2019 Speakers Series

April 24, 2019
Tom Mayes, Vice President and Senior Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation: “Why Old Places Matter: How Historic Places Affect Our Identity and Well-Being” (in partnership with the Shepherdstown Historic Landmarks Commission)

May 22, 2019
Joseph Goss, author of an upcoming book, Frontier Cabin Story, which describes his extensive research on the cabin’s early history, including his use of improvised research techniques to discover the cabin’s first owner, its age and boundaries, and to lay bare some of the house’s unexplored secrets:  “Rediscovering the History of a Long-Forgotten Shepherdstown Log Farmhouse”

Sept. 11, 2019
Matthew Webster, Director of the Grainger Department of  Architectural Preservation at Colonial Williamsburg; Kate Hughes, Peggy N. Gerry Research Scholar, the American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Katie McKinney, Assistant Curator of Maps and Prints, Colonial Williamsburg; and Nicholas Powers, Curator of Collections, Museum of the Shenandoah: four talks under the title “Artisans in the Lower Shenandoah Valley”

Oct. 16, 2019
Randall Tremba, Retired Pastor, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church (1976-2017), telling stories about people who were part of the town’s renaissance starting in the 1970s: “Dr. Price, Mrs. Williams and Her Corgi, Plus Other Tales and Characters of Shepherdstown”

Latest News

Four Experts to Discuss Artisans of the Lower Shenandoah Valley

On Wednesday, September 11th, Historic Shepherdstown will present “Artisans of the Lower Shenandoah Valley,” a panel discussion by four experts on the history of decorative arts in this area. Located at the Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education on the Shepherd campus, the free event will begin at 6:45 with Historic Shepherdstown’s annual meeting […]

Silversmiths of Jefferson and Berkeley Counties: Preserving the History of the Eastern Panhandle One Spoon at a Time

By: Eric S. Hendricks Jenkins Growing up surrounded by my mother’s family, the Hendricks’ of Shepherdstown, the concepts of history and collecting were always impressed upon me as being a worthwhile endeavor. As a child the wonders of the natural world were the pride of my collecting ambition: feathers, snail shells, smoothly polished river rocks, […]

Digital Exhibits

John James Abert

Silver Spoons

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

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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
304.876.0910
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