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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Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1862

Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey

Both are Henkel Granddaughters. A sequel to the 1861 book, this journal contains letters and news articles vividly portraying a view of Valley life in the second year of the Civil War. Learn how families became involved in the war when life was interrupted by the invasion of Yankees and by Jackson's Campaign. Minute details of everyday life are covered. 2012. 344 pages.

Softcover
Item# 1005

Price: $20
Members: $19

Rough Winds: The Battle of New Market

Nancy B. Stewart

A story about the Battle of New Market on May 15th, 1864. 1994. 21 pages.

Softcover
Item# 1008

Price: $6
Members: $5

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March 4th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM: Shenandoah Valley Heritage Day at the MSV in Winchester, VA
The annual Heritage Day at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Va.,  focuses on the heritage, genealogy and culture of the Shenandoah Valley.  Local historical associations are represented and two lectures are scheduled that will focus on "Family Secrets."   Free.  For info:  540-662-1473, ext. 226.

Upcoming events...

March 4th from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM: Shenandoah Valley Heritage Day at the MSV in Winchester, VA
The annual Heritage Day at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Va.,  focuses on the heritage, genealogy and culture of the Shenandoah Valley.  Local historical associations are represented and two lectures are scheduled that will focus on "Family Secrets."   Free.  For info:  540-662-1473, ext. 226.


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    SCHS Glass Plate Processing Project   •   Array   •   Produced by filmmaker and SCHS Board Member, Philip Crown, documents the process by which 27,000+ glass negatives have been cataloged, reproduced, stored and made available to the community. 30 Minutes.  DVD  •   Item #2023  •   Price: $10   Members: $9
  • Our Mountains - The View from Shenandoah County Virginia   •   Array   •   A brochure, reproduced by The Mountain Courier monthly newspaper, based on their May 2012 feature about Living in the Great Valley of the Appalachians. The full color brochure shows the mountains on both sides of Shenandoah County. Every peak and gap and all of the main roads are shown. May, 2012. Eight 6 1/4  x 11 panels on card stock. If only item ordered, include $1.50 for shipping.  Brochure  •   Item #2022  •   Price: $2   Members: $2
  • Life Along Holman's Creek   •   Joseph Floyd Wine   •   The original printing of this book had a drawing on the front cover. This reprinted version has a plain cover. The book tells about life in the Forestville area of Shenandoah County. 1985 reprint. 254 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #Array  •   Price: $38   Members: $37
  • Shenandoah County Trivia (And a little bit more!)   •   Irvin D. Magin   •   1000+ bits and pieces of facts and figures about this Virginia county, its people, its history, and what makes things go. 2002. 138 pages. 4 1/8x 7 3/8.  Softcover  •   Item #2029  •   Price: $8   Members: $9

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With The Old Confeds   •   Samuel D. Buck   •   A collection of actual experiences of a Captain in the Line as told by Capt. Samuel D. Buck (Co. H - 13th VA Inf., later known as the Winchester Boomerangs). This first-person account, by one who survived 35 engagements, was a personal account written for his son and published posthumously in 1925. 2007. 141 pages. 3rd edition.  Softcover  •   Item #1013  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
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

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