of Shenandoah County, Virginia, Inc.
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.
May 28th at 7pm @ Woodstock Town Council Chamber
SPEAKER: Nicholas Powers, Curator of Collections at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA
Light refreshments. FREE & Open to the PUBLIC
MARCH 26, 2015
WHAT: "History of Massanutten Military Academy" presented by CSM Suzanne D Rubenstein.
In 2010, CSM Rubenstein came to Massanutten after retiring from the Army Reserve. She was a Military Police Officer in the United States Army Reserve for 21 Years. She served overseas during the Gulf War in 1990 and again for Operation Iraqi Freedom 2005. Her Army Career has allowed to her to serve every enlisted position the Army has to offer in the MP Corp. She enlisted in the Army during her second year of college. She devoted her life to teaching America’s youth in both the public and private school setting since 1992. She recently served as the In School Suspension and Patriot Academy Instructor for the local Middle school and is back in the JROTC Classroom and admissions at MMA.
MMA has been a part of the Woodstock community since 1899.
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
2014 Antiques Appraisal Fair
On a cold Sunday in February 2014 lots of local folks joined the volunteer appraisers and museum board & docents for a wonderful day of chocolate and antiques appraisals. Or even just poking around the museum! Quite a few people took a seat in the audience & enjoyed watching, and learning from, the appraisals that were being done.
Many wonderful things came through, including a very rare "Hinkle & Grim, Stonyman VA" 2 gallon decorated pitcher! It was appraised at 'skies the limit' since none of the appraisers had ever seen a pitcher with this mark before.
Our next Antiques Appraisal Fair will be held in 2016!!
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:
We're Not Finished Yet!
& We Need YOU
The climate control update has been installed at the Marshall House in time for the May 1st Opening Day at the Museum, but NOW we are asking for your help in completing the updates at the Wickham House, too!
The cost of the entire project for both 18th century houses will be about $40,000. The grant from the Shenandoah Community Foundation and donations from the museum membership have helped to relieve some of the 'sting'.
If you are interested in helping to cover the cost of what is one of the largest efforts undertaken by the Museum, please send your donation 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!
Above: The new climate control system is 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
Help Bring the Wickham House into the 21st Century!
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Business Spotlight is on the Woodstock Museum May 18-31 @ City National Bank
Visit City Bank at the corner of Rt 42 & 11 and help yourself to the brochures etc.