Shenandoah County
Historical Society
Shenandoah County
Historical Society
 


Shenandoah County commemorates its 250th anniversary during 2022. A variety of history-themed events are planned throughout the year. Visit sc250.org for more information.

2022 Preservation Awards presented at annual SCHS dinner meeting

The John H. Adamson 2022 Excellence in Preservation Award presentations were held at the 2022 Shenandoah County Historical Society Annual Meeting and Dinner on May 17th at the historic Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2447 in Edinburg, Va.

Awards went to the Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club, Inc. for the “dedication of their members to the preservation of antique tractors, gasoline engines, farm implements and farm equipment.” The award was accepted by Steve Crites.

A second award to Todd Holtzman, which was accepted by Anita Richard and Ed Harper, was for “the restoration and re-purposing of Mount Jackson’s circa 1930s Pure Oil Service Station, now The Vase and Vine Florist and Gift Shop,” which is located in the town of Mt. Jackson, Va.

Local historian and Civil War history enthusiast Peter Dalton provided the program, Civil War Memory and the Women of the Shenandoah Valley. Mr. Dalton discussed the roles assumed by women during and after the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley.

SCHS president Barbara Adamson conducted a business meeting that included a report on SCHS accomplishments during the past two years, as well as the election of members who will be serving on the Board of Directors for the coming year.

Earlier this year, the SCHS had changed the annual preservation award name to honor the memory of John Adamson.


April-June 2022 Courthouse Exhibit features Morrison Photos

The second exhibit for 2022 at the Visitor Center at the Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Va. features a display of historic Hugh Morrison photos, specially selected from the Pictorial History of Shenandoah County collection.

The entire Morrison Collection can be found in the Shenandoah Room/Truban Archives at the County Library in Edinburg. This full collection is also expected to be accessible online in the future.

The Historic Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center is open every Friday and Saturday through December, from 11:00am to 4:00 pm. Other times are available by appointment. For more information , call 540-459-1795.




Shenandoah County commemorates its 250th anniversary during 2022. A variety of history-themed events are planned throughout the year. Visit sc250.org for more information.

2022 Preservation Awards presented at annual SCHS dinner meeting

The John H. Adamson 2022 Excellence in Preservation Award presentations were held at the 2022 Shenandoah County Historical Society Annual Meeting and Dinner on May 17th at the historic Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2447 in Edinburg, Va.

Awards went to the Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club, Inc. for the “dedication of their members to the preservation of antique tractors, gasoline engines, farm implements and farm equipment.” The award was accepted by Steve Crites.

A second award to Todd Holtzman, which was accepted by Anita Richard and Ed Harper, was for “the restoration and re-purposing of Mount Jackson’s circa 1930s Pure Oil Service Station, now The Vase and Vine Florist and Gift Shop,” which is located in the town of Mt. Jackson, Va.

Local historian and Civil War history enthusiast Peter Dalton provided the program, Civil War Memory and the Women of the Shenandoah Valley. Mr. Dalton discussed the roles assumed by women during and after the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley.

SCHS president Barbara Adamson conducted a business meeting that included a report on SCHS accomplishments during the past two years, as well as the election of members who will be serving on the Board of Directors for the coming year.

Earlier this year, the SCHS had changed the annual preservation award name to honor the memory of John Adamson.


April-June 2022 Courthouse Exhibit features Morrison Photos

The second exhibit for 2022 at the Visitor Center at the Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Va. features a display of historic Hugh Morrison photos, specially selected from the Pictorial History of Shenandoah County collection.

The entire Morrison Collection can be found in the Shenandoah Room/Truban Archives at the County Library in Edinburg. This full collection is also expected to be accessible online in the future.

The Historic Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center is open every Friday and Saturday through December, from 11:00am to 4:00 pm. Other times are available by appointment. For more information , call 540-459-1795.



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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Touring Virginia's & West Virginia's Civil War Sites

Clint Johnson

This new edition includes new sites, new photographs and updated directions to the significant civil war sites in both Virginia and West Virginia. The 18 tours visit cemeteries, battlefields, historic houses and buildings, monuments and statues, rivers and mountains, sharing the history behind each location. Some stops are surprising. 2011. 280 pages. 2nd edition.

Softcover
Item# 1011

Price: $21
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The Battle of Cedar Creek - Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

Jonathan A. Noyalas

Last Major battle in the Valley. Sheridan's defeat of Early finally secured the Valley for the Union

Hardcover
Item# 1016

Price: $21
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  • Rising Wind [A novel of the Civil War Battle of New Market]   •   Virginia Moore  •   The heroine of the novel is Mary Patch, a free-spirited teenager who is born in 1844 in New Market, Va. and dies on the battlefield of the fierce Civil War battle of New Market. Published:  1928. Reprinted:  2014. Size:  8.4 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches. 282 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1035  •   Price: $14   Members: $13
  • Touring Virginia's & West Virginia's Civil War Sites   •   Clint Johnson  •   This new edition includes new sites, new photographs and updated directions to the significant civil war sites in both Virginia and West Virginia. The 18 tours visit cemeteries, battlefields, historic houses and buildings, monuments and statues, rivers and mountains, sharing the history behind each location. Some stops are surprising. 2011. 280 pages. 2nd edition.  Softcover  •   Item #1011  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
  • Shenandoah County in the Civil War: Four Dark Years   •   Hal F. Sharpe  •   Four battles took place in and around Shenandoah County: New Market, Toms Brook, Fisher's Hill & Cedar Creek. Although these historic battles have been well documented, their effects on the lives of the people involved have been largely forgotten. In this book, Hal recounts how their spirits were tested. 2012. 156 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1009  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
  • 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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    Life in the Shenandoah Valley - 1863   •   Elsie Newcomber & Janet Ramsey  •   Both are Henkel Granddaughters. This book is the 3rd in the series "Life in the Shenandoah Valley." A journal, letters and news articles lead the reader through trying times in New Market and the Valley of Virginia - a time to be born, a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to harvest. See the Henkel, Coiner & Miller families at home as the men march through Chancellorsville & Gettysburg. 2013. 340 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #1015  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
    Mosby   •   Charles Thorne  •   This publication is a condensed narrative of the life and times of the Gray Ghost, Colonel John S. Mosby who fought in the American Civil War. Published:  2007. 29 Pages (8 1/2" x11")  Softcover  •   Item #1037  •   Price: $7.00   Members: $7.00

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