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

November 8 Talk Will Feature Past and Present Jefferson County Photos

On November 8 at 7 p.m., Doug Perks, Jefferson County Museum Historian and WV History Hero, will present “Changing Faces—Mr. Jefferson’s County” as the finale of the Historic Shepherdstown Commission’s 2017 Speakers Series. The talk will take place in the auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education on the Shepherd […]

Time Traveler

Occupying a prominent place in the front parlor of the Historic Shepherdstown Museum is a new piece that has several connections to the town.  It’s a Jacob Craft tall clock, donated by Curt Mason, a former member of the Museum’s Board of Directors.  Not only was the clock made in Shepherdstown, but it belonged to […]

Jefferson County Museum Survey

As part of an outreach project, the Jefferson County Museum in Charles Town, WV is collecting feedback from current and potential visitors on how the museum could serve them better. If you would like to participate in the survey, please visit: www.surveymonkey.com/r/jeffcomuseumwv Thank you for your participation!

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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