2017 Speakers Series

All events will be held at at 7 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, unless otherwise noted.

March 8, 2017: Dave Bullock, “Forgotten 18th Century Roads: Shepherdstown and the Philadelphia Wagon Road.”

May 24, 2017: Fawn Valentine, “West Virginia Quilts and Quiltmakers: Echoes from the Hills.” (Also includes quilt “readings” in the afternoon at the Entler Hotel building from 1-3pm. PRE-REGISTRATION required, limit 2 quilts/per person.)

August 30, 2017: Dr. James Broomall, “The Brother’s War: The Civil War Experiences of Virginia and West Virginia Soldiers”

November 8, 2017: Doug Perks, “Changing Faces – Mr. Jefferson’s County”

Latest News

Remembering Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore, the iconic television personality who died earlier this year, had a family connection to Shepherdstown as well as to the Historic Shepherdstown Museum. Her great, great, great grandfather, Conrad Shindler, an early resident of Shepherdstown, was a coppersmith and lived in a house at the corner of German and Church Streets.  Several […]

Historic Shepherdstown to Feature Quilt Events in May

On May 24, Fawn Valentine, a West Virginia quilt expert, will be in Shepherdstown to”read” local quilts from 1 to 3 p.m. and to give a talk, “West Virginia Quilts and Quiltmakers: Echoes from the Hills,” at 7 p.m. In addition, throughout the month of May, the Historic Shepherdstown Museum will display three quilts loaned […]

The Editor and the Spy: Espionage and Poetry in Shepherdstown on the Eve of the Civil War

by Jerry Bruce Thomas In 2012, Yale University Press published John Brown’s Spy: The Adventurous Life and Tragic Confession of John E. Cook, by Steven Lubet.  The book details Cook’s early life in New England and activities in Kansas and Virginia (largely in Jefferson County) leading up to John Brown’s abortive attempt in October 1859 […]

Digital Exhibits

Eleazer Hutchinson Miller

M. L. Entler embroidered green jacket

Piedmont Table

Photo of James Shepherd Dining Table
Photo of cherry end

Cherry Table Ends

Adam Link Desk

Brass Cuspidor

McMurran Clock Tower

Alexander R. Boteler

The Rumsey Steamboat Museum

Joseph McMurran

Daniel Bedinger

War of 1812

Alexander Gardner photo of the Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam

Red Sox Uniform

Civil War Marker No. 23

Hopkins Desk

John Woltz Clock

Entler Hotel

McMurran Hall

Old Trinity Church

James Rumsey

Reverend John Kehler

Rumsey Monument

Eleanor (Strode) Shepherd

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

HOURS AND INFO

The museum is open every weekend from April through October and during the holiday season:

• 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. FREE admission to Historic Shepherdstown members, children, students & military.

Tours are available by appointment.

We Are Here

Contact Us

P.O. Box 1786
129 E. German St.
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
304.876.0910
info@historicshepherdstown.com

View Form 990

View Historic Shepherdstown's IRS Form 990 for the last three years.