Northern Shenandoah Valley Branch Quarterly Meeting

Please note: The quarterly meeting has been postponed because of the snow. Information will be posted concerning the new time when it becomes available.

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Branch of Preservation Virginia will hold its next quarterly meeting on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the historic Springsbury Farm in Clarke County, Virginia. Free and open to the public, the meeting will offer a rare opportunity to tour this historic former plantation along the Shenandoah River. Following a short business meeting, Barbara Shea, president of Casey Trees Farm, will provide a tour of the property and light refreshments will be served.

Directions to Springsbury Farm from downtown Berryville: Take East Main Street to John Enders Boulevard. Turn right onto John Enders Boulevard. Turn left onto Springsbury Farm Road. Continue on Springsbury Farm Road to its end at Springsbury Lane. Go down the hill. The Trooper House, where the meeting will take place, will be on the left, before the barns. Address: 543 Springsbury Lane, Berryville.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thanks to all of our supporters during this season of giving, whether you are members, sponsors, tour-goers, volunteers, or concerned citizens. We value all your input and are looking forward to serving your preservation needs in 2010!

The office will be closed on Christmas Day. As a reminder, the Revolving Fund property reviews will begin on the 28th, weather permitting. The office will also close for New Year’s Day.

Revolving Fund Property Reviews

It’s that time of the year again — PHW will be taking the yearly photographic inventory of covenant and easement properties beginning December 28 in preparation for the yearly review. The process will likely last until January 8. Property owners do not need to do anything in preparation for this survey.

Holiday House Tour Snow Plan

The Holiday House Tour Preview Party will proceed tonight 6-9 PM, regardless of the snow. Please remember to dress for the weather and watch your step! As a reminder, ticket holders for the Preview Party may also use their tickets to visit the houses on Sunday during the Daylight Tour.

If you need Preview Party tickets, a limited number are available at the Bough and Dough Shop at 124 W. Boscawen Street and the other ticket sale locations.


The PHW Office will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. You may still purchase Holiday House Tour tickets at the other sale locations or leave a message on the PHW voicemail (540) 667-3577 or e-mail and we will return your message as soon as possible on Monday, November 30.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Holiday House Tour Brochure

PHW is pleased to announce the houses for the 2009 Holiday House Tour, Clifford Street: Aglow for the Holidays.

309 South Stewart Street, home of George and Margie Sheppard
309 West Clifford Street, home of Richard and Melanie Lewis
403 West Clifford Street, home of Bob and Lynne Caldwell
415 West Clifford Street, home of John and Elizabeth Quinn
419 West Clifford Street, home of Gregory and Steffany Plotts
124 West Boscawen Street, the Frances Barton Event Center, owned by Tom and Christina Chasler

Much like the 2008 tour on Amherst Street, the majority of the homes are within easy walking distance. As an added perk, it has been many years since PHW visited West Clifford Street, and several homes have never been included on a Holiday House Tour before.

Click to view or download the Holiday House Tour brochure in PDF format. The Preview Party and Advance Ticket order form on the brochure may be printed out and mailed to the PHW office, 530 Amherst St., Winchester, VA 22601.

Holiday House Tour Ticket Sale Locations

Advance tickets are on sale now at the following locations:
Kimberly’s (135 N. Braddock St.)
Celebrate! (1 S. Cameron St.)
Winchester Book Gallery (185 N. Loudoun St.)
The Country Store (1488 Senseny Road)
The Final Yard (33 E. Gerrard St.)
PHW Office (Hexagon House, 530 Amherst St.)

Preview Party tickets are $35 for current PHW members, $50 for individuals, and $80 for couples. Please visit the PHW Office to receive the discount for PHW members.

Daylight Tour adult tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Children 12 and under $6. Children under 6 are free.

The PHW Office will have special hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, November 23 to December 4 for Holiday House Tour ticket sales.