of Shenandoah County, Virginia, Inc.
OPEN to the Public & FREE to Attend!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Questions? Call Barbara 540-459-3946 (11-5 daily)
Woodstock Museum Program Info:
Program Speakers are scheduled for the 4th Thursday of March, May, & August of each year at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend these events, at no charge. Generally these events are held in the Town of Woodstock's Council Chambers at 135 North Main Street, Woodstock VA. Please check back for more details on speakers and event time & location.
Additionally, there is a speaker or entertainment at the Annual Docents' Dinner on the 4th Thursday of October - a fee is charged for this event, which includes a catered buffet dinner.
Below: At the May 2016 Program Mr. Daniel Hottel, member of the Woodstock Fire Department, points out fellow firefighters in an old photo. This was one of many images shown during Zach Hottel's presentation about the history of the Woodstock Fire Department.
Above: The Shenandoah Valley Minstrels provided Civil War era music at the museum's Annual Docents' Dinner in October 2015. Dressed in clothing of the era, they made for a lively evening!
PBS " Shenandoah Valley Museums":
The Woodstock Museum is one of several Valley museums featured in a half hour show, produced by Oak Tree Productions, which appeared on local PBS station WVPT in May 2011. Oak Tree produced the popular 'Road Trip to History' series on Shenandoah County towns & local history. The 'Shenandoah Valley Museums' show is the latest in the 'Road Trip to History' series.
The show is still occasionally shown as a rerun on WVPT.
DVDs of the show are available through WVPT Virginia Public Television.
The Woodstock Museum's portion of the program was funded in full by SHENTEL
Life is a Carousel!
The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) in Winchester has placed on long term loan at the Woodstock Museum a wonderful piece of Shenandoah County folk art, a late 19th century carved wooden carousel horse attributed to James Sheetz of Edinburg, VA. The horse was part of a traveling carousel that roamed Shenandoah County at the end of the 19th century& into the early 20th century. MSV has the mate to this horse on display in it's permanent gallery.
MSV Exec Director Dana H Evans (L) & Exhibits Manager Corwyn Garman (R)
Visit the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley at: www.shenandoahmuseum.org
Fundraising Challenge Issued!
Mrs. Margaret 'Peg' Schlotterbeck recently donated $1,000 to the museum, and now she has challenged the friends of the Woodstock Museum to meet that $1,000, or to make a gift of any size! To date two anonymous donors have accepted her $1,000 challenge.
Peg's donation was made in honor of her late husband, Walter B. Schlotterbeck. Walt was instrumental in the restoration of the Wickham House in the 1980's...a labor of love. It is Peg's hope that enough funds will be raised in order to finally bring climate control to the Wickham House AND to support the museum over the coming year.
Help the Museum Reach its Goal of $30,000!
Send your check to:
The Woodstock Museum
P.O. Box 741
Woodstock, VA 22664
The Woodstock Museum is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Your donation may be tax deductible!
FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
A $2,000 grant was recently awarded to the Woodstock Museum by the SCF to assist with the cost of installing updated climate control systems in the Marshall and Wickham Houses.
The much needed heating and air conditioning systems, and insulation, will have an immediate effect on the preservation of the 18th century houses and the priceless local artifacts housed within.
Learn more about the Shenandoah Community Foundation here:
Above: The new climate control system being installed
Ortts Electric employees Jamie Givens & Matt Hamman are shown above as they finish up some of the heavy wiring for the multi-unit system at the Marshall House
Antiques Appraisal Fair
A recap of the 2016 Appraisal Fair:
On a cold Sunday in February 2014 folks found their way into the cozy warm Marshall House for the Chocolate Festival and Antiques Appraisal Fair, or just to poke around the museum at their leisure. Quite a few people sat in the audience, a la Antiques Road Show, and watched as the appraisers did their magic!
Many wonderful things came through, including a heavily carved polychrome decorated walking stick made in the early 20th century by a Woodstock man for his sweetheart, later his wife, which was declared to be "the best he's ever seen" by volunteer appraiser Hoyle Laughlin, of Laughlin Auctions.
Keep your eyes open for the date of the next antiques appraisal fair and chocolate festival to be held at the Woodstock Museum in 2018!!
Above: Appraisal Fair 2016 - Appraisers on the right, front to back, Hoyle Laughlin, Mark Grove, & Jeff Bradfield (not pictured: Barbara Kesser)
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