Park commission to focus on trail projects, interpretation this year
March 20th, 2015
Improving the network of trails around and within the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National will be a major area of focus in 2015, according to the park’s Federal Advisory Commission.
Cedar Creek, Belle Grove to open 2015 programs
March 19th, 2015
After a long, frigid and snow-filled winter, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and its partners are preparing for the warmer weather and crowds for the 2015 season.
Cedar Creek seeking volunteers for Park Day
March 16th, 2015
Since first becoming publicly operational in 2010, the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in Middletown has been an ongoing project for the National Park Service.
Park commission to meet, discuss 2015 projects
March 15th, 2015
The advisory commission for Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will meet on Thursday to discuss updates for the 2015 season.
Battlefield foundation to receive land grant
January 30th, 2015
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has been awarded $200,000 for its Fisher’s Hill preservation project by the state.
Emerald ash borer speeds battlefield restoration
December 26th, 2014
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation is looking to complete part of its largest ever restoration efforts sooner than expected due to a tiny beetle.
Digging up the past
October 28th, 2014
STRASBURG — Archaeologists and volunteers on Tuesday began digging into Strasburg’s pottery past.
Preserving the past
October 8th, 2014
STRASBURG — The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation has made an “unprecedented victory in historic preservation,” according to CEO Keven Walker.
In Front Royal, a grim reminder
September 22nd, 2014
The deaths of six men by shooting and hanging without trials amid a group of terrified civilians might sound like the latest news bulletin from the Middle East, but the violence is an all too real part of Front Royal’s Civil War history from 150 years ago.
Foundation plans for 150th anniversary celebrations
August 13th, 2014
WINCHESTER — For the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation and CEO Kevin Walker, the 150th anniversary of the Third Battle of Winchester is more about the future than it is the past.
Meem’s Bottom Bridge damaged again, repairs underway
July 15th, 2014
The Meem’s Bottom Bridge has received its share of punishing blows during its long history, so it was no surprise to state road officials when it took another hit Sunday, this one from a tractor trailer that failed to squeeze in under the bridge roof.
Historic courthouse opens to the public
June 20th, 2014
WOODSTOCK — A historical town structure has officially been returned to Woodstock residents.
Historical event benefits veterans
June 20th, 2014
While local historical reenactors demonstrate strategies used during a war that took place 70 years ago, their work will be benefiting those who served more recently.
Civil War-era Bible inscription adds greater mystery to Hupp family history
June 20th, 2014
STRASBURG — Sally Hupp of Strasburg did not expect to find anything special in a Bible her great-grandfather Luther Hurn passed down through her father’s family. Looking through some family documents on Memorial Day weekend, she found the travel-sized Bible she had seen many times before but never thought to open.
Flag Day ceremony to retire old flags, remind of etiquette
June 13th, 2014
The American flag gets a lot of use during the summer and can suffer damage over time. Area organizations recommend proper disposal of flags that have served their country well.
D-Day anniversary exhibit to honor veterans
June 5th, 2014
A World War Two D-Day exhibit in Stephens City this weekend intends to honor veterans and teach about the war.
Corps youth crews rehabilitate Skyland Stables
June 4th, 2014
Skyland Stables in Shenandoah National Park was built in 1939 as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps. Now, a similar program has recently finished a major rehabilitation of the historic structure.
Interns from Christendom begin study of Strasburg history
May 28th, 2014
STRASBURG — This summer three political science students from Christendom College will earn class credit studying Strasburg’s historic buildings.
‘Field of Lost Shoes’ portrays emotion of war in valley
May 15th, 2014
NEW MARKET — Topographically, not much has changed in the Shenandoah Valley since 1865 when the Civil War consumed New Market.
Battle of New Market to commemorate 150 years
May 12th, 2014
Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge is remembered 150 years after the Battle of New Market for an order that sent 257 young cadets to war. “Put the boys in, and may God forgive me for the order,” he famously said.