Shenandoah County
Historical Society
Shenandoah County
Historical Society
 

John Adamson Remembered

Dr. Kristen de Graauw is the Dendroarchaeologist who worked with Historic Barns Program Manager John Adamson for over nearly two years. John's sudden death on November 19th led to the cancellation of the Nov. 22nd "encore" presentation of the SCHS October 26th Zoom program, "Drilling In On Dendroarchaeology," which had not been recorded. Dr. de Graauw subsquently recorded a moving video tribute to John on November 22nd.


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.

Revolutionary War Exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum During October

Diorama prepared by Jim Stevenson

This diorama does not represent any specific battle but is intended to show a mixture of soldiers and the various uniforms they wore during the Revolutionary War. Soldiers from European nations generally wore distinct uniforms and could be identified by country of origin because of this. American soldiers wore a variety of civilian clothing and military uniforms that gradually evolved into more consistent dress as the war progressed. Represented in the diorama are the following:

 • Hessian soldiers in dark blue coats
 • British soldiers in red coats
 • British Highlanders in kilts and red coats
 • American militia in civilian coats of various colors
 • Continental (American) soldiers in brown coats
 • Continental (American) soldiers in blue coats
 • French soldiers in white coats
 • French soldiers of the Lauzon regiment in light blue coats
 • Indians wearing a wide variety including native garb and a mixture of civilian and military dress

For more information: 540-459-1795 or SCHS.VA@gmail.com

 




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.

Revolutionary War Exhibit at the Old Courthouse Museum During October

Diorama prepared by Jim Stevenson

This diorama does not represent any specific battle but is intended to show a mixture of soldiers and the various uniforms they wore during the Revolutionary War. Soldiers from European nations generally wore distinct uniforms and could be identified by country of origin because of this. American soldiers wore a variety of civilian clothing and military uniforms that gradually evolved into more consistent dress as the war progressed. Represented in the diorama are the following:

 • Hessian soldiers in dark blue coats
 • British soldiers in red coats
 • British Highlanders in kilts and red coats
 • American militia in civilian coats of various colors
 • Continental (American) soldiers in brown coats
 • Continental (American) soldiers in blue coats
 • French soldiers in white coats
 • French soldiers of the Lauzon regiment in light blue coats
 • Indians wearing a wide variety including native garb and a mixture of civilian and military dress

For more information: 540-459-1795 or SCHS.VA@gmail.com

 



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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Faith in the Valley Vol IV

Daniel Warrick Burress and Sandra Yelton

Zion Church (near Swover Creek)English Records, 1827-1890. 147 pages.

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Item# 5004

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Record of Hawksbill Church (1788 - 1850) Page County Va.

Klaus Wust

German entries from the German Union Church, Hawksbill Creek, near Luray, Va. Index of 850 names. 1979. 47 pages.

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Item# 5010

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  • Record of Hawksbill Church (1788 - 1850) Page County Va.   •   Klaus Wust  •   German entries from the German Union Church, Hawksbill Creek, near Luray, Va. Index of 850 names. 1979. 47 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5010  •   Price: $10   Members: $9
  • Smithfield Lutheran Register (1792-1826) - Middleway, Jefferson Co., W.Va.   •   Klaus Wust  •   Church history and baptismal records from1792 to 1826. Translated from the original German records begun by Minister John David Young. 1993. 60 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5013  •   Price: $10   Members: $9
  • Faith in the Valley Vol IV   •   Daniel Warrick Burress and Sandra Yelton  •   Zion Church (near Swover Creek)English Records, 1827-1890. 147 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5004  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
  • Faith in the Valley Vol. II   •   Daniel Warrick Burruss  •   Early Church Records. Powder Springs Union Church and St. James at Hudson Crossroads. 1995. 72 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5002  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
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    Davidsburg Church Baptisms   •   Klaus Wust & John Stewart  •   New Market, Va., 1785-1845. Largely German entries regarding births and baptisms. From the church book of Lutheran and German reformed church in New Market, Va. 1983. 44 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5000  •   Price: $11   Members: $10
    Faith in the Valley Vol. V   •   Daniel Warrick Burruss & Sandra Helsley Yelton  •   Early Church Records. United Brethren Churches of Old Edinburg Circuit (1796-1949), Edinburg, Otterbein, Conicville, Hawkinstown, Columbia Furnace, Mount Hermon. 1998. 137 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #5005  •   Price: $16   Members: $15

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