When the Shenandoah County Library was established in 1983 its founders saw the need for a collection of local history resources. With this need in mind they created the Shenandoah Room. Today we maintain a large collection of books, microfilm, research files, and periodicals related to this area's history. Our more popular items are:
-The hundreds of family history books we maintain to help genealogists find their roots
-Microfilmed versions of every newspaper known to printed in Shenandoah County that still exists
-History books detailing the story of organizations, communities, and individuals from the area.
-Local census documents, court records, marriage information, and death notices covering the late 18th century through today.
-The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society Collection of resources related to the Germanic heritage of our region
-Local periodicals including community newsletters, historic publications, government reports, and magazines
-Civil War resources including regimental histories and official documents
-Shenandoah County Historical Society's Hugh Morrison Collection of over 30,000 photographs taken in this area during the 20th century.
-Over 2,000 research files on local families and topics
-Historic Structure Survey files from Shenandoah County
To search for items visit our catalog and change your location to Shenandoah Room.
The Shenandoah Room is a self-serve facility open during regular library hours. All items are non-circulating which means they cannot be checked out and cannot leave the Shenandoah Room.
Staff and volunteers are usually available to assist you at the following times:
by appointment, limited time