Emeritus status awarded

Posted: May 14, 2013

Star staff report

stephens city — The Stone House Foundation — which operates the Newtown History Center, a privately endowed museum in the community — has granted emeritus status on the foundation’s Board of Directors to Eloise C. Strader, who served as its vice president.

She is a retired mathematics teacher, having taught in Virginia public schools for 36 years; the last 31 of those years were at Handley High School in Winchester, where she was the chairman of the Mathematics Department.

A graduate of Handley and Mary Washington College, Strader is the past president of the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, past president of the Winchester Education Associa tion and an honorary life member and past president of the Winchester Little Theatre.

The Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society named her Historian of the Year in 1994.

She edited, for publication by the Historical Society, the local history books written by Garland R. Quarles.

Preservation of Historic Winchester presented her with the Ben Belchic Award in 1993.

Most recently, Strader edited “The Civil War Journal of Mary Greenhow Lee,” which was published by the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society in 2011.

Jenny Powers has been elected to fill the office formerly held by Strader.