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”

Office Space Available in October

Affordable quiet office space available on first floor in the Historic Entler Hotel in Shepherdstown, WV. 127 sq. ft. including small closet. All utilities included and limited parking available. Call 304-876-0910 for more information or email hsc1786@gmail.com.

Latest News

The Civil War Comes to Shepherdstown — September 1862

We have a new exhibit in the Museum — it’s called The Civil War Comes to Shepherdstown, September 2017. If you attended Jim Broomall’s Speakers Series talk a week or so ago, you may have seen it displayed in the lobby of the Byrd Center. You can view the digitized version here or stop by […]

Speakers Series: Dr. James J. Broomall

On August 30, Dr. James J. Broomall will speak on “Crossroads: Civil War Comes to Shepherdstown.” Dr. Broomall is an Assistant Professor of History at Shepherd University, and Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War.  His talk, part of the Historic Shepherdstown Commission 2017 Speakers Series, will take place at […]

Gun Fire Ushers in 4th of July in 1856, Citizens go to “Big Spring” for Celebration

The morning of the 4th was ushered in amid the loud report of several guns, evidently to admonish our citizens that another anniversary of American independence had arrived, and the lowering clouds were portentous of squally weather.  But the coming of the bright sun dissipated the black clouds, and the blue vault of heaven became […]

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


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.

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

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