Earlier this year, SCHS completed a program to examine six historic barns using dendroarchaeology (tree-ring science). This science allows us to determine the year trees used in barn construction were cut down, or felled. Because barns were usually built within one year of the felling of the trees, an implied construction date can be determined. Join team members John Adamson, Kristen de Graauw and Barbara Adamson as they present information about six old Shenandoah County barns which were investigated by this project. How old are the oldest barns? Did they survive the Civil War? What do family history and public records tell us about these barns?
Those interested in this subject can attend the program which will be presented virtually, via Zoom technology on Tues., Oct. 26 at 7 pm. The event will last approximately one hour with time for all attendees to ask questions of the project team.
To register for this program, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Details will be sent via email about one week before the program.
This program has been made possible by a grant from the Virginia Humanities with additional support from The Shenandoah County Historical Society.
Hope you will join us... virtually!
The SCHS Board of Directors
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
For more information: 540-459-1795 or SCHS.VA@gmail.com
• 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.
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.