Join a National Park Service Ranger from Cedar Creek and Belle Grove Historical National Park as she explores and interprets Mort Künstler’s paintings of local Civil War scenes. During this gallery talk, the ranger will highlight select works in the exhibition that focus on the Valley Campaign and Virginia battlefield sites.
"If The Valley is Lost, Virginia is Lost," declared Stonewall Jackson. Join NPS Ranger, Shannon Moeck, as she interprets the affect Jackson's 1862 Valley campaign had on the daily lives of Shenandoah Valley residents using Civil War images in the exhibition, Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure. During this gallery talks, the ranger will highlight select works in the exhibition that focus on the Valley Campaign and Virginia battlefield sites.
Free. MSV admission is free on Wednesday thanks to sponsor Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.
Shannon Moeck is a Park Ranger at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP. After attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and spending a decade in Pittsburgh, PA as a music promoter and retail manager, she was ready for a change. She moved back to the Shenandoah Valley and attended Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, VA. There her passion for history was reignited when she took a World Civilization history class. Shannon joined the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove staff as a seasonal hire during the Park’s inaugural season of interpretation in 2010. Having just completed dual degrees in 2013, she is now a full time permanent ranger on the team. Her responsibilities include interpretation, volunteer management, website maintenance, social media coordination, research, and assisting in developing the park.