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Mar 5, 2024

Our conversation today for Tourism Tuesday - Shenandoah County edition - with Kary Haun also includes Katie Mercer, Director of Marketing & Events for the town of Woodstock, and Zach Hottel, archivist at Shenandoah County Library.

We learn details about the Civil War Trails® marker that was recently installed in Woodstock. The marker tells the story of the “Valley Turnpike,” which was influential in the movements of both sides during the Civil War. The sign is located at 135 N. Main Street, adjacent to the parking lot for the municipal office. Zach explains the research that goes into each of these markers and how locations are chosen for them. Civil War Trails® has been working with communities since 1994 to share their stories and connect visitors with small towns and big stories across a network that now spans six states. Travelers look to Trails to put them in the footsteps of the generals, soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved who found themselves in the midst of this Civil War. Learn more on their website: 

Katie gives details for a few upcoming events that will happen in the next few months: Woofstock & Shenandoah Valley ArtFest. She discusses the need for vendors at each event and shares plans to host a talent competition at ArtFest. Stay updated on Woodstock events by visiting their website: and follow them on Facebook.

Zach gives details for Shenandoah County Heritage Day happening on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the New Market Fire Hall on South Congress St. in New Market.

Kary reminds listeners that the next Shenandoah County Tours will take place on Wednesday March 20th and will feature an art activity & tour of Woodstock. Get more details, registration information, and see a full list of future tours on their website: