Tag: Augusta County Historical Society

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Keven Walker talks importance of local Civil War battles, preservation

Keven Walker will speak to the Augusta County Historical Society about the Valley Campaign in the Civil War.

The story of the Fishersville medical, educational, vocational complex

During World War II, a sprawling military hospital was built near Fishersville, a complex that later spawned a world-famous rehabilitation facility.

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Shenandoah Valley artisan expert to speak at Augusta County Historical Society meeting

Jeff Evans, nationally known expert in 18th & 19th century furniture and domestic arts, will describe the role of early Shenandoah Valley craftsmen.

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America’s Bloodiest Battle: Death, treachery and cover-up

Tens of thousands dead, almost 100,000 wounded. The story of the bloodiest battle in U.S. military history has drama and thrills.

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Valley iron industry focus at Augusta County History Society Spring Meeting

A booming iron industry existed across the Shenandoah Valley for more than two centuries – and lasted until early in the 1900s.

National Park Service director coming home to address Augusta County Historical Society banquet

Jonathan Jarvis, director of the U.S. National Park Service, will bring his passion for “his children” to the 20th annual banquet of the Augusta County Historical Society March 19.

Popular “Conversations from the Grave tour returns Sept. 26-27 in Thornrose Cemetery

On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27, the Augusta County Historical Society will sponsor “Conversations from the Grave,” a unique guided tour that takes visitors back in time through Staunton’s most beautiful final resting place, Thornrose Cemetery.

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A chance to look behind the news: Augusta County Historical Society offers glimpse into how the sausage is made

The presidential election will be big news over the next year. Join the Augusta County Historical Society for a November 9 trip that will offer an inside look at the world of news gathering, and the challenges of news reporting in a chaotic digital world.

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The Stonewall Brigade Band: 160 years and beyond

The 160-year history of Staunton’s own Stonewall Brigade Band will be detailed through photographs and historical artifacts in an Augusta County Historical Society exhibit opening May 15 at the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art in Staunton.

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Grant from Community Foundation launches book, film project

With the support of a grant from the Community Foundation’s Carroll and Grace “Patsy” Guynn Memorial Fund, the Augusta County Historical Society is documenting the history of the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation (WWRC) complex in Fishersville.

Inside Swannanoa: Builders of the mysterious mansion on the mountain

James and Sallie Dooley used their great wealth to shape a dream in marble on a mountaintop above Waynesboro. On Sunday, March 29, historian Dale Wheary will speak at the Augusta County Government Center about this fascinating couple, their passion, their connections to the Valley and the magnificent Swannanoa they inspired and built nearby.

Valley author to speak on controversial aviator Charles Lindbergh

A noted former Smithsonian curator, aviation enthusiast and author will speak to his passion – Charles Lindbergh – Thursday, February 19, at the Smith Center in Staunton.

Augusta County Historical Society offers Library of Congress tour

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library and the repository of a remarkable collection of photos, maps, recordings and historical items.

Swannanoa: The mysterious mountaintop mansion, its little-known history

Airisun Wonderl will pull back the curtain of mystery that sometimes has hidden the magnificent marble Swannanoa that stands atop the line between Augusta and Nelson counties.

Augusta County’s past: Captured in remarkable photographs

Photographs will provide a peek at Augusta County’s past on Sunday, November 2, at a special presentation by the Augusta County Historical Society.


How apples shaped the Valley: A talk by author Scott Jost

Author Scott Jost will describe the history of the apple industry in the Valley through oral histories and photographs in an October 2, program sponsored by the Augusta County Historical Society.

Kitty Greene: A strong woman who helped shape a nation

A close friend of Virginia’s Revolutionary War heroes Patrick Henry and George Washington, Catharine “Kitty” Littlefield Greene, was known as a vivacious flirt who could be brutally honest.

Dedication of Grandma Moses historical highway marker

A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources highlighting the years that Anna Mary Robertson Moses – known to the world as Grandma Moses for her Primitive American style of painting – spent with her husband and children in Augusta County will be dedicated this week.

Local author Nancy Sorrells to sign copies of new Augusta County book at Bookworks

Book signing featuring Images of America: Augusta County, by local author Nancy T. Sorrells.

General talks of storied Stonewall Brigade at Historical Society’s March 16 gathering

At the Spring Meeting of the Augusta County Historical Society, 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, a Staunton native and former commander of the Stonewall Brigade will speak on the frequently honored fighting unit, and ongoing efforts to remember those who served.

New book discusses Augusta County history

Augusta County, the new addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, presents an overview history of Augusta County, Va., from its inception in 1738.

CW 150 Legacy Project visits Staunton

CW 150 Legacy Project staff will be visiting Staunton on Friday, March 21, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Staunton Public Library.

Colonial Money program rescheduled

Award-winning numismatist Philip I. Mossman, MD, will present a program on “The Money of Colonial Virginia” 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at the R. R. Smith Center in Staunton.

Colonial Money: How it evolved, fought, conquered – and was counterfeited

Award-winning numismatist Philip I. Mossman will present a program on “The Money of Colonial Virginia” 7 p.m. February 13 and 20 at the R. R. Smith Center in Staunton. The presentations are part of the popular Stuart Talk series presented by the Augusta County Historical Society.


Staunton newspaper history featured at R.R.Smith Center

The Augusta County Historical Society launches an exhibit, a lecture, and a book signing at the Smith Center on Thursday, January 23 to celebrate the history of newspapers in this community.