The Shenandoah Valley Book Festival

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester

If you love books and are interested in Civil War history, you will not want to miss the Shenandoah Valley Book Festival! In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, this year’s event at the MSV will focus on the Civil War in print

What:       Shenandoah Valley Book Festival

When:      Saturday, January 22

Where:    Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester

Cost:          $8, $6 for senior/youth (includes gallery admission).  Free to MSV members.

More Information:  Available here or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235.

Book Evaluation Session (10:30 a.m.)

Do you have a book that was published during the Civil War or a book about the Civil War that you think might be rare? Find out from experts Lorne Bair, owner of Lorne Bair Rare Books and chairman of the Southeastern Division of the American Antiquarian Booksellers Association, and Pat Saine, owner of Winchester’s Blue Plate Books in this evaluation session. Evaluators will discuss the books lecture-style and all are welcome to attend. Preregistration is required for this session; call 540-662-1473, ext. 219, or email

Lecture:  “Stonewall Jackson’s Victories in the Valley: Military Genius or Good Fortune?” (1:30 p.m.)

This illustrated program by award-winning author and historian Peter Cozzens will discuss the legendary 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign conducted by Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. Peter Cozzens is the author of 16 critically acclaimed books on the American Civil War and the Indian Wars of the American West. Limited seating is first-come, first-served.

Panel Discussion:  “Getting Your Civil War Story Published” (2:45 p.m.)

Aimed at demystifying the publication process, this interactive discussion will be led by John J. Fox III, historian, author, and owner of Angle Valley Press in Winchester, Virginia, and Mary Goundrey Koik, editor of the Civil War Preservation Trust publication Hallowed Ground.

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