PROGRAMS schedule by other area historical organizations.



Sunday June 5, 2016 2:00 - 4:00 PM - VALLEY HERALDS: THE LEGACY OF THE HENKEL FAMILY

St. Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall 193 W. Washington St., Strasburg presented by Nick Powers, Curator of Collections at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester. Though known today mainly for establishing one of the earliest German language printing businesses in the Shenandoah Valley, the family also included a talented array of ministers, artists, and craftsmen. Their influence spread beyond the Valley to places like North Carolina and Tennessee. Using the Henkel Press as a starting point, Nick will explore the multi-faceted endeavors of the Henkel family with the help of the rich letters, printings, and objects they left behind.

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Homecoming Celebration of the 1843 Elizabeth Neff Quilt

Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse, 103 N. Main St., Woodstock presented by The Shenandoah County Historical Society.
This quilt was recently purchased by the Virginia Quilt Museum with the support of the Shenandoah County Historical Society and the New Market Historical Society. Our NMHS members donated $825.00 towards the quilt purchase plus the New Market Historical Society added $300.00. Other quilts will be on exhibit, too, including a quilt made by Elizabeth's cousin, Annie Elizabeth Funkhouser Zirkle of New Market in 1885.
If you have an old quilt with ties to Shenandoah County that you would like to have displayed, please contact Barbara Adamson at 975-0037 or adamsons@shentel.net for more information.