Tag: Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

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McCormick Civil War Institute partnering with Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

McCormick Civil War Institute will be partnering with Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation on a wide array of projects.


SVBF to assume operation of Old Court House Civil War Museum

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and the Old Court House Civil War Museum announced an agreement whereby the SVBF will assume operation of the museum.


Travis Tritt to headline Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation fund-raiser

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is expanding its fundraising horizons by partnering with Bonnie Blue Concert Series on an event featuring country-music superstar Travis Tritt.


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Battlefields Foundation Preserves one acre of core battlefield at Third Winchester

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) announced the successful preservation of one acre at the core of the Third Winchester (Opequon) battlefield on Monday.


Battlefields Foundation announces preservation of five acres at Third Winchester

Five acres on the core of the Third Winchester battlefield are now forever protected. This includes the site where the Army of the Shenandoah, commanded by Union Gen. Philip Sheridan crossed Opequon Creek early on the morning of September 19, 1864.


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Battlefields Foundation presents conference on 1865, post-Civil War era

On Saturday, June 20, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will look back at that period with a Sesquicentennial conference, “The Rocky Road to Peace”: 1865 and the Post-War Era in the Valley.


Civil War battlefield restoration effort accelerated due to emerald ash borer

The restoration of the Third Winchester battlefield is the largest such project in the history of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF.) The organization’s multi-year effort now has the additional purpose of combating the damage being done by an emerald ash borer infestation.


Victory at Cedar Creek as VDOT announces shift in bridge location

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that it will alter the proposed alignment of the Route 11 replacement bridge at Cedar Creek battlefield.


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Agriculture proves good use for historic properties

Most of the fighting at the Battle of Opequon took place on farmland that’s been in the same family since Colonial times and is being restored to its agricultural roots with the advice of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.


Remembering Third Winchester: The 150th Anniversary

This Saturday, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will present the biggest event in its history: a day-long series of Battlefield Programs on the Third Winchester battlefield.


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Civil War communications focus of upcoming program

Rapid communication in wartime profoundly affected military actions and outcomes. The invention of portable tabletop printing presses at the time of the American Civil War allowed for better communication in the field.


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National Park Service to mark the 150th anniversary of Shenandoah Valley Civil War battles

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, will offer a series of special National Park Service “On This Day” anniversary programs this July to commemorate three battles fought in the Shenandoah Valley.


Battlefields Foundation hosts Civil War miniseries producer

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) is pleased to welcome Michael Frost Beckner, executive producer of the upcoming Civil War miniseries, To Appomattox, to the Shenandoah Valley.


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Keven Walker named CEO of Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has announced the appointment of Keven M. Walker as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation.


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Boy Scouts do a good turn on Shenandoah Valley battlefields

Local Boy Scout troops have teamed up with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation (SVBF) to pursue scout projects on the Third Winchester battlefield.


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Battlefields Foundation to host sesquicentennial conference

On Saturday, March 8, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the return of the Civil War of the Shenandoah Valley with the first of two 1864-2014 Sesquicentennial conferences: “May God Forgive Me for the Order”: The War Returns to the Valley.


Battlefields Foundation launches crowdfunding campaign

Using a modern tool to preserve a piece of history, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has launched its first crowdfunding effort, using the Razoo platform, as part of its efforts to preserve and revitalize the historic Lee-Jackson Building in New Market.


Battlefields Foundation raising funds to preserve Third Winchester

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is embarking on an ambitious project to restore and interpret the Third Winchester battlefield, site of the largest battle ever fought in the Shenandoah Valley – with a goal of completing critical work before the battle’s 150th anniversary next September.


Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation finds new home

After 13 years of protecting and interpreting Civil War battlefields in the eight-county Shenandoah Valley National Historic District, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has a new home. The Battlefields Foundation has purchased the historic Lee-Jackson Building at the intersection of Congress Street and Old Cross Road in New Market, the original portion of which was constructed around 1808 for John Strayer’s home and mercantile business.


Denman Zirkle: At the crossroads

Change is necessary for the survival of organizations.  Change rejuvenates as it provides the juices for new directions and new challenges.  Organizations that adapt to change survive; those that do not have a limited life. So it is with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation as we enter our thirteenth year.  When our National Historic District […]


Shenandoah Valley Battlefields goes to school

Sixth-grade students at North Fork Middle School became the first to learn about the Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley – at least from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation. 112 North Fork students participated in a program that brought to life the War in the Valley, especially during the fabled 1862 Valley Campaign of Confederate […]


Webb joins Battlefield Foundation at ceremony marking acquisition Civil War battle land purchase

A champion of battlefield-protection in the U.S Congress, Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., today joined representatives of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and Civil War Preservation Trust and other preservation leaders to celebrate the acquisition of property where the Third Battle of Winchester was fought.


Battlefields Foundation announces grants

From new interpretive exhibits to wayside signage, trails, and brochures, the Valley’s Civil War story will become increasingly available to the general public as a result of this year’s round of grants awarded by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s Implementation Grants Program. Grants to support strong management projects at other sites will ensure that the […]


Foundation adds new focus to marketing

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation is stepping up its tourism marketing efforts. The foundation announced yesterday that it has hired Terence Heder to a newly created position of program manager for field services. Heder, who comes to the SVBF from Meridian, Miss., where he had been the executive director of […]