Our 2021 Ornament, the Thomas Shepherd Mill, is now available for sale. Order from the Museum Shop or pick one up in the Museum (Saturdays 12 – 4 p.m.) or the office (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays). All ornaments from previous years are also available if you are just starting your collection.
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The Museum reopened on June 12. Read all about it in the Shepherdstown Chronicle’s June 18, 2021 article.
Photo by Tabitha Johnson and used with permission.
There’s a new small display in the 3rd floor hallway of the Museum, opposite the Civil War Room. It’s an enlarged copy of two pages from a diary kept by Shepherdstown resident, Cato Moore Entler. Born in Shepherdstown in 1821, he was the son of Joseph Entler, owner of Shepherdstown’s Great Western Hotel, and nephew of […]
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 […]
Historic Preservation Month award winners May is National Historic Preservation Month and we celebrate by honoring individuals involved in preservation efforts in the Shepherdstown area. Traditionally the awards are presented at our May Speaker Series event. Because of the uncertainty about when restrictions on public gatherings will be lifted, we have cancelled our May event. […]
On March 10, 1920, West Virginia became the 34th State to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited the states from denying women the right to vote. Also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, it was named after this early pioneer of women’s suffrage. Two years earlier, President Woodrow Wilson urged […]
In his talk, “Rediscovering the History of a Long-Forgotten Shepherdstown Log Farmhouse,” Mr. Goss will describe his determined efforts to research the history of the log home near Shepherdstown he and his wife Lynne purchased in 2011. Local author Joseph Goss, will present the second talk in Historic Shepherdstown’s 2019 Speakers Series on May 22 at […]
A partnership of Shepherdstown churches and community organizations is sponsoring the first Shepherdstown Tour of Historic Churches on December 26 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The churches, all located in town and all with long histories, are Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, New Street United Methodist, Shepherdstown Presbyterian, St. Agnes Catholic, St. Peter’s Lutheran, […]
Historic Shepherdstown now has its 2018 Christmas ornament available for sale. This year it is the historic Entler Hotel. It is the fourth in a series of historic buildings by HSC. Ornaments can be purchased in the museum on the weekends during Christmas in Shepherdstown and also in the HSC office during normal business hours […]