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Stone House Foundation Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

1704 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains the newsletters (2003-present), brochures, and correspondence from the Stone House Foundation, Stephens City, VA. It also contains news clippings, an essay published by the foundation which accompanied their display on religious books from Newtown, VA, and articles about the wagon making industry.
(1 box) Last Updated 12/11

BIOGRAPHICAL/GHISTORICAL: The Stone House Foundation is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1990 by Mildred Lee Grove. Named for the stone house built in the 1760s in what is today Stephens City, VA. The foundation’s goal is to educate children, residents, and visitors on the history and culture of Stephens City, formerly known as Newtown,  and the surrounding area. The foundation also strives to promote the preservation of architecture, and the material culture of the region. The foundation is currently headquartered at the Newtown History Center in downtown Stephens City.

For more information see their website at:

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the Newton History Center Website.

CITE AS: Stone House Foundation Collection 1704, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



Brochures and Invitations – 4 items, printed

Correspondence – 1997 and 2000, 4 leaves, typescript
                               Feb. 24, Apr. 11, and May 29, 1997
                               June 7, 2000

In the Beginning…Religious Books of Newtown by the Stone House Foundation, Essay that accompanied the exhibit “Religious Books of Newtown” at the Newtown History Center, June 3-4, 2000, 24 pages, printed

News Clippings

Newsletters – Museum Musings, 2003-2006

Newsletters – Museum Musings, 2007-2011

Newsletters – Museum Musings, 2012-present

Newtown History Center – “About Us”, 2011, 1 leaf, printed

Wagonmakers – “Celebrated Hands: The Newtown School of Wagonmakers in the
                             Lower Valley of Virginia, 1790-1870” by Byron C. Smith, pgs. 1-18
                             Located in: The Chronicle of the Early American Industries          
, Vol. 64, No. 1, March, 2011                             

Wagonmakers -- “The Wagons of the Newtown School – Extant Examples from the
                           Celebrated Hands of the Lower Valley of Virginia” by Byron C. Smith,
                            pgs. 45-61. Located in: The Chronicle of Early American Industries
, Vol. 64, No. 2, August, 2011            

Microfilm (located in microfilm cabinet)

Stephens City Star, August 27, 1881- July 14m, 1883