Shenandoah County
Historical Society
Shenandoah County
Historical Society
 


Historic Courthouse Museum & Visitor Center is closed during January & February 2021

The Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center is closed during the months of January and February. The current plan is to reopen the first weekend of March, 2021. The Museum and Visitor Center is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The Museum may also be visited during this time by appointment via 540-459-1795 or e-mail: SCHS.VA@gmail.com.

There is no charge to visit the Museum and Visitor Center, though donations are accepted. The bookstore in the Visitor Center is fully stocked and we are also processing mail-in book orders. The US Forest Service currently has a special exhibit in the Visitor Center. In accordance with Covid-19 requirements, all visitors must wear a mask and observe social distance requirements currently in effect in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We hope you will plan a visit in the future.



Historic Courthouse Museum & Visitor Center is closed during January & February 2021

The Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center is closed during the months of January and February. The current plan is to reopen the first weekend of March, 2021. The Museum and Visitor Center is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

The Museum may also be visited during this time by appointment via 540-459-1795 or e-mail: SCHS.VA@gmail.com.

There is no charge to visit the Museum and Visitor Center, though donations are accepted. The bookstore in the Visitor Center is fully stocked and we are also processing mail-in book orders. The US Forest Service currently has a special exhibit in the Visitor Center. In accordance with Covid-19 requirements, all visitors must wear a mask and observe social distance requirements currently in effect in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We hope you will plan a visit in the future.


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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Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War

Mark Hughes

Thousands of books have been written about the Civil War, but few cover the story of the soldiers and sailors who wore the gray uniform. This book includes scores of photos coupled with clear and concise prose. Includes camp life, weapons, battles, prisons, forts and the war’s effect on civilians and women. 2019. 160 Pages.

Softcover
Item# 1033

Price: $17
Members: $16

Remembering the Civil War Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation

Caroline E. Janney

The author, who hails from Luray, Va., is a history professor at Purdue U. She examines how the war generation -- men and women, black and white, Unionists and Confederates -- crafted and protected their memories of the nation's greatest conflict. She explores the subtle, yet important differences between reunion and reconciliation. 2013. 451 pages.

Hardcover
Item# 1020

Price: $37
Members: $36

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  • 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
  • Shenandoah County Men in Gray (Volume 1 and 2, complete 2-volume set)   •   Thomas Spratt  •   This two-volume set reproduces the service record of the Confederate soldiers from Shenandoah County who served in all the theaters of combat. It also gives valuable information regarding the soldier’s family and where possible, personal facts including where buried. 1992. 902 total pages (total of both volumes).  Softcover  •   Item #1029  •   Price: $55   Members: $53
  • 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
  • The Burning   •   James Morris and Hank Zimmerman  •   The Burning of the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 was a well planned and brilliantly directed campaign by Gen. Philip Sheridan. Based on John Heatwole's work by the same name, the movie tells the stories of the soldiers, civilians, and families caught in the terrible firestorm. The Edinburg Heritage Foundation produced this documentary. 2008. 50 minutes  DVD  •   Item #1002  •   Price: $20   Members: $20
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    6th Virginia Infantry   •   Michael A. Cavanaugh  •   This is a numbered (891) edition of 1000. The story is about the men who served in this regiment, and also inclues an alphabetical listing of the 6th Virginia, including what happened to many of them after the war  Hardcover  •   Item #1001  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
    Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1864   •   Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey  •   Both are Henkel Granddaughters. This is the fourth book in the series "Life in the Shenandoah Valley." A journal, letters and news articles lead the reader through trying times when the Battle of New Market and Sheridan's Burning of the Valley bring the War in Virginia to the doorsteps of the Henkel, Coiner and Miller families. 2014. 340 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1019  •   Price: $20   Members: $19

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