Shentel Exhibit Now on Display at Historic Courthouse

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

A new exhibit opened on March 1st in the Visitor Center at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia. The exhibit is by Shentel – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company – one of the oldest businesses in Shenandoah County. This small display is from the museum at the Shentel Center, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, Virginia, where they celebrate the early years as a telephone company.

In 1902, a group of farmers joined together to create Farmers Mutual Telephone System. There was telephone service in the towns at that time, but not in the rural areas. From those humble roots Shentel has emerged as a company that offers a broad range of diversified telecommunications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
 
The Company's services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and voice; fiber network and services; and local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive Personal Communications Service (PCS) Affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

A 1959 telephone directory, an actual dial telephone and other items are also on display. The exhibit will be on display through June of 2019.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


 

Shentel Exhibit Now on Display at Historic Courthouse

 

Hugh Morrison Exhibit

A new exhibit opened on March 1st in the Visitor Center at the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, Virginia. The exhibit is by Shentel – Shenandoah Telecommunications Company – one of the oldest businesses in Shenandoah County. This small display is from the museum at the Shentel Center, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, Virginia, where they celebrate the early years as a telephone company.

In 1902, a group of farmers joined together to create Farmers Mutual Telephone System. There was telephone service in the towns at that time, but not in the rural areas. From those humble roots Shentel has emerged as a company that offers a broad range of diversified telecommunications services through its high speed, state-of-the-art network to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
 
The Company's services include: wireless voice and data; cable video, internet and voice; fiber network and services; and local and long distance telephone. Shentel is the exclusive Personal Communications Service (PCS) Affiliate of Sprint in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

A 1959 telephone directory, an actual dial telephone and other items are also on display. The exhibit will be on display through June of 2019.

Hugh Morrison Exhibit


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•   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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Changes Pave The Way - Education In Shenandoah County 1977-2000

Retired Teachers Association

A sequel to Echoes of Shenandoah. Filled with history and facts, this book also includes recollections of many of those who contributed to the writing of this book. 2002. 207 pages.

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Item# 4004

Price: $15
Members: $15

Shenandoah County Geography Supplement

Moore/Miller/Shoemaker

This Supplement was originally published in 1926 by the County School Board. It was revised, edited and republished by the Board in 1931. It was used as a teaching tool in the school classrooms. 2007 reprint. 39 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.

Softcover
Item# 4003

Price: $10
Members: $10

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Upcoming events...


Saturday, August 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: A Civill War Conference with Authors takes place in Winchester VA
"The Forgotten Valley": A Civil War Conference is a one-day event sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation focusing on the lesser known Civil War stories in the Shenandoah Valley. Featured participants are eminent historians Eric Buckland, Gary Ecelbarger, Dennis Frye, Catherine Magi, Jonathan Noyalas, Scott Patchan, Keven Walker and Eric Wittenber.  The event is at the George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St. in Winchester.  $30 per person. Advance registration is required. Call 540-740-4545 or info@svbf.net.

Saturday, August 3rd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Historic Soul Food will be honored in Middletown VA
Shenandoah Valley Soul Food and Chefs will be honored at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, VA    Hear talks and activities honoring African American chefs in the Valley with the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and other special guests.  A new book, Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enclsved Soul  by Dr. .Brian Johnson, inspired by the life of Judah, an enslaved cook at Belle Grove from 1817-1836, will be introduced.  Call 540-869-2028 for info.

Upcoming events...

Saturday, August 3rd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM: A Civill War Conference with Authors takes place in Winchester VA
"The Forgotten Valley": A Civil War Conference is a one-day event sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation focusing on the lesser known Civil War stories in the Shenandoah Valley. Featured participants are eminent historians Eric Buckland, Gary Ecelbarger, Dennis Frye, Catherine Magi, Jonathan Noyalas, Scott Patchan, Keven Walker and Eric Wittenber.  The event is at the George Washington Hotel, 103 E. Piccadilly St. in Winchester.  $30 per person. Advance registration is required. Call 540-740-4545 or info@svbf.net.

Saturday, August 3rd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Historic Soul Food will be honored in Middletown VA
Shenandoah Valley Soul Food and Chefs will be honored at Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, VA    Hear talks and activities honoring African American chefs in the Valley with the Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and other special guests.  A new book, Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enclsved Soul  by Dr. .Brian Johnson, inspired by the life of Judah, an enslaved cook at Belle Grove from 1817-1836, will be introduced.  Call 540-869-2028 for info.

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  • Reflections: Early Schools of Shenandoah County   •   SCHS  •   Histories of the early schools throughout Shenandoah County, with photos and many handwritten entries. Originally published by SCHS in 1995. 1996. 390 pages. 8 1/2 x 11. 2nd edition.  Hardcover  •   Item #4000  •   Price: $25   Members: $24
  • Changes Pave The Way - Education In Shenandoah County 1977-2000   •   Retired Teachers Association  •   A sequel to Echoes of Shenandoah. Filled with history and facts, this book also includes recollections of many of those who contributed to the writing of this book. 2002. 207 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4004  •   Price: $15   Members: $15
  • Shenandoah County Geography Supplement   •   Moore/Miller/Shoemaker  •   This Supplement was originally published in 1926 by the County School Board. It was revised, edited and republished by the Board in 1931. It was used as a teaching tool in the school classrooms. 2007 reprint. 39 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.  Softcover  •   Item #4003  •   Price: $10   Members: $10
  • Schools in New Market - Shenandoah County, Virginia   •   Nancy Branner Stewart  •   Volume I (1766-1870). A history of the school in New Market during the dates indicated. Many photos. 1992. 172 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4001  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
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    Schools in New Market - Shenandoah County, Virginia   •   Nancy Branner Stewart  •   Volume I (1766-1870). A history of the school in New Market during the dates indicated. Many photos. 1992. 172 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4001  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
    Reflections: Early Schools of Shenandoah County   •   SCHS  •   Histories of the early schools throughout Shenandoah County, with photos and many handwritten entries. Originally published by SCHS in 1995. 1996. 390 pages. 8 1/2 x 11. 2nd edition.  Hardcover  •   Item #4000  •   Price: $25   Members: $24

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