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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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

Shenandoah Iron: A History of Mining, Smelting and Transporting Iron in the Virginia Counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren

Norman H. Scott

Most people know of the rich Civil War history of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia but few know that the Valley was also rich in iron smelting history. The first furnace west of the Blue Ridge Mountains was built in this region. 352 pages.

Softcover
Item# 2039

Price: $20
Members: $19

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  • Shenandoah Iron: A History of Mining, Smelting and Transporting Iron in the Virginia Counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren   •   Norman H. Scott  •   Most people know of the rich Civil War history of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia but few know that the Valley was also rich in iron smelting history. The first furnace west of the Blue Ridge Mountains was built in this region. 352 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2039  •   Price: $20   Members: $19
  • The Fighting Parson of the American Revolution   •   Edward Hocker  •   A biography of General Peter Muhlenberg, Lutheran clergyman, military chieftain, and political leader. In a new foreword by John Huffman he reminds us that throughout Christian history, Godly men have seen the need to take up arms to defend their homes and families. Edward Hocker has done an honorable job of presenting an accurate picture of a genuine hero, while at the same time not creating an ideological myth of a hero with no flaws. Published:  1936. Reprinted:  2016. Size:  7 ¼ x 5 ¼. 191 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #2038  •   Price: $26   Members: $25
  • The Story of Strasburg   •   Virginia Hinkins Cadden  •   Originally published in the Bicentennial Edition of the Northern VA Daily newspaper in 1961. Reprinted in 2011 by Strasburg Heritage Association on the Occasion of the 250th Anniversary of the founding of Strasburg. Contains additional articles commemorating250 years. 2011. 65 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2016  •   Price: $8   Members: $8
  • Haunted Shenandoah Valley   •   Denver Michaels  •   Join author Denver Michaels as he delves into folklore, eyewitness accounts and urban legends to bring you stories of a statue that sheds real tears, mourning Virginians killed in battle, Civil War soldiers and caves near Strasburg, decades of abuse at a sanatorium in Staunton and more.  2019   160 pages  Softcover  •   Item #2041  •   Price: $$22.00   Members: $$21.00
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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
    Life Along Holman's Creek   •   Joseph Floyd Wine  •   The book tells about life in the Forestville area of Shenandoah County. 1985 reprint. 254 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #2012  •   Price: $27   Members: $26

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