BEFORE YOU COULD TWEET,
PEOPLE WOULD MEET.
ELK RUN DUNKARD MEETING HOUSE


This early 1800'S structure served as a Mennonite and Dunkard meetinghouse at the Mill Creek community in Leaksville, Page County.

WELCOME HOME.
WELCOME TO THE 1800’S.
THE BELL HOUSE


This log house was built by Reuben Bell at Kimball Springs near Luray. Bell served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1859-1860.

THE HEART OF THE FARM.
BURNER BARN


This typical Valley two bay “Switzer” barn, circa 1860, was built by Israel Burner on his Shenandoah River farm in Overall, near Luray.

A SINGLE ROOM.
A WORLD OF LEARNING.
HAMBURG REGULAR SCHOOL


This one-room schoolhouse, circa 1885, served African-American children and is one of the oldest surviving in Virginia. It was moved from its original site one mile away.

STROLL THROUGH THE HISTORY
OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY.
THE STONYMAN BUILDING


The main museum building displays nearly 300 years of Shenandoah Valley artifacts. Walk through the chronological history from the 1750's to the 1920's.

A significant collection of toys from the period Iron came from area furnaces for the manufacture of decorative stoves Historical documents from the Colonial period German craftsmen were noted for decorative and functional home furnishings A collection centerpiece is the Swiss bible in the German vernacular from 1536 Jacob Strickler 1809 Birth Announcement for Solamon Rothgeb
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