Historic preservation awards presented

Jeanette Ritenour, sitting, and Meg Trott were presented with the History Award. Courtesy photo
The Nash Award was presented to Greg Orndorff, from left, Ricci Troxell, Erica Troxell and Historical Society President Barbara Adamson. Courtesy photo
Shenandoah County Historical Society has recognized those who have aided in the Edinburg School's rehabilitation and preservation. Pictured, from left, are the Rev. Robert Jones, pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church in Edinburg; county Board of Supervisors Chairman Conrad Helsley; Charterhouse School Principal Tonya Salley-Goodwin; United Methodist Family Services CEO Greg Peters and COO Jay Ziehl. Courtesy photo

The Shenandoah County Historical Society presented three Excellence in Historic Preservation awards at its annual meeting and banquet on May 17 at the Edinburg Mill.

The awards recognize outstanding preservation projects in the fields of history, architecture, scenic beauty and material culture.

The following awards were presented:

  • Jeanette Ritenour and James and Margaret Trott were recognized for their book “Welcome to Fort Valley,” which documents the town’s unique geography, population, culture and history.
  • Ricci and Erica Troxell and Greg Orndorff were recognized for their rehabilitation and preservation of the historic Nash/Hudson automobile dealership in Strasburg and its transformation into a museum displaying vintage automobiles, original signage, tools and collectibles.
  • Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors, Shenandoah County School Board, United Methodist Family Services and the Charterhouse School were recognized for the careful rehabilitation and preservation of the Edinburg School to provide space as an educational center for students and the community.