Preserving war-torn grounds
October 12, 2015
STRASBURG – Reenactments of the Battle of Cedar Creek have brought marching troops and the crack of gunfire to Middletown for many years, but the fields would be a dead end in Civil War history without the efforts of the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation.
Park hosts wealth of programs for battle reenactment
October 12, 2015
Thousands will flock to the Cedar Creek battlefield in Middletown to relive and witness history during a reenactment weekend jam-packed with educational programs and activities.
Foundation to open battlefield park, visitor center
September 17, 2015
After more than eight years of work, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will cut the ribbon on a new park and visitor’s center for the Third Winchester Battlefield on Saturday.
Fisher’s Hill picnic celebrates 150 years of reconciliation
July 30, 2015
For the first time in 10 years, families will picnic at the Fisher’s Hill Battlefield to commemorate the Civil War veterans’ picnics that occurred from 1891 into the 1930s.
Confederate flag flap
July 5, 2015
On June 25, the National Park Service issued a statement calling for the removal of items at park bookstores containing confederate Flags.
Alamo to host Belle Grove fundraiser
July 2, 2015
On July 8, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester will host a special screening on the 2003 film “Cold Mountain” for Belle Grove Plantation.
Foundation aims to save land in Toms Brook
June 24, 2015
The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is working to save 24 acres of land in Toms Brook from becoming a housing development site.
Site manager to leave Cedar Creek
June 18, 2015
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will have a new site manager for the first time since 2013.
Cedar Creek announces new summer programs
June 5, 2015
This summer, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park in Middletown will be giving visitors a more in-depth look into one of the valley’s more critical Civil War battles.
County receives sesquicentennial recognition
May 31, 2015
With the focus of Civil War interpretation shifting to the Reconstruction Era, the Shenandoah County Sesquicentennial Committee was recognized for its efforts by the state recently.
Veterans reflect on World War II’s ending
May 22, 2015
Four veterans gathered around a table in Stephens City recently to talk about what they saw and heard as the guns of World War II fell silent 70 years ago.
New and established events to highlight weekend
May 21, 2015
Memorial Day weekend is the summer kick-off typically observed with cookouts, pool parties and patriotic salutes to the men and
Eager for action
May 15, 2015
The roar of cannons and the crack of rifle fire call out over the years to Civil War re-enactors like those gathered at the New Market Battlefield State Historic Park this weekend.
Event to highlight valley’s colonial history
April 16, 2015
Shenandoah Valley history and the Civil War are pretty much synonymous.
However, Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV and the 4th
A heavy toll, recalled
April 9, 2015
Local residents and National Park Services officials gathered at Belle Grove Historic Plantation for the “Bells Across the Land” on Thursday.
Tourney to raise battlefield funds
April 2, 2015
A new golf tournament fundraiser organized by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation is set to tee off this Saturday.
Park commission to focus on trail projects, interpretation this year
March 20, 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 19, 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 16, 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 15, 2015
The advisory commission for Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will meet on Thursday to discuss updates for the 2015 season.