Hugh Morrison, Jr. Photo Exhibit Now on Display at Historic County Courthouse

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

Hugh Morrison Jr. photographed the people and places of Shenandoah County, Virginia, during the first half of the 1900s. The era counted two World Wars and the Great Depression among its defining moments. When Morrison’s career began in 1898, few people had electricity, cars, or telephones. When it ended in 1950, few people lacked them. Hugh Morrison photographed through it all and compiled an immense body of work. Since 2001, SCHS volunteers have processed over 31,000 glass plates and film negatives spanning Morrison’s long career during the first half of the 20th Century. Copies of each photo are in the Shenandoah County Library and available for visitors to examine and hopefully identify the photos. Over 5,000 have been identified so far. This new exhibit at the Visitor Center at the Historic County Courthouse, at 103 N. Main St. in Woodstock, will be on display through February, 2019. It will include an overview of the collection and its vast array of subject matter. The Center is open year-round, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


 

Hugh Morrison, Jr. Photo Exhibit Now on Display at Historic County Courthouse

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

Hugh Morrison Jr. photographed the people and places of Shenandoah County, Virginia, during the first half of the 1900s. The era counted two World Wars and the Great Depression among its defining moments. When Morrison’s career began in 1898, few people had electricity, cars, or telephones. When it ended in 1950, few people lacked them. Hugh Morrison photographed through it all and compiled an immense body of work. Since 2001, SCHS volunteers have processed over 31,000 glass plates and film negatives spanning Morrison’s long career during the first half of the 20th Century. Copies of each photo are in the Shenandoah County Library and available for visitors to examine and hopefully identify the photos. Over 5,000 have been identified so far. This new exhibit at the Visitor Center at the Historic County Courthouse, at 103 N. Main St. in Woodstock, will be on display through February, 2019. It will include an overview of the collection and its vast array of subject matter. The Center is open year-round, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


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.



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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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Christian Bowman & The Sabbatarians - Strasburg/Sandy Hook Virginia Heritage

Robert Lee Bowman

History of the "Forbidden Shenandoah Valley," Indian conflicts, Sabbatarian Settlement, and Local Swiss-German families in the context of other early Virginia Historical Highlights. 2011. 50 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.

Softcover
Item# 4013

Price: $13
Members: $13

The New Hottel History - The George 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. A product of the Hottel-Keller organization. 1998. 1164 pages.

Hardcover
Item# 4016

Price: $70
Members: $65

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Upcoming events...


Sunday, December 16th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Shenandoah County Barns will be discussed in Strasburg, VA
The Barns of Shenandoah County will be the subject of a program presented by local historian John Adamson at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Room on Washington Street in Strasburg, VA.  The event is sponsored by the Strasburg Heritage Association and is free and the public is invited.  Light refreshments will be available.  For info:  www.strasburgheritge.org

Upcoming events...

Sunday, December 16th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Shenandoah County Barns will be discussed in Strasburg, VA
The Barns of Shenandoah County will be the subject of a program presented by local historian John Adamson at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Room on Washington Street in Strasburg, VA.  The event is sponsored by the Strasburg Heritage Association and is free and the public is invited.  Light refreshments will be available.  For info:  www.strasburgheritge.org


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  • Christian Bowman & The Sabbatarians - Strasburg/Sandy Hook Virginia Heritage   •   Robert Lee Bowman  •   History of the "Forbidden Shenandoah Valley," Indian conflicts, Sabbatarian Settlement, and Local Swiss-German families in the context of other early Virginia Historical Highlights. 2011. 50 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #4013  •   Price: $13   Members: $13
  • 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
  • In Search of Your German Roots   •   Angus Baxter  •   This book is designed to help you trace your German ancestry, not only in Germany, but in al the German-speaking areas of Europe, from the Baltic to the Crimea, from the Czech Republic to Belgium. This 5th edition highlights all of the recent developments – new facilities, new websites, and newly-available records. The most comprehensive guide to German roots available. 2015. 140 pages. 5th Edition.  Softcover  •   Item #4017  •   Price: $22   Members: $21
  • 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
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    In Search of Your German Roots   •   Angus Baxter  •   This book is designed to help you trace your German ancestry, not only in Germany, but in al the German-speaking areas of Europe, from the Baltic to the Crimea, from the Czech Republic to Belgium. This 5th edition highlights all of the recent developments – new facilities, new websites, and newly-available records. The most comprehensive guide to German roots available. 2015. 140 pages. 5th Edition.  Softcover  •   Item #4017  •   Price: $22   Members: $21
    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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