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Strasburg VA Heritage Association Podcast

Strasburg VA Heritage Association Podcast

By Strasburg Virginia Heritage

Our podcast shares stories, information, interviews, and promotes events related to our mission of preserving the history and culture of the greater Strasburg Virginia Community.
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Hauntings from the AC Stickley House in Strasburg, VA

Strasburg VA Heritage Association PodcastOct 27, 2022

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02:54
Byrd Barrick and the beginning of his cobbler business in Strasburg, VA
Jul 03, 202310:57
Sally Hupp Shares Ghostly Experiences from Her Family Home
Feb 10, 202308:33
Hauntings from the AC Stickley House in Strasburg, VA

Hauntings from the AC Stickley House in Strasburg, VA

Listen about the history and paranormal activity from this historical home in Strasburg, VA

Oct 27, 202202:54
Strasburg Town Team Baseball
May 11, 202203:30
Strasburg Coach Glenn Proctor Comes to Strasburg

Strasburg Coach Glenn Proctor Comes to Strasburg

Legendary coach, Glenn Proctor shares in his own words how he and his wife, Sara Lee ended up in Strasburg, VA.

Apr 11, 202206:33
2004 Interview with Romeo Stickley, a WWII veteran by Barbara Adamson
Feb 11, 202232:58
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Keeping in the holiday spirit, this episode features a reading of the classic editorial, "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to providing more folk stories and historical information in 2022.

Dec 21, 202103:50
History of the Colonial Inn and the mural in the Strasburg Post Office

History of the Colonial Inn and the mural in the Strasburg Post Office

Danielle Rinker, a student at Strasburg High Schools reads articles from the Strasburg Heritage Association's newsletters about the history of the Colonial Inn and the mural in the Strasburg Post Office. To see all of the archived Strasburg Heritage Association's newsletters, please visit our website! 

Nov 24, 202106:43
Ghost Stories from the Balzer Huber House and the Hotel Strasburg

Ghost Stories from the Balzer Huber House and the Hotel Strasburg

Listen as former owners of the Balzer Huber House and the Hotel Strasburg share stories of resident ghosts on the respective properties. The Strasburg Heritage Association "Living Ghost" Tours will be Saturday, October 30th from 6 to 8 pm. The tours begin at the Strasburg Market Square Pavilion in downtown Strasburg. The cost is $5 and the event is family-friendly. We hope to see you there!

Oct 23, 202110:01
A History of Strasburg High School Annuals
Sep 23, 202105:50
Interview with Olivia Hilton about the Vintage in the Valley Event
Aug 24, 202105:58
The Story of Keller's Mill located in Fisher's Hill, Virginia
Jun 25, 202108:40
Stories from our archived newsletters - Fort Hill, Strasburg Junction, Picket Fences, and the digging of the Massanutten Tunnel

Stories from our archived newsletters - Fort Hill, Strasburg Junction, Picket Fences, and the digging of the Massanutten Tunnel

Stories from our archived newsletters - Fort Hill, Strasburg Junction, Picket Fences, and the digging of the Massanutten Tunnel.  The first three stories were written by Doug Cooley.  The story on the digging of the tunnel through the Massanutten Mountain to provide a water line to Strasburg was an article from the Strasburg News. 

May 21, 202106:32
Fisher's Hill Battle and Reunion Picnics
May 07, 202112:26
I Love this Town - Strasburg, VA
Apr 19, 202109:02
Interview with Judge Perry Sarver
Mar 10, 202119:31
Sunset Hill School - Stories from Strasburg's African American School

Sunset Hill School - Stories from Strasburg's African American School

Rochella Strother and the late Elizabeth Alsberry share stories from when they attended Sunset Hill School. The first school for Strasburg’s African American population was called the Queen Street School and was located at the end of West Queen Street.

That building housed grades 1-7 until 1929 when it burned. A new school, called Sunset Hill Colored School was built with the support of the local African American Community including the “Strasburg Colored Elks.” Students continued to complete their elementary education in this building. Anyone wishing to attend High School was bused to Frederick Douglas School in Winchester. The county did not provide free transportation until the 1950s. This trip discouraged many from completing their education.

Life at Sunset Hill was often difficult. Until the 1950s, there were no indoor restrooms or water fountains. Students brought their own lunches since there was no cafeteria. Heat was provided by a stove that was stoked by students. Books had to be bought and were usually second-hand books from the white schools.

However, the education program provided by African American teachers was very intense. These teachers and the members of the community were determined to provide their children with the type of education they needed to be successful. Many wanted to show their kids, and the white children in the community could be equally successful. This meant discipline was strict, expectations were high, and community involvement in the school program was a given.

Shenandoah County continued to operate segregated schools until 1964 when the last of the county’s 100 African American students were given permission by the state to attend the white schools. Sunset Hill School closed that year and is today used for storage.  

There is a Sunset Hill Alumni group that is working on keeping the history of the school alive. A historical roadside marker commemorating Sunset Hill School was dedicated and unveiled on November 14, 2020

Check out more stories and information about the Strasburg Community by visiting the Strasburg Heritage Association website

Feb 12, 202107:56
Stories of the Strand Theater
Jan 29, 202116:20
The Virginia Restaurant

The Virginia Restaurant

Listen to Kathy Kehoe, the author of this Folk History from the Strasburg Heritage Association Fall 2009 Newsletter, share stories and facts about this iconic restaurant that used to reside on King St. in Strasburg, Virginia.  

Jan 15, 202115:25