New Exhibit at Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse

 

Postcards are a favorite object of collectors of memorabilia. They’re usually not too expensive and are easy to transport and store. They also tell a story of what interested people in a certain time and place, where they might travel and what they might say to the recipients. Sometimes these early postcards provide images that have real historic significance as well as just being fun.

Shenandoah County Archivist Zachary Hottel has assembled a sample of the large collection of postcards from the library’s Truban Archives which is now on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center at the Historic Courthouse through February 2017. The Archives was fortunate to have received the gift of many hundreds of historic postcards from the late Herb Parker, which has formed the basis of the Archives impressive collection.

The 1795 Historic Courthouse Museum is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock, Va. and is open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4:00 PM. The Historical Society bookstore is also located in the Visitor Center at the Courthouse.


New Exhibit at Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse

 

Postcards are a favorite object of collectors of memorabilia. They’re usually not too expensive and are easy to transport and store. They also tell a story of what interested people in a certain time and place, where they might travel and what they might say to the recipients. Sometimes these early postcards provide images that have real historic significance as well as just being fun.

Shenandoah County Archivist Zachary Hottel has assembled a sample of the large collection of postcards from the library’s Truban Archives which is now on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center at the Historic Courthouse through February 2017. The Archives was fortunate to have received the gift of many hundreds of historic postcards from the late Herb Parker, which has formed the basis of the Archives impressive collection.

The 1795 Historic Courthouse Museum is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock, Va. and is open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4:00 PM. The Historical Society bookstore is also located in the Visitor Center at the Courthouse.


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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Bloody Autumn - The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864

Daniel T. Davis & Phillip S. Greenwalt

Newest edition to the Emerging Civil War Series by two longtime students of the War. This book shifts attention away from the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia to the campaign that ultimately determined the balance of power across the Eastern Theater. 2014. 168 pages, 10 maps, 184 images.

Softcover
Item# 1018

Price: $13
Members: $13

Reflections of an Old Dominion Dragoon

Robert S. Hudgins II

Edited by Garland C. Hudgins II. Civil War experiences of Robert S. Hudgins II, a Sergeant in Co. B, 3rd Virginia Cavalry. 1993. 127 pages.

Hardcover
Item# 1007

Price: $23
Members: $22

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Upcoming events...


March 23rd from 7:00 PM to 8:0 PM: Connecting with the Past: An Archivist Toolkit will be discussed in Woodstock VA
Shenandoah County Archivist, Zach Hottel, will discuss the Archives at  Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg, VA.  Free. Public is invited.  The program is sponsored by The Woodstock Museum and will be held at the Woodstock Town Council Chambers at 135 North Main Street in Woodstock, VA

March 26th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby Program in Millwood, VA
Historian Steven Campbell will give a lecture on John Singleton Mosby and the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill at 15 Tannery Lane in Millwood VA.  The Mystery and legend of one of the Gray Ghosts will also be discussed.  $10 for Clarke County Historical Association members and $15 for non-members.  For info:  540-955-2600.

April 1st from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM: 100th Anniversary of American Red Cross Exhibit opens in Winchester, VA
A ceremony, led by Martha Jefferson Randolph, will include the ribbon cutting for the 100th Anniversary of the American Red Cross exhibit at Hollingsworth Mill, 1360 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, VA.  The event is sponsored by the Winchester - Frederick County Historical Society.  For info:  540-662-6550.

Upcoming events...

March 23rd from 7:00 PM to 8:0 PM: Connecting with the Past: An Archivist Toolkit will be discussed in Woodstock VA
Shenandoah County Archivist, Zach Hottel, will discuss the Archives at  Shenandoah County Library in Edinburg, VA.  Free. Public is invited.  The program is sponsored by The Woodstock Museum and will be held at the Woodstock Town Council Chambers at 135 North Main Street in Woodstock, VA

March 26th from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby Program in Millwood, VA
Historian Steven Campbell will give a lecture on John Singleton Mosby and the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill at 15 Tannery Lane in Millwood VA.  The Mystery and legend of one of the Gray Ghosts will also be discussed.  $10 for Clarke County Historical Association members and $15 for non-members.  For info:  540-955-2600.

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    Images of America: Shenandoah County   •   Archivist Jean Martin and SCHS   •   This book of nearly 200 photos focuses on the people who have made the Shenandoah County a comfortable place to raise families and communities that pray together, work along side each other, and enjoy life surrounded by the mountains. 2010. 127 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2011  •   Price: $23   Members: $23
  • History of Shenandoah County, 2nd (Augumented) edition   •   John W. Wayland   •   The definitive work on Shenandoah County, Va., one of the oldest counties in the Valley. Includes a vast amount of family genealogy, early settlers, Indians, forts, town histories and Civil War history. 1969. 896 pages. 2006 reprint.  Hardcover  •   Item #2009  •   Price: $56   Members: $55
  • The Alms House of Shenandoah County: A Brief History   •   Fred Painter   •   What was once the Glebe Farm and Peter Muhlenberg's home during the American Revolution is now the Alms House of Shenandoah County. This History book also contains many photos. 1979. 33 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2005  •   Price: $6   Members: $5
  • Shenandoah County and Its Court House   •   Fred Painter   •   This History of the Shenandoah County Court House tells about the building of the structure, its many additions and chronicles happenings through the years. It is the oldest operating Court House west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 1979. 162 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2015  •   Price: $14   Members: $13

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Unionists in Virginia: Politics, Secession and Their Plan to Prevent Civil War   •   Lawrence M. Denton   •   A recounting of pre-secession politics that illuminates what was happening in Virginia just prior to secession. The role of Secretary of the Interior William Seward is little known and this book fills in an important gap in the usual histories of the period. 2014. 224 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #1022  •   Price: $23   Members: $22
49th Virginia Infantry   •   Richard Kleese   •   This is a numbered edition of 1000 and signed by author. One of the Virginia Regimental Histories Series. An excellent genealogical resource, lists names and information on those who served. Includes some photos, maps and narrative about the battles and campaigns.  Hardcover  •   Item #1022  •   Price: $27   Members: $26

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