Herstory: Women in the Past

The Shenandoah County Library is committed to identifying, collecting, preserving, cataloging, and providing access to resources related to the culture, history, life, and heritage of Shenandoah County. 

To do so we maintain the Shenandoah Room filled with local history reference materials, and the Truban Archives which houses historic documents and items. If you need help advancing your research, be sure to check out our Research Assistance Guide before visiting.

If you are visiting us to conduct genealogical research, we recommend you browse our Family Folder Collection

Most of our local history collection is available during regular library hours. However, materials in our archives is only available when our archivist or a volunteer is on duty. While we recommend you contact us in advance to assure someone is available, individuals are usually available:

Monday & Tuesday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Wdnesday 10:00AM-6:00PM
Thursday & Friday 10:00AM-5:30PM
First Saturday 10:00AM-3:00PM
Fourth Saturday 10:00AM-Noon

Visit our  to see online materials and exhibits 

Follow our historic posts on 

"Shenvalee Motel." New Market Photographs, 1904-1982. Herb Parker Shenandoah County History Collection. 

Learn about your community by participating in our What Happened Here? local history project. 


Shenandoah County has a long and rich history. Numerous local organization preserve that past, and interpret its meaning including: