History

Cedar Creek battlefield beckons re-enactors

Tom Alexander shows off a cannon he built that will be used in this weekend's re-enactment. He plays a role in the 2nd Maryland Battalion. Alexander has been coming to the battle re-enactment since 1991. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

October 15th, 2016

MIDDLETOWN – John Davis Jr. and his wife, Lillian Garland, of Woodbridge, were among the thousands on Friday who began to descend on the Cedar Creek Battlefield in preparation for a weekend of re-enactments paying tribute to soldiers of the Confederate and Union armies.

Belle Grove to hold weekend of events

September 22nd, 2016

Belle Grove Plantation will open its doors on Saturday as part of the Smithsonian magazine’s twelfth annual Museum Day Live! and hold behind-the-scenes tours on Sunday.

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.