Voice of the Archives
Going Digital: Bringing the Archives to You
For the past five months staff and volunteers at the Shenandoah County Library have been working hard to bring a large part of our collection to your computer screen. As of today, we are happy to announce that over 1300 items are now available through our website archives.countylib.org. These digital collections include hundreds of newspaper clippings and over 900 postcards featuring pictures from almost every county town and community.
Digital Archives Home Page
The Shenandoah County Library is committed to identifying, collecting, preserving, cataloging, and providing access to resources related to the culture, history, life, and heritage of Shenandoah County.
To do so we maintain the Shenandoah Room filled with local history reference materials, and the Truban Archives which houses historic documents and items. If you need help advancing your research, be sure to check out our Research Assistance Guide before visiting.
Most of our local history collection is available during regular library hours. However, materials in our archives is only available when our archivist or a volunteer is on duty. While we recommend you contact us in advance to assure someone is available, individuals are usually available:
|Monday & Tuesday||10:00AM-5:30PM|
|Thursday & Friday||10:00AM-5:30PM|
Lost in Collections
“New Jail Building, Woodstock.” Mary Ann Williamson Collection, undated.
This picture shows what was then called the “new” county jail on Court Square in Woodstock.
What Happened Here?
Learn about your community by participating in our What Happened Here? local history project.
Shenandoah County has a long and rich history. Numerous local organization preserve that past, and interpret its meaning including: