October is National Archives Month and the Shenandoah County Library's Truban Archives, along with archives around Virginia and the country, will be celebrating our collections and the communities we serve. 

This year the Truban Archives will be hosting or participating in several Archives Month programs and commemorations.


Thursday, October 5 is the Shenandoah Valley Archives Fair, held at the Bowman Library in Stephens City from 11:00AM-1:00PM. This event features archivists from 25 sites throughout the Valley who will be available to share information about their collections and to answer research questions. A Q&A panel featuring several archivists will be held from 11-11:30AM followed by the fair from 11:30-1:00PM. For more information visit https://www.handleyregional.org/archives/archives-fair


A series of pop up exhibits featuring items from the Truban Archives will be featured at several local libraries throughout the month. These pop ups will feature materials from our collection related to the community they are displayed in and Archivist Zachary Hottel will be on site to answer questions and to share research tips. The dates and locations of the pop-ups are:

  • Tuesday, October 3. New Market Area Library, 11:00AM-2:00PM. 
  • Friday, October 6. Mt. Jackson Museum/Town Hall, 1:00PM-4:00PM. 
  • Saturday, October 7. Fort Valley Community Library, 9:30AM-12:30PM. 
  • Wednesday, October 11. Basye-Orkney Springs Community Library, 11:00AM-2:00PM. 
  • Friday, October 13. Strasburg Community Library, 11:00AM-2:00PM. 
  • Tuesday, October 24. Shenandoah County Library, 5:30-7:30PM. 

 Virginia Archives Month highlighting Zines and self-published materials in collections throughout the Commonwealth. More information at https://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/archivesmonth/2023/

 Townhall sponsored by Virginia's State Historic Records Advisory Board discussing the state of archives in Virginia and our future. A virtual event hosted from 11:00AM-12:30PM, Tuesday October 24th. More information TBA.