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Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

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August 2021

Civil War Kids Camp – New Market

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Market Battlefield Military Museum, 9500 George Collins Parkway
New Market, VA 22844 United States
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$15

This Civil War Kids Camp is perfect for veteran campers or youngsters trying it for the first time. Campers will enlist in a unit alongside living historians and learn about camp life, soldiers' drills, equipment, and life during the Civil War; witness an artillery demonstration; and take part in a mock battle! Open to children ages 6 to 14. Space is limited so register early! Pre-registration is required. The cost is $15 (and includes a t-shirt). TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.

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New Market Civil War Walking Tour

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Strayer House, 9386 S. Congress Street
New Market, VA 22844 United States
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Free

The tour focuses on the Battle of New Market (fought on May 15, 1864) – covering both the battle as it swept through the town, and the individual stories of the soldiers and local civilians who were caught up in events. The tour is led by SVBF Park Ranger Wade Custer. The tour is free. Advance registration is not required. The tour will gather in front of the Strayer House (SVBF Headquarters) at 9386 S. Congress Street in the center…

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Civil War Book Sale – Used Books

August 28 @ 9:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm
The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Free

Civil War Book Sale - Used Books Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudoun St., Winchester (August 28 - September 5, 2021) (Members-Only early bird sale from 9am-10am on Saturday, August 28) The SVBF presents a giant sale of used books and magazines, featuring primarily Civil War-related titles. Proceeds from the sale will go towards the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation's library and archives. The sale will begin with a one-hour early bird sale for SVBF Members-only from 9am-10am on…

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Civil War Walking Tour of Winchester

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Free

This downtown walking tour of historic Winchester visits Civil War sites and tells the stories of soldiers and civilians who were caught up in the chaos of the constant combat, occupations, and caring for the wounded. The tour is free. Advance registration is not required. The tour will gather in the courtyard of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum at 20 N. Loudoun St. on the downtown walking mall. Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Pre-registration is not required.…

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Civil War Graffiti Tour

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Free

The 1840 Frederick County Court House (today's Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum) served as a prison and hospital to both sides during the Civil War. Many of those soldiers wrote their names and drew pictures on the walls - including the famed "Jeff Davis Curse." Join us for this special tour of the museum and the fascinating graffiti on its wall. Free. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 540-542-1145 or email info@svbf.net.

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Bell House Tour

August 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Free

A guided tour of the Bell House, the c. 1810-1811 Winchester landmark that was at the center of Winchester's wartime and postwar story. The home includes Bell family furnishings and collections which have been passed down for generations, including the famous case clock that was stopped by the concussion of Union artillery fire during the Third Battle of Winchester. Free. The tour will begin at the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum before the group walks the short distance to the Bell House. Free.…

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September 2021

25th Anniversary of the National Historic District

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletic & Events Center, 1188 Ralph Shockey Drive
Winchester, VA United States
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The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District will celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a series of special events on Saturday, September 25, 2021, including: Dedication of the Maine Monument at Third Winchester Battlefield Park (1:00 pm) The dedication of a new Union monument in honor of the soldiers from Maine who fought at the Third Battle of Winchester (fought on September 19, 1864). Guided Tour of the McCann Property at Second Winchester led by historian Scott Mingus (2:30 pm) The…

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October 2021

Fridays at the Front: “When They Come, Aim Low”: The Battle of Hupp’s Hill and Civil War Strasburg

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Car caravan tour of Strasburg’s Civil War sites, including Hupp’s Hill. Sitting near the northern end of Massanutten Mountain and overlooked by Signal Knob, Strasburg was a strategic location throughout the Civil War, with both Confederate and Union armies marching through and occupying the town numerous times. This car caravan tour will visit sites related to Stonewall Jackson’s Great Train Raid of 1861, Bank’s Fort, Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign, and the 1864 Battles of Fisher’s Hill, Cedar Creek, and –…

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“Tar Heels in the Valley” Conference

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E Edenton St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Far from home, North Carolinians played a pivotal role in many of the actions in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War, from Stonewall Jackson’s early campaigns to the epic fights of the 1864 Shenandoah Campaign.  On Saturday, October 23, 2021, the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation will present a Civil War conference, “Tar Heels in the Valley”: North Carolinians in the Shenandoah Valley During the Civil War, that will look back on the experiences of those North Carolina soldiers. Held…

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April 2022

National Conference: Jackson’s Valley Campaign

April 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 23, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Hotel 24 South (formerly the Stonewall Jackson Hotel), 24 South Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401 United States
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The SVBF's 2022 National Conference will commemorate the 160th Anniversary of Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign.  The event will be held from April 21-23, 2022, and will be headquartered at the Hotel 24 South in Staunton, Virginia.  The conference will include: Thursday, April 21 – Bus Tour of the Battle of McDowell. (Guides: Scott Patchan, Gary Ecelbarger, and Bill Miller.) Friday, April 22 – Speaker’s Programs and evening Awards Banquet Saturday, April 23 – Bus Tour of the Battles of Cross…

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