Shenandoah County
Historical Society
Shenandoah County
Historical Society
 

2024 Presentation Award Recipients Announced



The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented three John H. Adamson Excellence in Historical Preservation Awards for 2024 at their May 21 Annual Dinner Meeting in Edinburg, Va.  

The award recipients for 2024 are:

BCD Enterprises, LLC and Huber Architects, PC for the rehabilitation of the historic Calvert House in New Market, VA (built in 1770) for adaptive reuse as office space, including use of as much of the original building materials as possible.

Cheryl Lyon, Hope Brim, and Neil Thorne for their research, securing a state historical marker, and the book Creative Women of Fisher’s Hill which rediscovered the history of three unique women who lived in Shenandoah County during the 19th/early 20th century:  Bertha Von Hillen, Marla J. C. a’Becket and Emma Howard Wight.

Seven Bends State Park with Tom Stevens, Park Manager, for the preservation of 1066 acres of land along the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, and for preserving the history of the river, farmland, the historic Woodstock Reservoir, Camp Lupton and the Dellinger Family Cemetery.

Each year, the Society asks the community for nominations of recent, significant works of historic preservation in Shenandoah County in the recent past.  General preservation categories include History, Architecture, Material Culture (such as textiles, documents, folk art, photographs, tools, and more) and Scenic Beauty. The awards are intended to build greater awareness of the value of historic preservation and to encourage others to follow the examples of those being recognized.  Up to three awards are presented each year.  (Photo by Andrew Thayer)





Historical Barns Project: John Adamson




2024 Presentation Award Recipients Announced



The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented three John H. Adamson Excellence in Historical Preservation Awards for 2024 at their May 21 Annual Dinner Meeting in Edinburg, Va.  

The award recipients for 2024 are:

BCD Enterprises, LLC and Huber Architects, PC for the rehabilitation of the historic Calvert House in New Market, VA (built in 1770) for adaptive reuse as office space, including use of as much of the original building materials as possible.

Cheryl Lyon, Hope Brim, and Neil Thorne for their research, securing a state historical marker, and the book Creative Women of Fisher’s Hill which rediscovered the history of three unique women who lived in Shenandoah County during the 19th/early 20th century:  Bertha Von Hillen, Marla J. C. a’Becket and Emma Howard Wight.

Seven Bends State Park with Tom Stevens, Park Manager, for the preservation of 1066 acres of land along the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, and for preserving the history of the river, farmland, the historic Woodstock Reservoir, Camp Lupton and the Dellinger Family Cemetery.

Each year, the Society asks the community for nominations of recent, significant works of historic preservation in Shenandoah County in the recent past.  General preservation categories include History, Architecture, Material Culture (such as textiles, documents, folk art, photographs, tools, and more) and Scenic Beauty. The awards are intended to build greater awareness of the value of historic preservation and to encourage others to follow the examples of those being recognized.  Up to three awards are presented each year.  (Photo by Andrew Thayer)





Historical Barns Project: John Adamson




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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Morrison Exhibition Magnets

Refrigerator Magnet with photo from the 2011 Morrison exhibit at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Two different photos. 2x3 inches.


Item# 105

Price: $4
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Shenandoah County Commemorative Plate

Shenandoah County Bi-Centennial Commemorative Plate 1772-1972. Porcelain. Round, 9-inch diameter.


Item# 111

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Colonial Kids Day on July 13th at the Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood, Va.
Eighth Annual Colonial Kids Day at the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood, Va., July 13th, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Interactive activities include blacksmithing, craft-making, colonial games, a scavenger hunt, the history of the Mill, living history interpretations, and grinding in action. $5 per person.  More information.  


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Colonial Kids Day on July 13th at the Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood, Va.
Eighth Annual Colonial Kids Day at the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood, Va., July 13th, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Interactive activities include blacksmithing, craft-making, colonial games, a scavenger hunt, the history of the Mill, living history interpretations, and grinding in action. $5 per person.  More information.  



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  • Marriage Certificate   •   Copy of a Marriage Certificate from an 1875 family Bible. (May be completed by purchaser). 8 1/2 x 11.    •   Item #104  •   Price: $4   Members: $4
  • Morrison Exhibition Magnets   •   Refrigerator Magnet with photo from the 2011 Morrison exhibit at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Two different photos. 2x3 inches.    •   Item #105  •   Price: $4   Members: $4
  • 2022 Calendar: The Barns of Shenandoah County   •   Each month features a different barn in the county. 8½” x 11”.    •   Item #114  •   Price: $10 plus $2 shipping   Members: $10 plus $2 shipping
  • Christmas Tree Ornament - Alms House   •   A goldtone Christmas Tree Ornament depicting the Shenandoah County Alms House that burned in 2014.        •   Item #106  •   Price: $15.00   Members: $14.00
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    2022 Calendar: The Barns of Shenandoah County   •   Each month features a different barn in the county. 8½” x 11”.    •   Item #114  •   Price: $10 plus $2 shipping   Members: $10 plus $2 shipping
    Marriage Certificate   •   Copy of a Marriage Certificate from an 1875 family Bible. (May be completed by purchaser). 8 1/2 x 11.    •   Item #104  •   Price: $4   Members: $4

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