 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. More information, including dinner reservation and proxy voting form, available here.

CCC – Civilian Conservation Corp. – Exhibit  on Display at Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia

The nation’s first CCC camp, known as Camp Roosevelt, was built in the Fort Valley outside Edinburg Virginia in 1933. The camp still stands.  The CCC Legacy group has installed a new exhibit at the Visitor Center in the Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The exhibit,  which will be on display through June, 2018. Is free and open to the public.  In conjunction with the display, two of the CCC handbooks have been reproduced and are available for sale.


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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23rd Virginia Cavalry

Richard Kleese

This is a numbered edition of 1000 and signed by author. One of the Virginia Regimental Histories Series. Lists names with short bio information on those who were part of this group. Includes some photos and maps and detailed descriptions of battles and campaigns.

Hardcover
Item# 1023

Price: $27
Members: $26

Civil War Legacy in the Shenandoah - Remembrance, Reunion and Reconciliation

Jonathan Noyales

After four bloody years of Civil War battles in the Shenandoah Valley, the region's inhabitants needed to muster the strength to recover, rebuild and reconcile. This book examines the evolution of attitudes among former soldiers as the Valley sought to find its place in the aftermath of the national tragedy. 2015. 192 pages. 6"x9" 48 images.

Softcover
Item# 1025

Price: $23
Members: $22

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Saturday, April 28th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM: Tour Houses in Mt. Jackson, VA
The Mt. Jackson Museum and Mt. Jackson Garden club is offering tours of six historic properties in Mt. Jackson, as a fund raiser for the benefit of the Union Church.  The first such tours since 1990,  will also offer light refreshments at the Town Hall and will require a fee of $10. Among those scheduled are the Pennybacker, Strathmore, Peck and Shearer homes, Widow Kip's Country Inn and the Union Church.  Advance tickets will be available at the Town office, the Museum or from members of the two sponsoring organizations.  For more info:  540-335-3373. [Rain date will be Sunday, April 29, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM]

Sunday, May 4th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Pocahontas will be discussed in Winchester, VA
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.  in Winchester, VA, will present a lecture about Pocahontas given by Dr. Karen Sherry, statewide faculty member of the VMFA.   The event is free and the public is invited.  To register or for info:  540-662-1473, Ext. 240

Sunday, May 6th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Virginia and The Great War will be discussed in Berryville, VA
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, The Clarke County Historical Association will present historian Lynn Rainville who will discuss her latest research on the impact Virginian's had on The Great War.  The event will take place at the VFW Hall, 425 S. Buckmarsh Street in Berryville, VA.  $10 for CCHA members and $15 for non-members.  Info:  540-955-2600.

Upcoming events...

Saturday, April 28th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM: Tour Houses in Mt. Jackson, VA
The Mt. Jackson Museum and Mt. Jackson Garden club is offering tours of six historic properties in Mt. Jackson, as a fund raiser for the benefit of the Union Church.  The first such tours since 1990,  will also offer light refreshments at the Town Hall and will require a fee of $10. Among those scheduled are the Pennybacker, Strathmore, Peck and Shearer homes, Widow Kip's Country Inn and the Union Church.  Advance tickets will be available at the Town office, the Museum or from members of the two sponsoring organizations.  For more info:  540-335-3373. [Rain date will be Sunday, April 29, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM]

Sunday, May 4th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Pocahontas will be discussed in Winchester, VA
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St.  in Winchester, VA, will present a lecture about Pocahontas given by Dr. Karen Sherry, statewide faculty member of the VMFA.   The event is free and the public is invited.  To register or for info:  540-662-1473, Ext. 240

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    History of Edinburg Va.   •   Mary Ann Williamson & Jean Allen Davis   •   This soup-to-nuts chronicle of everything you'd like to know about Edinburg, VA,was written by two school teachers who grew up in the town. It is filled with pictures, and stories about people, places and events. Originally published in 1994, it was updated in 1995. 1995. 676 pages  Hardcover  •   Item #2008  •   Price: $45   Members: $45
  • A Pictorial History of Shenandoah County: 50 Years through the Lens of Hugh Morrison, Jr.   •   John Adamson   •   Morrison Addendum. June, 2011. One page . Downloadable version of addendum is HERE.  Softcover  •   Item #2003  •   Price: $0   Members: $0
  • Our Mountains - The View from Shenandoah County Virginia   •   Array   •   A brochure, reproduced by The Mountain Courier monthly newspaper, based on their May 2012 feature about Living in the Great Valley of the Appalachians. The full color brochure shows the mountains on both sides of Shenandoah County. Every peak and gap and all of the main roads are shown. May, 2012. Eight 6 1/4  x 11 panels on card stock. If only item ordered, include $1.50 for shipping.  Brochure  •   Item #2022  •   Price: $5   Members: $4
  • A Pictorial History of Shenandoah County: 50 Years through the Lens of Hugh Morrison, Jr.   •   John Adamson   •   206 Photographs tell about life in the Shenandoah County of Va. The subjects include portraits, family events, christenings, sports, farms, animals, children, landscapes, soldiers, cars, school events, buildings, professionals, everything you can think of that makes up day to day life. All identified photos in the Morrison book of photos are listed, and list is regularly updated as new identifications are made. 2007. 230 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #2002  •   Price: $20   Members: $19

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Shenandoah County Men in Gray (Volume 2 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 #1031  •   Price: $30   Members: $29
Shenandoah County Men in Gray (Volume 1 and 2, complete 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 #1029  •   Price: $55   Members: $53

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