Historic preservation awards presented

Zachary Hottel

The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented three “Excellence in Historic Preservation” awards at its annual meeting and banquet May 16 at the Historic Edinburg Mill.

The program recognizes outstanding preservation projects in the fields of history, architecture, scenic beauty and material culture. The 2017 awards were presented by Committee Chair Leigh Devier to:

• Zachary Hottel and Dallas Moore with the Shenandoah County Library for the creation and development of Shenandoah Stories, a public web platform showcasing the history of specific sites in the county.

• Corhaven Graveyard for the preservation of the burial ground for enslaved African Americans of the former Edgehill Plantation in Quicksburg. Accepting the award were Sarah Kohrs, Bill Haley and Tara Haley.

• The Woodstock Brewing Co. for the preservation and rehabilitation of the original Casey Jones Factory in Woodstock. Accepting the award were Travis Cooper and Karl Roulston.

Sarah Kohrs

Further information about the Historical Society is available by calling 540-459-1795, Barbara Adamson at 540-465-5570 or email schs.va@gmail.com.

– From a news release

Bill Haley

Tara Haley

Travis Cooper

Karl Roulston