Document Digitization Pilot Project

This project requires advance registration. Contact Terry Heder, Program Manager at the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation at or (540)740-4545 for more information or to schedule a half-hour time frame to bring in the materials on the day of the project.
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2009
Time: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Place: The Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center (document digitization) and Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society (preservation information) Continue reading Document Digitization Pilot Project

Traditional Mortar Seminar Follow-Up

If you were unable to attend PHW’s first Limestone, Sycamores, and Preservation seminar in Traditional Mortar, not to worry. Jeff Price of Virginia Lime Works has uploaded his lecture on

The rest of the lecture may be found by clicking the following links:
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six
Part Seven
Part Eight
Part Nine

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Limestone, Sycamores, and Preservation Seminar

PHW launches a new, free seminar series in compatible building materials, Limestone, Sycamores, and Preservation. The first seminar focuses on traditional mortars in restoration and repair, with guest speaker Jeff Price of Virginia Lime Works. The event will be held at 2 PM in the Old Town Event Center at 403 S. Loudoun St. and is expected to run approximately two hours. Light refreshments will be provided afterward. RSVP by March 3 to the PHW office by calling 667-3577 or e-mailing

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APVA-NSV Membership Meeting

The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities – Northern Shenandoah Valley will be holding its first General Membership meeting on Sunday, March 1, at 2:00 pm at Blandy Farm (State Arboretum) on Rt. 50 in Clarke County, in the Library of the main building. After a program on Greenway Court by Maral Kalbian, well-known architectural historian, we will go to Greenway Court and tour the site.

Non-members of APVA are welcome. We hope you will consider joining Virginia’s principal preservation organization, and its brand new “Branch” for Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, Warren, and Winchester.

Charles Broadway Rouss Day

“For more than 50 years he has been almost continuously closely identified in all that concerns the public here,” said former Winchester Mayor R.T. Barton at Rouss’ funeral in 1902. Or, as Rouss biographer A.V. McCracken wrote in 1896, “There are bands, baseball clubs and every sort of organization in old Winchester which bear the name of the New York merchant. The name Charles Broadway Rouss will go down to unborn generations of Winchesterians as a synonym of all that is charitable, good and benevolent.”

Celebrate Charles Broadway Rouss Day with a variety of activities taking place in Winchester. Please visit The Winchester City Government Website for a schedule of events and more history on one of Winchester’s leading philanthropists.

Lecture Series with Warren Hofstra

Join Dr. Warren Hofstra in his ongoing lecture series for the next installment, entitled Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and the Progressive Ideal for a Better Life. The event will be held at 7:30 pm in the Handley Library Auditorium, 100 W. Piccadilly St. In case of inclement weather, the announcement of postponement will be made on the Handley Library website and telephone message system (662-9041 ext. 37).