Shenandoah County Alms House Historic Marker Dedicated
Though faced with gray skies and a threat of showers, a nice crowd gathered on September 27, 2015 to dedicate a marker in memory of the historic Shenandoah County Alms House, which sheltered the homeless for 215 years until destroyed by fire on April 13, 2014. In partnership with the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors, SCHS created the historic marker which includes a brief history of the Shenandoah County Farm and Alms House.
Historic Courthouse Open to Visitors in Woodstock, Va.
The 1795 Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center is open every Thursday through Saturday.
The Shenandoah County Historical Society and the County Tourism office have joined forces to operate the new Visitor Center and Courthouse Museum located in the 1795 Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse.
June, 2015 marked the first anniversary of this partnership which has turned out to be a good working arrangement.
October 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Tour the Toms Brook Battlefield on a 151st Anniversary Tour
With National Park Service Ranger Eric Campbell. A car-caravan tour that will examine the clash between Union and Confederate cavalry forces, which resulted a lop-sided victory for Union troopers and became known as the "Woodstock Races." Meet at the Shenandoah County Park at 380 Park Lane, Maurertown, Va. Free.
October 15th at 6:30 p.m.: The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society Annual Banquet
Holiday Inn Harrisonburg, 1400 E. Market Street in Harrisonburg, Va. To conclude the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration, the featured speaker is Professor, Historian, and Author Jonathan Noyalas. The topic of his talk is "Ours is no longer a divided country" - The Path to Recovery, Healing, and Reconciliation in the Shenandoah. The Annual Banquet is a fundraising event and all are welcome. Reservations required by Oct. 10th . Call 540 879-2616 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: War Comes to the Valley program
A 45 minute program at Hupp's Hill Civil War Park, 33239 Old Valley Pike in Strasburg, Va., that will examine the many military campaigns and battles that occurred in the Valley and their effect upon the local communities. This presentation makes clear that it was more than just the soldiers on the battlefield who suffered. Presented by the National Park Service. Phone: 540-869-2064 Free.