Pre-Civil War On Display

Museum Hosts Book Found In Lockbox

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Posted: January 15, 2014

LEFT TO RIGHT: Clerk of Rockingham County Circuit Court Chaz Evans-Haywood delivers a pre-Civil War-era Rockingham County bond book to travel specialists Shirley Bosley and Carole Hoover, and tourism public relations specialist Katey Warren at the Valley Turnpike Museum on Tuesday. The volume, documenting information from 1818 to 1864, will be put on display at the museum located in the Hardesty-Higgins House. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
A bond book documenting information from 1818 to 1864 was discovered in a lockbox that belonged to longtime Deputy Clerk Marguerite Priode, who died in 2009. Tourism officials will display the book in the Valley Turnpike Museum inside the Hardesty-Higgins House downtown.

HARRISONBURG — Not judging a book by its cover should definitely be applied to a historical artifact, especially if you consider its background.

For example, it may have been burned and scarred…

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