Shenandoah County
Historical Society
Shenandoah County
Historical Society
 

Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse and Visitor Center is closed until the Covid-19 Pandemic has ended.Book orders will continue to be filled during this period. SCHS voice mail will be checked regularly. Notices will be sent out if Annual Meeting is cancelled.

The Shenandoah County Library’s Truban Archives and Shenandoah Room and its competent and energetic archivist, Zach Hottel, provide an important resource in Shenandoah County. SCHS is always pleased to promote Zach’s initiatives in the community and are happy to encourage response to his effort to have a citizens journal about their experience with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Zach has passed along this link for your use.

SCHS works closely with Zach on many fronts; as a member of the Shenandoah County History Council, with a standing position on the Truban Archives & Shenandoah Room Advisory Committee and co-hosting our annual Shenandoah County Heritage Day with the library. We also enjoy  mutual cooperation with family history research requests, have made many donations of books and other materials to the Archives when appropriate, and participate jointly with other projects.  Zach has a regular column in the SCHS newsletter and helps to keep our Facebook page fresh and informative.


Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse and Visitor Center is closed until the Covid-19 Pandemic has ended.Book orders will continue to be filled during this period. SCHS voice mail will be checked regularly. Notices will be sent out if Annual Meeting is cancelled.

The Shenandoah County Library’s Truban Archives and Shenandoah Room and its competent and energetic archivist, Zach Hottel, provide an important resource in Shenandoah County. SCHS is always pleased to promote Zach’s initiatives in the community and are happy to encourage response to his effort to have a citizens journal about their experience with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Zach has passed along this link for your use.

SCHS works closely with Zach on many fronts; as a member of the Shenandoah County History Council, with a standing position on the Truban Archives & Shenandoah Room Advisory Committee and co-hosting our annual Shenandoah County Heritage Day with the library. We also enjoy  mutual cooperation with family history research requests, have made many donations of books and other materials to the Archives when appropriate, and participate jointly with other projects.  Zach has a regular column in the SCHS newsletter and helps to keep our Facebook page fresh and informative.


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.



Organizational Tax Status

The Shenandoah County Historical Society was founded in 1985 and is established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is completely volunteer driven. The Society is sustained by memberships, donations, grants and profits from book sales. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Virginia Fraktur: Penmanship as Folk Art

Klaus Wust

This book was originally published in the 1970s. The author was one of the major contributors to a better understanding of the cultural heritage and history of the German immigrants who settled in the Shenandoah Valley. Archivist Jean Martin has added updated notes on the Stoney Creek artist in this new edition. 2011. 35 pages.

Softcover
Item# 3006

Price: $20
Members: $19

A Guidebook to Virginia's Historical Markers

Scott David Arnold

Compiled. Guidebook includes text, photos, and updates of more than 1850 official state historical markers placed along Virginia's roadways since 1927. This is the last one published. Book is divided into six geographical-cultural regions and contains maps and three individual indexes to help. 2009. 384 pages. Third Edition.

Softcover
Item# 3007

Price: $23
Members: $22

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  • Historic Homes of West Virginia Northern Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia   •   John W. Wayland  •   One of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken in the Virginia historical field. Wayland has followed his well-known method of careful planning, extensive research and artistic presentation. A beautifully-illustrated book on the historic homes as they were in the 1930s. Black & white images. 1937. Reprinted 2008. 629 pages. 10 5/8 x 7 5/8.  Softcover  •   Item #3012  •   Price: $70   Members: $65
  • Arrival of THE FIRST AFRiCANS in Virginia   •   Ric Murphy  •   In 16619, a group of thirty-two African men, women and children arrived on the shores of Virginia, after having been kidnapped in the royal city of Kabasa, Angola and forced aboard the Portuguese slave ship San Juan Bautista.  The ship was attacked by privateers and taken to the English New World colony.   Softcover  •   Item #3014  •   Price: $23.00   Members: $22.00
  • The Fairfax Line: A Historic Landmark   •   McClinton, Coleman & Francis F. Wayland  •   Includes Thomas Lewis's Journal of 1746, edited by John W. Wayland. 1996. 97 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #3001  •   Price: $14   Members: $13
  • First People - The Early Indians of Virginia   •   Keith Egloff & Deborah Woodward  •   Full of stories that represent the full diversity of Virginia's Indians, past and present, this popular book remains the essential introduction to the history of Virginia Indians from the earlier times to the present day. 2006. 68 pages. 2nd edition.  Softcover  •   Item #3008  •   Price: $14   Members: $13
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    Arrival of THE FIRST AFRiCANS in Virginia   •   Ric Murphy  •   In 16619, a group of thirty-two African men, women and children arrived on the shores of Virginia, after having been kidnapped in the royal city of Kabasa, Angola and forced aboard the Portuguese slave ship San Juan Bautista.  The ship was attacked by privateers and taken to the English New World colony.   Softcover  •   Item #3014  •   Price: $23.00   Members: $22.00
    The Great Valley Road of Virginia   •   Edited by Warren R. Hofstra & Karl Raitz  •   This book features original, previously unpublished chapters by leading scholars who delve into four significant periods of the road's development - from prehistory to colonial to American Revolution to present day. Known as the Valley Pike, or U.S. 11, it was part of the longest road in early American history from PA to GA. 2010. 309 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #3002  •   Price: $29   Members: $28

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