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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Strasburg, Virginia Our History in Post Cards

Gloria Stickley

A narrative history of Strasburg, Va. accompanied by an impressive collection ofpost cards - most in color - that start when post cards first became popular. Also maps. 2013. 92 pages. Color.

Hardcover
Item# 2026

Price: $31
Members: $30

Welcome to Fort Valley

Jeanette Connor Ritenour, James Harris Trott & Margaret Akers Trott

Over 500 pages & 200 photos and illustrations in this large-sized book tell of the many pioneer families who settled the valley within a Valley beginning from the mid 18th century. There were furnaces, resorts and many stories about this community and the proud caring people who lived there. 2010. 590 pages.

Hardcover
Item# 2020

Price: $75
Members: $70

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  • 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
  • The Word Gatherer   •   Carol Maureen DeHart  •   An oral history interview with historian John L. Heatwole, who often traveled the Valley doing research. In the process, he gathered hundreds of oral history and folklore stories and felt they needed to be preserved. This book was part of that process. 2007. 114 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2021  •   Price: $10   Members: $9
  • Tales from Shenandoah   •   Joseph Floyd Wine  •   A collection of tales both oral and in written form that have been passed down through the years, telling of interesting events and people. 1989. 85 pages  Hardcover  •   Item #2017  •   Price: $18   Members: $18
  • Twenty-five chapters on the Shenandoah Valley: To which is appended a concise history of the Civil War in the valley   •   John Wayland  •   The formation of counties, comprehensive variety of races and religions , historical literature and newspapers, the Revolutionary War period in the Valley, naming of streams, mountains, old wooden bridges, etc.  Hardcover  •   Item #2033  •   Price: $45   Members: $44
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    Our Mountains - The View from Shenandoah County Virginia   •   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: $5   Members: $4
    Twenty-five chapters on the Shenandoah Valley: To which is appended a concise history of the Civil War in the valley   •   John Wayland  •   The formation of counties, comprehensive variety of races and religions , historical literature and newspapers, the Revolutionary War period in the Valley, naming of streams, mountains, old wooden bridges, etc.  Hardcover  •   Item #2033  •   Price: $45   Members: $44

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