SVBF receives funding for new Winchester exhibit

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation (SVBF) reports by email the reception of  funds for a new Winchester exhibit.

A $150,000 grant from the National Park Service (NPS) will help to support the creation of the One Story A Thousand Voices exhibit at the Civil War Museum in Winchester.

The Museum will close November 1 to renovate the building for the new exhibit with plans to reopen April 2023.

The exhibit hopes to tell the Valley’s Civil War story through the experiences of people who lived through it.

The NPS Funds will be matched by recently appropriated state funds and private donations including one of the largest donations being made by the James R. Wilkins Charitable Trust which makes the exhibit possible.

Fundraising for the exhibit has been going on for several years as the project is expected to cost over $700,000 to create.

The One Story A Thousand Voices exhibit plans to depict pre to post Civil War life in the Shenandoah Valley with an expansive interactive collection of displays.

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SVBF reopens Hubb’s Hill Strasburg for a one time tour

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Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation (SVBF) will reopen Strasburg’s Hubb Hill for a one time car caravan tour.

The SVBF newsletter/flyer confirms the tour will be this Fri. Oct.15 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Hubb’s Hill sits near the northern end of the Massanutten Mountain and is seen from Signal Knob.

This car caravan will visit sights related to Stonewall Jackson’s great train raid of 1861.

The tour also includes Stonewall’s valley campaign locations of 1864 and includes Bank’s Fort, Fisher’s Hill and the reopened Hupp’s Hill site.

It is a free tour but registration is required at

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SVBF officially preserves Fisher’s Hill in Shenandoah County

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The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation (SVBF) announced the permanent preservation of the 422 acre farm located two miles southwest of Strasburg.

The easement protection ensures the scenic and historic integrity of the Stevenson Bromley Farm.

The Fisher’s Hill location is sometimes refereed to as the Gibraltar of the South as it offers a commanding view of the valley.

The location was the fall back position for Confederate forces after their defeat at third Winchester but the depleted forces were unable to held the ground.

This led to an even further fall back for the Southern forces which opened the valley to Union Gen. Sheridan’s burning of the valley which helped to bring an end to the war.

The site’s owner John Stevenson and Amber Bromley hope the easement protection inspires other property owners to protect their historic sites.

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SVBF holds New Market commemoration

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The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has a series of programs to commemorate the 157 anniversary of the battle of New Market.

Various programs and demonstrations are planned beginning as early as 9 a.m. tomorrow May 15.

All programs are free but pre-registration is required to help organizers with logistics and planning.

You can register for any or all the events at

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