Join us to welcome the 1843 Elizabeth Neff Quilt back to Virginia. Recently purchased by the Virginia Quilt Museum with the support of the Shenandoah County Historical Society and the New Market Historical Society, this historic quilt has journeyed home to the Shenandoah Valley from California.
Mount Jackson Museum Exhibit now at Visitor Center
An interesting collection of artifacts from the Mt. Jackson Museum have been placed on display at the Historic 1795 Court House Visitor Center. The exhibit will be in the Center through June. To see their complete offering, stop by the Museum at the Mt. Jackson Town Center on Main Street in Mt. Jackson. The Museum is open Thursdays & Fridays 1-4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During January and February, it is open on Saturdays from 1-4 PM. The museum at the Town Center has exhibits on 2 levels of the building that contain Civil War artifacts, Bird Haven items from the Basye area, paintings, face jugs, Buck Ryan memorabilia, furniture and clothing from the Rinker families and much more. A recent acquisition is the loan from the Tisinger Estate of a painted blanket chest dated 1789 with floral decorations and lettering of the German spelling of Tisinger-Deisinger. Triplett High School is also well represented in their displays. Volunteers are welcomed. Be sure to put a visit to the museum on your schedule.
May 26th at 7:30 PM: Civil War period music concert in New Market, Va.
Civil War Era Music and History of the Songs - by Shenandoah Valley Minstrels will be presented by the New Market Historical Society at the New Market Town Council Chambers at 9418 John Sevier Road. The Minstrels were formed in 2009 to provide music for the Civil War Ball in Luray Caverns. Since that day, the group has immersed itself in the music from the Civil War era, performing at events all over the area. They will entertain with their music and songs of the civil war with each song's "story" told and then performed. Free. The public is invited. For info: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 26th at 7:00 PM: Museum program in Woodstock, Va.
Quarterly Program sponsored by the Woodstock Museum at the Woodstock Town Council Chambers at 135 North Main Street in Call Barbara 540-459-3946 (11-5 daily) for information.
June 26th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Bike Virginia Day in Woodstock, Va.
The 1795 Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse will be open. Bikers will be using the Court Square as an official rest stop throughout the day. SCHS will have a tent serving water.