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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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

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.

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Item# 4018

Price: $20
Members: $19

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Upcoming events...


Tuesday, May 21st fromn 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM: Historian Daniel Bly will speak at the SCHS Annual Dinner meeting in Edinburg, VA
The 2019 Dinner Meeting of the Shenandoah County Historical Society will take place at the VFW Post 2447 in Edinburg, VA on this date.  The social hour is at 6:00 PM and dinner will be served at 6:30 PM.  Following dinner, historian and author Daniel Bly will speak on "What We Can Learn from Local History.  Dinner is $23 and reservations are required.  A reservation form can be found on the SCHS web site:  WWW.schs1795.com   Form is located under INTEREST AREAS, then click on NEWSLETTERS.

Thursday, May 23rd from 7:00 to 8:00 PM: Lecture about Dunmore's War will take place in Winchester, VA
The French & Indian War Foundation and the Community History Project of Shenandoah University are presenting Dr. Glenn F. Williams, who will speak about his latest book, Dunmore's War: The Last Conflict of America's Colonial Era.   The award-winning historian will explore the causes and conduct of the last Indian War before the American War for Independence.  A book signing will follow the lecture, which will take place at Stimpson Auditorium, Halpin-Harrison Hall of Shenandoah University, 600 Millwood Avenue in Winchester, VA.  The event if free and the public is invited.

Saturday, June 8th from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM: The D-Day Invasion will be relived in Stephens City, VA
The 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion will be relived through a large FREE exhibit at 811 Fairfax Pike (Rt. 277) in Stephens City, VA.  You will see a large collection of WWII equipment and vehicles, reenactor displays, Korean and Vietnam War Displays.  There will be military museum displays and a reunion of WWII Veterans'. For more info: fravel@clemson.edu

Upcoming events...

Tuesday, May 21st fromn 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM: Historian Daniel Bly will speak at the SCHS Annual Dinner meeting in Edinburg, VA
The 2019 Dinner Meeting of the Shenandoah County Historical Society will take place at the VFW Post 2447 in Edinburg, VA on this date.  The social hour is at 6:00 PM and dinner will be served at 6:30 PM.  Following dinner, historian and author Daniel Bly will speak on "What We Can Learn from Local History.  Dinner is $23 and reservations are required.  A reservation form can be found on the SCHS web site:  WWW.schs1795.com   Form is located under INTEREST AREAS, then click on NEWSLETTERS.

Thursday, May 23rd from 7:00 to 8:00 PM: Lecture about Dunmore's War will take place in Winchester, VA
The French & Indian War Foundation and the Community History Project of Shenandoah University are presenting Dr. Glenn F. Williams, who will speak about his latest book, Dunmore's War: The Last Conflict of America's Colonial Era.   The award-winning historian will explore the causes and conduct of the last Indian War before the American War for Independence.  A book signing will follow the lecture, which will take place at Stimpson Auditorium, Halpin-Harrison Hall of Shenandoah University, 600 Millwood Avenue in Winchester, VA.  The event if free and the public is invited.

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  • The Rinkers of Virginia, Their Neighbors and Kin in the Shenandoah Valley   •   Daniel Warrick Burruss  •   The story of Jacob, Casper and Heinrich Rinker and their ancestors. Some photos. 1993. 210 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #4010  •   Price: $26   Members: $25
  • Memories for my Grandchild - A Keepsake to Remember   •   Suzanne Zenkel  •   A Journal for YOU to fill in the blanks with all of the information you would like for your Grandchild to know about you. It will take care of your grandchild, in later years, saying "I wish I had listened to my grand parent" or "Wish they were here for me to ask." 2010. 96 pages. Spiral Bound.  Hardcover  •   Item #4015  •   Price: $19   Members: $18
  • 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 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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    Memories for my Grandchild - A Keepsake to Remember   •   Suzanne Zenkel  •   A Journal for YOU to fill in the blanks with all of the information you would like for your Grandchild to know about you. It will take care of your grandchild, in later years, saying "I wish I had listened to my grand parent" or "Wish they were here for me to ask." 2010. 96 pages. Spiral Bound.  Hardcover  •   Item #4015  •   Price: $19   Members: $18
    A TO ZAX - A Comprehensive Dictionary for Genealogists and Historians   •   Barbara Jean Evans  •   Find thousands of unfamiliar terms,abbreviations, little-used or old-fashioned words one might encounter in the course of genealogical research. Also includes a list of Dutch given names. 1995. 300 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4012  •   Price: $16   Members: $15

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