2016 Speakers Series

Dr. Bankhurst
Rumsey Monument, then and now

Digital Exhibits

Adam Link Desk

Adam Link Desk

Brass Cuspidor

Brass Cuspidor

taken 28 March 2016
Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
R. D. McLean, by Johnson, Salt Lake City.  A. D. Storms, The Players Blue Book (Worcester, Mass.: Sutherland & Storms, Publishers, 1901), p. 167; Google Books (https://books.google.com/books?id=KlE3AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA167 : 2016).
John Francis Hamtramck
2 rumsey stmboat museum

Joseph McMurran


Daniel Bedinger

The Taking of Fort George

War of 1812

The Battle of Shepherdstown
Alexander Gardner photo of the Battle of Antietam
Red Sox Jersey - front

Red Sox Uniform

Shepherdstown During the Civil War
Civil War Marker #23

Hopkins Desk


John Woltz Clock

Entler Hotel

Entler Hotel

5 McMurran Hall 2
Eleanor (Strode) Shepherd donated $800 to the building of the church

Old Trinity Church

James Rumsey

James Rumsey

Johannes Kehler

Reverend John Kehler

James Rumsey Monument

Rumsey Monument

Eleanor (Strode) Shepherd Signature
Conrad Shindler House

Shindler House

"Conrad Shindler Portrait CROP" by Nredding01 - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Conrad_Shindler_Portrait_CROP.jpg#/media/File:Conrad_Shindler_Portrait_CROP.jpg

Conrad Shindler

Copper Kettle

Copper Kettle

Latest News

Our Own Ghost of Shepherdstown

If you watched the television series, Ghosts of Shepherdstown, you know all about the spirits of Confederate soldiers that haunt the basements, attics and streets of Shepherdstown.  But did you know that the Historic Shepherdstown Museum has its own phantom? It all started back in 1808. Peyton Bull Smith and Joseph Holmes, sons of prominent […]

6th Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar

The Sixth Annual Jefferson County Civil War Seminar will be held on June 21, 22, and 23, 2016. Sponsored jointly by the Charles Town Library Civil War Roundtable, the Harpers Ferry Historical Association, the Historic Shepherdstown Commission, the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society, and the Jefferson County Historical Society, the seminar is free of […]

Shepherdstown honors its Revolutionary War dead with a commemorative plaque. Left to right: Cindy Nicewarner, Cheryl Brown and Dr, John Stealey.

Shepherdstown Honors Its Revolutionary War Soldiers

After 100 Years Danske Dandridge’s Wish Fulfilled To honor the men of Shepherdstown who fought in the Revolutionary War, a plaque was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016, a 100th anniversary gift of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Pack Horse Ford Chapter to the town. Cheryl Brown, Regent of the local DAR chapter, […]

Hours and Information

The museum is open to the public from April through October, at the following times:

  • Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Suggested donation: $4.00 per person. Admission FREE for Historic Shepherdstown members, children, students & military.

Private tours are available by appointment.

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Contact Us

P.O. Box 1786
129 E. German St.
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

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