Speaker Series – “Black Burial Grounds of Jefferson County, West Virginia: Restoring Lost History through Cemetery Preservation”, Addison Reese, Byrd Center, April 17, 2024

Historic Shepherdstown is pleased to announce the first talk in its 2024 Speaker Series. Addison Reese, cemetery caretaker, advocate, local historian, and educator, will present “Black Burial Grounds of Jefferson […]

Museum reopening April 20, 2024

The Museum will open on April 20. Hours through October will be Saturdays 11 – 5  and Sunday 1-4. Come visit our three floors of history and  items crafted by […]


The Museum will open on April 20. Hours through October will be Saturdays 11 – 5  and Sunday 1-4.

Special tours are possible if a volunteer docent is available. Call 304-876-0910 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday to inquire. 

Suggested donation: $5.00 per person. FREE admission to Historic Shepherdstown members, children, students and military.


129 E. German Street
(corner of German and Princess Streets)
Shepherdstown, WV

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2024 Speakers Series

  • African American cemeteries in the local area
    • April 17.  Addison Reese, Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commissioner, will share her extensive knowledge of African American cemeteries in the local area
  • Native Americans in the Shenandoah Valley
    • May 15. Dr. Carole Nash, James Madison University, archaeologist, principal investigator Shenandoah National Park, will discuss Native Americans in the Shenandoah Valley
  • The Historic National Road
    • September 4th. Tiffany Ahalt, National Road Heritage Foundation, will give a presentation on the National Road
  • The Architectural Features of the Shepherdstown Historic District
    • October 16. Keith Alexander and Tom Mayes, both members of the Shepherdstown Historic Landmarks Commission, will discuss the architectural features of the Shepherdstown Historic District, 1850 to present

Digital Exhibits

Posey Advert July 7, 1842

Frederick Jerome Posey

Rickard House

Rickard House

Photo courtesy of State Library of Queensland.
Shepherdstown Opera House
Baptismal Font from the Christ Reformed Church

The General’s Table

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