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.

•   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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In Search of Your German Roots

Angus Baxter

This book is designed to help you trace your German ancestry, not only in Germany, but in al the German-speaking areas of Europe, from the Baltic to the Crimea, from the Czech Republic to Belgium. This 5th edition highlights all of the recent developments – new facilities, new websites, and newly-available records. The most comprehensive guide to German roots available. 2015. 140 pages. 5th Edition.

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Item# 4017

Price: $22
Members: $21

The German Element of the Shenandoah Valley

John W. Wayland

A book about the early German settlersin this region of Virginia. Included is area geography, early towns, records of the Germans, religion, customs, education, as well as Revolutionary War German pensioners. 1907. 312 pages. 2007 reprint.

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Item# 4007

Price: $31
Members: $30

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Upcoming events...


Tuesday, March 26th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Valley Cabinetmaking and Clocks will be discussed in Edinburg, VA
A. Nicholas Powers, Curator of Collections at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will present a program on "Made of the Wright Stuff: Uncovering a Shenandoah County Cabinetmaking Family."  William Wright and his son Thomas were two of the most prominent cabinetmakers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Shenandoah County.  The program is sponsored by the Shenandoah County Historical Society and is held at St. Paul's Heritage Center, 106 S. High Street in Edinburg VA.  The public is invited. Ample parking is available in the Shentel lot across the street.  Refreshments served after the program.  Info:  540-459-1795

Thursday, March 28th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Mosby and Special Operations Forces will be discussed in New Market, VA
Author Eric Buckland will give a presentation entitled "Mosby and SpecialOperations Forces",  which will focus on the many similarities that exist between the tactics, techniques and procedures used by the famed Mosby's Rangers during the Civil War and todayu's United States Special Operations Forces.  The program is sponsored by the New Market Historical Society andis held at the New Market Town Hall at 9418 John Sevier Road in New Market.  The Public is invited

Thursday, March 28th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: The Historic Barns of Shenandoah County will be discussed in Woodstock, VA
John Adamson, of The Shenandoah County Historical Society and Project Director of The Historic Barns of Shenandoah County  Program will discuss these interesting Buildings that are so much a part of the local history.  The event will take place in the Woodstock Town Hall Council Chambers at 135 N. Main Street in Woodstock.  The event is free and the public is invited.  For more info:  woodstockmuseumva@yahoo.com

Upcoming events...

Tuesday, March 26th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Valley Cabinetmaking and Clocks will be discussed in Edinburg, VA
A. Nicholas Powers, Curator of Collections at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will present a program on "Made of the Wright Stuff: Uncovering a Shenandoah County Cabinetmaking Family."  William Wright and his son Thomas were two of the most prominent cabinetmakers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Shenandoah County.  The program is sponsored by the Shenandoah County Historical Society and is held at St. Paul's Heritage Center, 106 S. High Street in Edinburg VA.  The public is invited. Ample parking is available in the Shentel lot across the street.  Refreshments served after the program.  Info:  540-459-1795

Thursday, March 28th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Mosby and Special Operations Forces will be discussed in New Market, VA
Author Eric Buckland will give a presentation entitled "Mosby and SpecialOperations Forces",  which will focus on the many similarities that exist between the tactics, techniques and procedures used by the famed Mosby's Rangers during the Civil War and todayu's United States Special Operations Forces.  The program is sponsored by the New Market Historical Society andis held at the New Market Town Hall at 9418 John Sevier Road in New Market.  The Public is invited

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  • Strasburg, Virginia and The Keister Family   •   E.E. Keister  •   A genealogy and history of the Keister family of Strasburg, Va. Lots of photos and introductory articles, The Pennsylvania Germans," by Milton Rubincam and "Colonial Strasburg," by Klaus Wust. Records start with Adam Keister, Jr. Includes historical material on Strasburg, Va. 1972. 434 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #4011  •   Price: $35   Members: $34
  • The Neff Gang Story   •   Philip Crown  •   A recounting of the shenanigans of a group of young men in the early 1900’s who kept the newspapers in Shenandoah County busy with the telling of their rambunctious activities that somewhat terrorized parts of the County and in Ohio. They lived in the Walker Chapel area behind Red Banks and were members of a large family. Includes genealogical information and many newspaper accounts. 2016. 215 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4018  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
  • One Who Served: Brethren Elder Charles Nesselrodt of Shenandoah County   •   Terry Barkley  •   This book tells the story of the last "free" and one of the first "set apart" ministers among the Brethren. A farmer and laborer, he served both the Stony Creek and the Flat Rock Church, the oldest Brethren congregation in Virginia. The book contains colorful Valley history and is rich in genealogy. 2004. 109 pages. 3rd edition.  Softcover  •   Item #4009  •   Price: $13   Members: $12
  • The German Element of the Shenandoah Valley   •   John W. Wayland  •   A book about the early German settlersin this region of Virginia. Included is area geography, early towns, records of the Germans, religion, customs, education, as well as Revolutionary War German pensioners. 1907. 312 pages. 2007 reprint.  Hardcover  •   Item #4007  •   Price: $31   Members: $30
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    The Neff Gang Story   •   Philip Crown  •   A recounting of the shenanigans of a group of young men in the early 1900’s who kept the newspapers in Shenandoah County busy with the telling of their rambunctious activities that somewhat terrorized parts of the County and in Ohio. They lived in the Walker Chapel area behind Red Banks and were members of a large family. Includes genealogical information and many newspaper accounts. 2016. 215 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4018  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
    One Who Served: Brethren Elder Charles Nesselrodt of Shenandoah County   •   Terry Barkley  •   This book tells the story of the last "free" and one of the first "set apart" ministers among the Brethren. A farmer and laborer, he served both the Stony Creek and the Flat Rock Church, the oldest Brethren congregation in Virginia. The book contains colorful Valley history and is rich in genealogy. 2004. 109 pages. 3rd edition.  Softcover  •   Item #4009  •   Price: $13   Members: $12

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