21 Sep 2018
10:00AM - 05:00PM
Shenandoah Room Assistance Available
22 Sep 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Research Assistance Available
24 Sep 2018
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25 Sep 2018
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October is National Archives Month, a time when we can celebrate those institutions that protect our community's history. The Shenandoah County Library is happy to celebrate the accomplishments of our very own Truban Archives and to highlight its role as a preserver of Shenandoah County's History. As part of this year's celebration we will be participating in/hosting the following four special events. 


When it was founded in 1984, the Shenandoah County Library committed itself to providing the resources our community needs to understand its history. To do this the library developed a collection of published local history works, microfilm, maps, and other works. In 2001 we moved to our current facility and a generous donation by Dr. William Truban allowed us to add an Archives. This helped us expand our collection to include photographs, primary sources, and rare books. Today, we remain committed to our mission of "collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Shenandoah County."

To fulfill this mission we continue to to operate the Shenandoah Room and the Truban Archives under the direction of our Archivist Zachary Hottel. You can contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.g or via phone at (540)984-8200 for any questions regarding these collections or research. Before visiting, be sure to review our visiting page. 

We are always looking to expand the size of our collection. Primarily we gather new materials through donations from individuals, businesses, and community groups. Our collection focuses on Shenandoah County and the Shenandoah Valley, and we are especially interested in any type of local history materials including letters, photographs, ledgers, maps, drawings, cards, etc. Contact Archivist Zachary Hottel to discuss a possible donation. 

We also invite you to help us better understand the history of our local businesses and ensure their story is not lost. Please complete a brief survey about any business's you remember or are currently involved with at our Business History Project

The Shenandoah Room and Truban Archives local history collections are located at the Shenandoah County Library, 514 Stoney Creek Blvd. Edinburg Virginia. 

Most of our local history collection is available during regular library hours. However, materials in our closed collections are only available when our archivist or a volunteer is on duty. Please contact us in advance of your visit. Individuals are usually available to provide assistance Monday through Friday, 10:00AM-5:30PM and on Saturdays by appointment. The closed collection can also be made available on other times by appointment. Requests must be made to Archivist Zachary Hottel via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone (540)984-8200. All requests will be handled on a case by case basis and depending on staffing availability. 

You can learn more about our collections, and the restrictions placed on them, by visiting our Shenandoah Room and Truban Archives pages. 

Before visiting the library we recommend you explore our catalog to search for available materials. Learn more about conducting a catalog sear on our Shenandoah Room page. 

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