Museum of the Civil War exhibit now at Historic 1795 Courthouse Visitor Center, through June 30: George R. Collins, a VMI graduate of the Class of 1911, was instrumental in the founding of the current museum in New Market.

 

Preservation Awards Given by Historical Society

The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented three “Excellence in Historic Preservation” Awards at its annual meeting and banquet on May 16 at the historic Edinburg Mill. The preservation awards program seeks to recognize outstanding preservation projects in the fields of history, architecture, scenic beauty, and material culture. These annual awards are intended to bring public recognition to these achievements and in so doing encourage others to follow their examples, bringing greater awareness of the value of historic preservation.

The 2017 Awards were presented by Committee Chair Leigh Devier to:

The Shenandoah County Library, Zachary Hottel, and Dallas Moore for the creation and development of Shenandoah Stories, a public web platform showcasing the history of specific sites in Shenandoah County.
 

Corhaven Graveyard for the preservation of the burial ground for enslaved African Americans of the former Edgehill Plantation in Quicksburg, Va. Accepting the award were Sarah Kohrs, Tara Haley, and Bill Haley.
 

The Woodstock Brewing Company for the preservation and rehabilitation of the original Casey Jones Factory in Woodstock, Va. Accepting the award were Travis Cooper and Karl Roulston.


Museum of the Civil War exhibit now at Historic 1795 Courthouse Visitor Center, through June 30: George R. Collins, a VMI graduate of the Class of 1911, was instrumental in the founding of the current museum in New Market.

 

Preservation Awards Given by Historical Society

The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented three “Excellence in Historic Preservation” Awards at its annual meeting and banquet on May 16 at the historic Edinburg Mill. The preservation awards program seeks to recognize outstanding preservation projects in the fields of history, architecture, scenic beauty, and material culture. These annual awards are intended to bring public recognition to these achievements and in so doing encourage others to follow their examples, bringing greater awareness of the value of historic preservation.

The 2017 Awards were presented by Committee Chair Leigh Devier to:

The Shenandoah County Library, Zachary Hottel, and Dallas Moore for the creation and development of Shenandoah Stories, a public web platform showcasing the history of specific sites in Shenandoah County.
 

Corhaven Graveyard for the preservation of the burial ground for enslaved African Americans of the former Edgehill Plantation in Quicksburg, Va. Accepting the award were Sarah Kohrs, Tara Haley, and Bill Haley.
 

The Woodstock Brewing Company for the preservation and rehabilitation of the original Casey Jones Factory in Woodstock, Va. Accepting the award were Travis Cooper and Karl Roulston.


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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The Battle of Fisher's Hill - Breaking the Shenandoah Valley's Gibraltar

Jonathan A. Noyalas

First book-length study of 1864 battle, the last major battle in Shenandoah County, which set the stage for The Burning

Hardcover
Item# 1017

Price: $21
Members: $20

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

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Upcoming events...


August 5th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: A Cavil War Conference will be held in Luray, VA
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is sponsoring  a day-long conference entitled "Like A Thousand Bricks:" Cavalry in the Valley to be held at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, VA.  Speakers will include noted historians and authors, Eric Buckland, Caroline Janney, Charles Knight, Robert Krick, William Miller, Jonathan Noyalas and Keven Walker.  The cost to attend is $35 ($30 for SVBF members) and includes lunch from the Mimslyn Inn.  For more info, and to register, call 540-740-4545.

August 8th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM: WWII Video Lecture Series takes place in Dayton, VA
The monthly WWII Video Lecture Series at the Valley Heritage Museum at 382 High Street in Dayton, VA will  feature Charles Roland speaking on "Battle Babies: The Saga of a Draftee Infantry Division" and Harold Baumgarten, Ed Bearss, Spencer Wurst and Dennis McAuliffe discussing "Our Heroes share their WWII experiences".  The event is free and is sponsored by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.  For info:  540-879-2681

August 13th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM: 50th Anniversary Celebration takes place at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, VA
The formal dedication of Belle Grove Plantation as a museum was on August 13th, 1967.   This year, a birthday celebration will take place at the Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road in Middletown, VA and the Museum will be open, free of charge.  There will be ice cream, cake and a behind-the-scenes tour.  The public is invited.  for infor:  540-869-2028

Upcoming events...

August 5th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: A Cavil War Conference will be held in Luray, VA
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is sponsoring  a day-long conference entitled "Like A Thousand Bricks:" Cavalry in the Valley to be held at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, VA.  Speakers will include noted historians and authors, Eric Buckland, Caroline Janney, Charles Knight, Robert Krick, William Miller, Jonathan Noyalas and Keven Walker.  The cost to attend is $35 ($30 for SVBF members) and includes lunch from the Mimslyn Inn.  For more info, and to register, call 540-740-4545.

August 8th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM: WWII Video Lecture Series takes place in Dayton, VA
The monthly WWII Video Lecture Series at the Valley Heritage Museum at 382 High Street in Dayton, VA will  feature Charles Roland speaking on "Battle Babies: The Saga of a Draftee Infantry Division" and Harold Baumgarten, Ed Bearss, Spencer Wurst and Dennis McAuliffe discussing "Our Heroes share their WWII experiences".  The event is free and is sponsored by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.  For info:  540-879-2681

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    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
  • Surveys of Jacob Rinker 1785-1794   •   Daniel Warrick Burruss and Sandra Helsley Yelton   •   A book of Records of Plots & Certificates of Surveys of Jacob Rinker, beginning July 1, 1785. Abstracts. 1999. 110 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2001  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
  • The Story of Strasburg   •   Virginia Hinkins Cadden   •   Originally published in the Bicentennial Edition of the Northern VA Daily newspaper in 1961. Reprinted in 2011 by Strasburg Heritage Association on the Occasion of the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Strasburg. Contains additional articles commemorating250 years. 2011. 65 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2016  •   Price: $8   Members: $8
  • Touring the Shenandoah Valley Backroads   •   Andrea Sutcliffe   •   Authoritative guide to the beauty and history of the Valley. 13 separate tours are planned ranging from vaulted caverns to presidential homes, from Indian warfare to breathtaking stretches of virgin wilderness. This updated and revised edition of the guide is a personal, enthusiastic tour that even surprised locals. 2010. 286 pages. 2nd edition.  Softcover  •   Item #2018  •   Price: $21   Members: $20

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The New Civil War Handbook: Facts & Photos for Readers of All Ages   •   Mark Hughes   •   Coverage includes battles, charts, technology, weapons, women, African American and Native American participation, the common soldier, prisons, hospitals, quotations, breakdown of troops by state, and much more. Close to 150 photos. 2009/2011. 158 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1006  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
6th Virginia Infantry   •   Michael A. Cavanaugh   •   This is a numbered (891) edition of 1000. The story is about the men who served in this regiment, and also inclues an alphabetical listing of the 6th Virginia, including what happened to many of them after the war  Hardcover  •   Item #1001  •   Price: $21   Members: $20

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