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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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

Pioneer Pastor

David and Richard Rinker

This book follows the life of an unusual man, Michael Rinker.  His life began in the Shenandoah Valley and ended in Los Angeles, CA. The authors became interested in Michael's story when they came across a letter he had written to his parents during the Civil War.  Author, David, is part of the Shenandoah Valley Rinker family lineage

Softcover
Item# 4021

Price: $15.00
Members: $14.00

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  • 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
  • Under Every Tree - A Guide to Finding Your Roots in Virginia   •   Phyllis Brock Silber  •    A source book for finding primary genealogy resources in Virginia: a courthouse, library or historical society. Where to visit in every county in the state and how to get there. 2016. 220 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4019  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
  • The Virginia Germans   •   Klaus Wust  •   The first comprehensive study of German settlement and integration in Virginia from 1608 until World War I.  Discusses every aspect of German life in Virginia and of their contributions to the making of our nation. Has been unavailable for many years.  1969.  Reprinted  1989. 322 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4013  •   Price: $33   Members: $32
  • Shenandoah County Birth Records of Free Born Children (1853 - 1871)   •   Elisabeth Risdon  •   Alphabetical listing of recorded births during the time period listed. 1995. 89 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #4005  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
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    Pioneer Pastor   •   David and Richard Rinker  •   This book follows the life of an unusual man, Michael Rinker.  His life began in the Shenandoah Valley and ended in Los Angeles, CA. The authors became interested in Michael's story when they came across a letter he had written to his parents during the Civil War.  Author, David, is part of the Shenandoah Valley Rinker family lineage  Softcover  •   Item #4021  •   Price: $15.00   Members: $14.00
    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

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