Picturing Harrisonburg: Visions of a Shenandoah Valley City since 1828 , is a collaboration between JMU’s Institute for Visual Studies (IVS) and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society to showcase the evolution of Harrisonburg through paintings, postcards, maps and photographs. The exhibit begins with a picture of the first hand-drawn plan of the town, completed in 1828. Dr. David Ehrenpreis, the director of IVS, authored a book of the same name to complement the exhibit. This work is part of a larger Picturing Harrisonburg project and events are scheduled to take place throughout the community this fall to honor the city’s history. Read more