Zirkle Mill Foundation

Zirkle Mill Foundation
P.O. Box 127
Quicksburg, Virginia   22847

The Zirkle Mill Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit Virginia corporation, whose purpose is to preserve historic structures and places, primarily in Shenandoah County, Virginia, for the education and enjoyment of the public.

The Foundation was incorporated on September 14, 2004, in response to the purchase of the Zirkle Mill by the Frontier Culture Museum of Staunton.   The Museum had announced plans to dismantle the structure and transport it to the Museum, a move that would have stripped the Mill of its U.S. and Virginia historic landmark designations, as well as deprived Shenandoah County of one of its most valuable historic properties.

As a result, a broad based community effort was initiated. Numerous Shenandoah County residents, Zirkle family descendents, and preservationists organized to save the Mill.   After months of work, the Governor of Virginia was persuaded that it was inappropriate for the Mill to be moved by the state-supported Museum over the objections of the people of Shenandoah County.   Subsequently the Mill was sold to Robert Andrews and his sister, Sherryl Belinsky, Zirkle family descendents.   Andrews, who also had founded the Save the Zirkle Mill Foundation (now called Old Dominion Preservation) intends to restore the Mill and incorporate educational programs for the public.

Zirkle Mill Foundation is funded by donations from interested citizens, primarily from Shenandoah County, as well as State, Federal and private foundations.  Anyone interested in making a tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation may contact the Treasurer, Sharon L. Weatherholtz at, Zirkle Mill Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 127, Quicksburg, Va. 22847.

The Foundation's Officials are:

Officers:

W. Denman Zirkle, Acting President (Edinburg, Va.)
Sharon L. Weatherholtz, Treasurer (Forestville, Va.)
Anne P. Zirkle, Secretary (Mt. Jackson, Va.)


Board of Directors:       Advisory Board:


Johnny W. Garber       Suzanne Curran, Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Donna Haldane       Chris French, Shenandoah Telephone Company
Matthew Hannan       Megan Gallagher, Shenandoah Valley Network
Christopher Hernandez-Roy       Dan Harshman, Mayor of Edinburg
Leslie Meaux       Howard Kittell, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
Sharon Weatherholtz       Jim Patrick, District 2 Supervisor, Shenandoah County
Anne Zirkle       Hal Sharpe, Sons of Confederate Veterans-Jack Adams Camp
Lisa Zirkle       George Sheetz, Marathon Bank
W. Denman Zirkle       Brian Steffan, Citizen's Advisory Committee for Interpretation
      and Furnishing of Executive Mansion of Virginia
      Mike Watkinson, Carpenter, Preservationist

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