2021 Speakers Series

Presentations begin at 7 pm, followed by a Q&A session ending around 8:30pm. The May and June Speaker Series presentations will be via Zoom. To register and receive a Zoom link, please email hsc1786@gmail.com.

  • Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital, September, 1862
    Kevin Pawlek, Historic Site Manager for Prince William County Historic Preservation Division and Certified Battlefield Guide at Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry National Historic Park (presentation details)
  • The C & O Canal: Surprising Truths and Colorful Myths
    Dr. Karen Gray, Volunteer Historian, C & O Canal National Historical Park
  • The Ladies Garland: The Story of an 1820’s Jefferson County Women’s Magazine
    Dr. Dianne Roman, Graphic Designer and Print Historian
  • Love Begins at Home
    Austin and Carmen Slater, owners of the Christian Clise House, 100 West New Street in Shepherdstown, recount their experience renovating this 18th century gem.

Latest News

In the Wake of Battle: A Woman’s Recollections of Shepherdstown during Antietam Week

From 1884 to 1887 a popular magazine called The Century ran a series called “Battles and Leaders of the Civil War,” and later reprinted it in a variety of formats.  The Historic Shepherdstown Museum recently acquired a copy of Volume 32, which contains Mary Bedinger Mitchell’s memories of Shepherdstown during and after the Battle of […]

Back to the Future? The Zittle’s Hundred Years Almanack

Have you ever worried about lice in your cabbage? Does your milk taste like turnips?  Does your canary have asthma? Or maybe you want to stop your cows, or perhaps your horses from kicking.  How about a proven recipe for grape pie, persimmon beer, or Indian corn vinegar? Do you want a sure cure for […]

Digital Exhibits

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


The museum is closed for public tours until further notice. Special tours are possible if a volunteer docent is available. Visitors will be required to follow covid-19 precautions. Call 304-876-0910 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday to inquire. 

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

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2020 Holiday Ornament

The 2020 holiday ornament is now available for purchase, either on our website, or by calling the office at (304) 876-1910.