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2016 Shepherdstown Library Ornaments Are Selling Fast!

With the holidays right around the corner, are you looking for a stocking stuffer, hostess gift, or something to make your tree sparkle? Then look no further! The Historic Shepherdstown Commission is introducing their second annual holiday ornament, The Old Market House, also known as the Shepherdstown Library.

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Holiday Traditions: From Germany to German Street

The Christmas Tree Shepherdstown kicked off the holiday season on November 25 with the lighting of the tree in front of McMurran Hall. While Mrs. Claus, the Grinch and Santa on a firetruck are more recent additions to Shepherdstown’s public holiday events, the town tree has been a Christmas tradition since 1921 when the Shepherdstown […]

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The Colorful History of Stone Row on New Street

The four houses that make up Stone Row on New Street were once the site of one of the first breweries in what is now the State of West Virginia. Marc Briod, a board member of Historic Shepherdstown Commission and a resident of one of the units, writes about the history of the building.  Philip […]

Digital Exhibits

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Photograph courtesy of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA).
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Photo of James Shepherd Dining Table
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Adam Link Desk

Adam Link Desk

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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).
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John Francis Hamtramck
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Joseph McMurran

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Daniel Bedinger

The Taking of Fort George

War of 1812

The Battle of Shepherdstown
Alexander Gardner photo of the Battle of Antietam
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Red Sox Uniform

Shepherdstown During the Civil War
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Civil War Marker #23
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John Woltz Clock

Entler Hotel

Entler Hotel

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McMurran Hall

Eleanor (Strode) Shepherd donated $800 to the building of the church

Old Trinity Church

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James Rumsey

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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

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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Contact Us

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

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