History

Civil War weekend kicks off today

August 19th, 2016

This weekend will feature living history programs, tours, talks, youth programs, special exhibits and National Park Service programs

Cedar Creek, Belle Grove to offer variety of August programs

August 11th, 2016

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park have announced a series of events and programs honoring the history of the Shenandoah Valley. Included in the series will be the History at Sunset programs in addition to the park’s new Battlefield Series, according to a news release from the National Park Service.

Neff homecoming to feature family quilts

This Funkhouser Zirkle quilt will be one of many Shenandoah family quilts on display during the Elizabeth Neff quilt homecoming event in Woodstock on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Barbara Adamson

June 16th, 2016

Shenandoah County families will celebrate historical heirlooms and share their stories when the Elizabeth Neff quilt makes its homecoming on Saturday.

Cedar Creek to host Revolutionary War event

June 2nd, 2016

Main Street in Middletown will be lined with British Union Jack and American Betsy Ross flags in recognition of a different kind of reenactment at the Cedar Creek Battlefield this weekend.

Major land sale adds to battlefield

April 20th, 2016

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has won a major victory over the forces of historical amnesia with the purchase of 34 acres constituting a key part of the Third Winchester Battlefield.

Area battlefields seeking cleanup volunteers

March 4th, 2016

A trio of local Civil War battlefields are among 125 historic sites included in a nationwide volunteer cleanup and restoration campaign scheduled for next month.

Homeschool Day scheduled at battlefield

February 19th, 2016

The Virginia Museum of the Civil War will host its ninth annual Homeschool Day on March 19 at the New Market Battlefield Historical Park in New Market.

Locals recall landmarks of integration

The Rev. James Kilby points out his father, James W. Kilby, in a photograph that depicts students and parents involved in the 1958 Betty Ann Kilby v. Warren County Board of Education court case in front of the Warren County Courthouse.  Rachel Mahoney/Daily

February 17th, 2016

Today marks the 57th anniversary of integration at Warren County schools – a time of trial that the Rev. James Kilby remembers well.

Civil War Era Dancers combine fun with history

Tom Mack directs different moves during the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers' February practice session at Samuels Library in Front Royal. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

February 12th, 2016

Those who attend Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers’ practices are in for a lesson in what founder Tom Mack calls “a little bit of history and a lot of fun.”

New site manager leads 2016 Cedar Creek plans

December 21st, 2015

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park’s newly hired Site Manager Karen Beck-Herzog made her introductions at the Dec. 17 Park Advisory Commission meeting.