October 21, 2015: Boteler's Cement Mill, by Dr. Karen Gray

Boteler’s Cement Mill

Dr. Karen Gray, who has been studying the C&O Canal and nearby areas for 40 years, will give an illustrated talk on the historic Boteler Cement Mill near Shepherdstown as part of the Historic Shepherdstown Speakers Series.

Boteler’s Cement Mill, located near Packhorse or Boteler’s Ford, one half mile below Shepherdstown, played an important role in the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown, and in the construction of the Canal and of many Federal buildings in Washington. It has been designated a Jefferson County Historic Landmark by the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission.

The talk is set for October 21 at 7 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, located next to the Scarborough Library on the Shepherd University Campus. The talk is free and open to the public.

November 7, 2015: The Tumultuous History of the McMurran Hall Clock Tower

The Tumultuous History of the McMurran Hall Clock Tower

Saturday, November 7, 2015, 11 a.m. Reynolds Hall
The Origins of McMurran Hall: Rezin D. Shepherd, the Clock Tower, and the Town Hall. Featuring speakers Jim Surkamp and Dan Tokar.