Shenandoah County
Historical Society
Shenandoah County
Historical Society
 


If you missed the the 2021 virtual Heritage Day event on April 17th, you can still view the presentations by visiting the Shenandoah County Historical Society on Facebook Heritage Day was sponsored by the SCHS and the Shenandoah County Library.

Historic Courthouse Museum & Visitor Center is now open through the end of 2021

The Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center is open every Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum may also be visited at other times by appointment via 540-459-1795 or e-mail: SCHS.VA@gmail.com.

The Museum and Visitor Center is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

There is no charge to visit the Museum and Visitor Center, though donations are accepted. The bookstore in the Visitor Center is fully stocked and we also accommodate mail-in book orders.

The US Forest Service currently has a special exhibit in the Visitor Center. In accordance with Covid-19 requirements, all visitors must wear a mask and observe social distance requirements currently in effect in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We hope you will plan a visit in the future.



If you missed the the 2021 virtual Heritage Day event on April 17th, you can still view the presentations by visiting the Shenandoah County Historical Society on Facebook Heritage Day was sponsored by the SCHS and the Shenandoah County Library.

Historic Courthouse Museum & Visitor Center is now open through the end of 2021

The Historic Shenandoah County Courthouse Museum and Visitor Center is open every Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum may also be visited at other times by appointment via 540-459-1795 or e-mail: SCHS.VA@gmail.com.

The Museum and Visitor Center is located at 103 N. Main Street in Woodstock VA.

There is no charge to visit the Museum and Visitor Center, though donations are accepted. The bookstore in the Visitor Center is fully stocked and we also accommodate mail-in book orders.

The US Forest Service currently has a special exhibit in the Visitor Center. In accordance with Covid-19 requirements, all visitors must wear a mask and observe social distance requirements currently in effect in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We hope you will plan a visit in the future.


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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A TO ZAX - A Comprehensive Dictionary for Genealogists and Historians

Barbara Jean Evans

Find thousands of unfamiliar terms,abbreviations, little-used or old-fashioned words one might encounter in the course of genealogical research. Also includes a list of Dutch given names. 1995. 300 pages.

Softcover
Item# 4012

Price: $16
Members: $15

The Saint-Adventurers of the Virginia Frontier: Southern Outposts of Ephrata

Klaus Wust

It is the story of three immigrant brothers, Samuel, Israel and Gabriel Eckerlin who went to the Virginia frontier from the monastic community of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, in the spirit of German mysticism. 2nd printing. (Long out-of-print.)

Softcover
Item# 4020

Price: $17
Members: $16

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  • From Strassburg to Strasburg - Memorial to Swiss-German Virginia Pioneers   •   Robert Lee Bowman  •   History of early settlements and focus on Swiss-German families in the context of other Early Virginia Historical Highlights. Pictures. 2011. 47 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #1014  •   Price: $13   Members: $13
  • Memories for my Grandchild - A Keepsake to Remember   •   Suzanne Zenkel  •   A Journal for YOU to fill in the blanks with all of the information you would like for your Grandchild to know about you. It will take care of your grandchild, in later years, saying "I wish I had listened to my grand parent" or "Wish they were here for me to ask." 2010. 96 pages. Spiral Bound.  Hardcover  •   Item #4015  •   Price: $19   Members: $18
  • The Saint-Adventurers of the Virginia Frontier: Southern Outposts of Ephrata   •   Klaus Wust  •   It is the story of three immigrant brothers, Samuel, Israel and Gabriel Eckerlin who went to the Virginia frontier from the monastic community of Ephrata, Pennsylvania, in the spirit of German mysticism. 2nd printing. (Long out-of-print.)  Softcover  •   Item #4020  •   Price: $17   Members: $16
  • Strasburg, Virginia and The Keister Family   •   E.E. Keister  •   A genealogy and history of the Keister family of Strasburg, Va. Lots of photos and introductory articles, The Pennsylvania Germans," by Milton Rubincam and "Colonial Strasburg," by Klaus Wust. Records start with Adam Keister, Jr. Includes historical material on Strasburg, Va. 1972. 434 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #4011  •   Price: $35   Members: $34
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    The New Hottel History - The George Line or Charles Line   •   B. Paul Huddle  •   A definite go-to source book for those doing genealogy research in Shenandoah County, Va. It begins with immigrant Johannes Hodel, who became John Hottel and follows the individual and detailed history of George, one of John's four children who came with him from Germany to America in 1732.  The Charles line is also available.  A product of the Hottel-Keller organization. 1998. 1164 pages.  Hardcover  •   Item #4016 - G or C  •   Price: $55   Members: $50
    The German Element of the Shenandoah Valley   •   John W. Wayland  •   A book about the early German settlersin this region of Virginia. Included is area geography, early towns, records of the Germans, religion, customs, education, as well as Revolutionary War German pensioners. 1907. 312 pages. 2007 reprint.  Hardcover  •   Item #4007  •   Price: $31   Members: $30

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