The Historic Shepherdstown Museum recently acquired some silver spoons that were made by a Shepherdstown artisan some 200 years ago. Raw metals in the early 1800s were difficult to come by and any silver that was used most likely came from silver coins, which were melted down and molded into the desired shape –spoon, fork […]
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Local historian and Washington family descendant Walter Washington and architectural historian John Allen will kick off the Historic Shepherdstown Commission’s 2018 Speakers Series on April 18 at 7 p.m. Their talk is entitled “History and Architecture of the Washington Family Homes of Jefferson County.” Walter Washington restored and maintains Harewood, the historic home of his […]
The Historic Shepherdstown Museum opens for the season on April 7 with a new temporary display of past and recent photos of Shepherdstown. In addition, visitors will be able to see a “new” Jacob Craft clock donated last fall by former Jefferson County resident Curt Mason. Beginning on April 7, the Museum will be open […]
Historic Shepherdstown is partnering with the the Historic Landmarks Commission to host a public event celebrating the historic places in Shepherdstown. The public is invited to lend their input to the new Shepherdstown Historic District Guidelines, recently revised by the Mills Group (http://millsgrouponline.com/) a firm specializing in planning historic preservation for communities. Experts will be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]