Shenandoah County
Historical Society
Shenandoah County
Historical Society
 

2024 Presentation Award Recipients Announced



The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented three John H. Adamson Excellence in Historical Preservation Awards for 2024 at their May 21 Annual Dinner Meeting in Edinburg, Va.  

The award recipients for 2024 are:

BCD Enterprises, LLC and Huber Architects, PC for the rehabilitation of the historic Calvert House in New Market, VA (built in 1770) for adaptive reuse as office space, including use of as much of the original building materials as possible.

Cheryl Lyon, Hope Brim, and Neil Thorne for their research, securing a state historical marker, and the book Creative Women of Fisher’s Hill which rediscovered the history of three unique women who lived in Shenandoah County during the 19th/early 20th century:  Bertha Von Hillen, Marla J. C. a’Becket and Emma Howard Wight.

Seven Bends State Park with Tom Stevens, Park Manager, for the preservation of 1066 acres of land along the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, and for preserving the history of the river, farmland, the historic Woodstock Reservoir, Camp Lupton and the Dellinger Family Cemetery.

Each year, the Society asks the community for nominations of recent, significant works of historic preservation in Shenandoah County in the recent past.  General preservation categories include History, Architecture, Material Culture (such as textiles, documents, folk art, photographs, tools, and more) and Scenic Beauty. The awards are intended to build greater awareness of the value of historic preservation and to encourage others to follow the examples of those being recognized.  Up to three awards are presented each year.  (Photo by Andrew Thayer)





Historical Barns Project: John Adamson




2024 Presentation Award Recipients Announced



The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented three John H. Adamson Excellence in Historical Preservation Awards for 2024 at their May 21 Annual Dinner Meeting in Edinburg, Va.  

The award recipients for 2024 are:

BCD Enterprises, LLC and Huber Architects, PC for the rehabilitation of the historic Calvert House in New Market, VA (built in 1770) for adaptive reuse as office space, including use of as much of the original building materials as possible.

Cheryl Lyon, Hope Brim, and Neil Thorne for their research, securing a state historical marker, and the book Creative Women of Fisher’s Hill which rediscovered the history of three unique women who lived in Shenandoah County during the 19th/early 20th century:  Bertha Von Hillen, Marla J. C. a’Becket and Emma Howard Wight.

Seven Bends State Park with Tom Stevens, Park Manager, for the preservation of 1066 acres of land along the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, and for preserving the history of the river, farmland, the historic Woodstock Reservoir, Camp Lupton and the Dellinger Family Cemetery.

Each year, the Society asks the community for nominations of recent, significant works of historic preservation in Shenandoah County in the recent past.  General preservation categories include History, Architecture, Material Culture (such as textiles, documents, folk art, photographs, tools, and more) and Scenic Beauty. The awards are intended to build greater awareness of the value of historic preservation and to encourage others to follow the examples of those being recognized.  Up to three awards are presented each year.  (Photo by Andrew Thayer)





Historical Barns Project: John Adamson




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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Shenandoah County and Its Court House

Fred Painter

This History of the Shenandoah County Court House tells about the building of the structure, its many additions and chronicles happenings through the years. It is the oldest operating Court House west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 1979. 162 pages.

Softcover
Item# 2014

Price: $8
Members: $7

Shenandoah Voices

John Heatwole

Stories about life in the Shenandoah Valley, collected and recorded over a lifetime, that open a window to long  ago when the pace of life was governed by the seasons and settlers relied on the traditions of their ancestors. OUT OF PRINT

Hardcover
Item# 2036

Price: $79 (out of print)
Members: $79 (out of print)

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Upcoming events...


Fiber Day at the Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum on June 1
11523 Back Road, Toms Brook, Va.  Fiber Day will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Open to the public.  Learn about historic spinning, weaving, and knitting. Bring along a bag lunch and explore the historic Hottel-Keller farm and museum.  The bake oven will also be in operation and bead will be ready at midday. 

Colonial Kids Day on July 13th at the Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood, Va.
Eighth Annual Colonial Kids Day at the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood, Va., July 13th, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Interactive activities include blacksmithing, craft-making, colonial games, a scavenger hunt, the history of the Mill, living history interpretations, and grinding in action. $5 per person.  More information.  


Upcoming events...

Fiber Day at the Shenandoah Germanic Heritage Museum on June 1
11523 Back Road, Toms Brook, Va.  Fiber Day will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Open to the public.  Learn about historic spinning, weaving, and knitting. Bring along a bag lunch and explore the historic Hottel-Keller farm and museum.  The bake oven will also be in operation and bead will be ready at midday. 

Colonial Kids Day on July 13th at the Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood, Va.
Eighth Annual Colonial Kids Day at the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood, Va., July 13th, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Interactive activities include blacksmithing, craft-making, colonial games, a scavenger hunt, the history of the Mill, living history interpretations, and grinding in action. $5 per person.  More information.  


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  • We Can Take It - A Short Story of the CCC   •   Ray Hoyt  •   History on the establishment of the CCC program. Addresses the social aspects of camp life, work projects educational opportunities, recreation and preparation for then to go out into the world.  Softcover  •   Item #2035  •   Price: $9   Members: $8
  • The French & Indian War in Shenandoah County - Life On the Inner Frontier, 1752-1766   •   R. Patrick Murphy  •   The Story of the French and Indian War, Shenandoah County's "forgotten war," as it exists in memory and artifact. Color illustrations and fold out map of F&I War sites in the County. 2013. 142 pages. Foldout map.  Softcover  •   Item #2025  •   Price: $31   Members: $30
  • History of Edinburg Va.   •   Mary Ann Williamson & Jean Allen Davis  •   This soup-to-nuts chronicle of everything you'd like to know about Edinburg, VA,was written by two school teachers who grew up in the town. It is filled with pictures, and stories about people, places and events. Originally published in 1994, it was updated in 1995. 1995. 676 pages  Hardcover  •   Item #2008  •   Price: $45   Members: $45
  • Union Forge   •   Mary Ann Williamson  •   Records of the forge, store, and churches, plus genealogical records. 1997. 317 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #2019  •   Price: $27   Members: $26
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    SCHS Glass Plate Processing Project   •   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
    The Neff Gang Story   •   Philip Crown  •   A recounting of the shenanigans of a group of young men in the early 1900’s who kept the newspapers in Shenandoah County busy with the telling of their rambunctious activities that somewhat terrorized parts of the County and in Ohio. They lived in the Walker Chapel area behind Red Banks and were members of a large family. Includes genealogical information and many newspaper accounts. 2016. 215 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4001  •   Price: $20   Members: $19

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