Historic Shepherdstown & Museum

Historic Shepherdstown & Museum Historic Shepherdstown & Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to preserve Shepherdstown history.

Some of our volunteers at or in the Shepherdstown Parade! It was a fun time enjoyed by all!!
07/05/2019

Some of our volunteers at or in the Shepherdstown Parade! It was a fun time enjoyed by all!!

Come visit the museum!!
04/04/2019
Historic Shepherdstown & Museum

Come visit the museum!!

The museum is opening for the season this Saturday at 11am! Please, come and join us this Saturday to see our new display. We are thrilled to showcase a collection of silver made by local craftsmen loaned by one of our docents, Eric Jenkins.

The museum is opening for the season this Saturday at 11am! Please, come and join us this Saturday to see our new displa...
04/03/2019
Shepherdstown Museum to Open with Display of Local Silver – Historic Shepherdstown

The museum is opening for the season this Saturday at 11am! Please, come and join us this Saturday to see our new display. We are thrilled to showcase a collection of silver made by local craftsmen loaned by one of our docents, Eric Jenkins.

Shepherdstown Museum to Open with Display of Local Silver April 1, 2019/in News /by Kelsey Hotaling The Historic Shepherdstown Museum will open for the season on April 6 with a display of historic Shepherdstown and Jefferson County silverware. Beginning on April 6, the Museum will be open on Saturda...

03/13/2019

Does anyone have pussy willows growing that I could get some for our spring reception and they be budding the first week in April?

Recently Historic Shepherdstown honored all their hard working volunteers and museum docents with a brunch at the Bavari...
03/11/2019

Recently Historic Shepherdstown honored all their hard working volunteers and museum docents with a brunch at the Bavarian Inn followed by a ghost tour at the Museum!

Help us to save the past and serve the future! Our membership letters have been mailed to renew membership for 2019. Mem...
02/27/2019

Help us to save the past and serve the future! Our membership letters have been mailed to renew membership for 2019. Membership supports historic preservation in the Shepherstown community, lectures, school tours, conservation and acquisition of museum items. We also offer invitations to special programs. You can also visit our website to become a member today!

02/04/2019

Mark your calendars! The 2019 season of our Speakers Series has been set.

April 24th: "Why Old Places Matter: How Historic Places Affect Our Identity & Well-Being" (in partnership with the Shepherdstown Historic Landmarks Commission) Tom Mayes, National Trust for Historic Preservation

May 22: “Rediscovering the History of a Long-Forgotten Shepherdstown Log Farmhouse” Joseph Goss, author of an upcoming book, Frontier Cabin Story

Sept. 11: "Artisans of the Lower Shenandoah Valley" Matthew Webster, Colonial Williamsburg's (CW) Director of Architectural Preservation and Research; Kate Hughes, Curatorial Intern & Research Scholar of the American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Katie McKenny, CW Assistant Curator of Maps and Prints; and Nicholas Powers, Curator of Collections, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Oct. 16th: "Dr. Price, Mrs Williams & Her Corgi plus Other Tales & Characters of Shepherdstown" Randall Tremba, Pastor, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 1976-2017

Formal events will be created in the upcoming weeks. We hope to see you there!

Some more updates for our lovely Facebook group. We've got a big job ahead of us this year. If this looks familiar, it i...
02/01/2019

Some more updates for our lovely Facebook group. We've got a big job ahead of us this year. If this looks familiar, it is the back porch of the museum in the midst of some preliminary work to shore up its connection to the 1786 building. The Rumsey Vo-Tech program rebuilt the porches in the 1980s. They are again in need of some major restoration. An assessment of the scope of the problem is being made. We hope the work to maintain this part of the building will be underway shortly!

Some highlights from our newsletter! In 2018 we celebrated some great museum acquisitions. The first image is a silhouet...
01/31/2019

Some highlights from our newsletter! In 2018 we celebrated some great museum acquisitions. The first image is a silhouette of Rezin Davis Shepherds created in 1844 by William Henry Brown. The second image is a tall chest attributed to cabinet maker Adam Link. This chest shares some characteristic elements with the Adam Link desk displayed across from it in the front parlor.

12/26/2018

We hope you all enjoyed your Christmas Day. If you're in Shepherdstown and hear the church bells ringing at 3pm, it means that the Shepherdstown Holiday tour of Historic Churches have begun! You may start your tour at the Historic Shepherdstown Museum or at the War Memorial Building where maps will be provided. Refreshments will be served at the War Memorial Building.

Historic Shepherdstown board members in the recent Shepherdstown Christmas parade. Also, Santa in the Museum afterwards ...
12/14/2018

Historic Shepherdstown board members in the recent Shepherdstown Christmas parade. Also, Santa in the Museum afterwards with two adorable children!

The Shepherdstown Holiday Marketplace is here in time for your holiday shopping! Drop in this weekend and next between 1...
12/08/2018

The Shepherdstown Holiday Marketplace is here in time for your holiday shopping! Drop in this weekend and next between 10am - 4:30pm to shop local specialty goods.

What a wonderful reading of " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Mrs. Entler today!
12/08/2018

What a wonderful reading of " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Mrs. Entler today!

Our new 2018 ornament has arrived in time for the holiday season! This year it features our home, the Entler Hotel. You ...
11/14/2018

Our new 2018 ornament has arrived in time for the holiday season! This year it features our home, the Entler Hotel.

You may purchase this and our other ornament designs on our website: http://historicshepherdstown.com/visit/museum-shop/. We are also open during our regular weekend hours from Nov. 24th - Dec. 26th.

11/12/2018

I want to thank all our hard working building committee volunteers for everything they did today to maintain the Entler Hotel building in all its glory!

11/09/2018

The museum will be open in observance of Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11th from 2-4. We hope to see you there!

Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association is holding a Battlefield Barn Bash on September 22. http://shepherdst...
08/11/2018
Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association | History Worth Fighting For

Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association is holding a Battlefield Barn Bash on September 22.

http://shepherdstownbattlefield.org/

Special Event September 22, 2018 from 1:00 – 8:00 pm Click for ticket prices and online purchasing Thank You for Visiting our Site The Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. (SBPA) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving the site of the Civil War battle at Shepherdst...

Mystery Photos
08/07/2018

Mystery Photos

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not ident...
08/07/2018

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not identified in any way. If you can help us out with any information -- dates, places, even guesses -- we'd be so grateful.
We think the structure might have been located on West High Street but are unsure. Do you know This building? Do you know when this photograph may have been taken? If you do, please let the Historic Shepherdstown Commission know by telling us in the comments section below.

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not ident...
07/24/2018

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not identified in any way. If you can help us out with any information -- names, dates, places, even guesses -- we'd be so grateful.
Do you know any of these people? Do you know where they are? Do you know when this photograph may have been taken? If you do, please let the Historic Shepherdstown Commission know by telling us in the comments section below.

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not ident...
07/24/2018

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not identified in any way. If you can help us out with any information -- names, dates, places, even guesses -- we'd be so grateful. From the previous post with the women in Girl Scout Leader uniforms, we know the picture is related to this picture. Do you know when this photograph may have been taken? Do you know where this took place? If you do, please let the Historic Shepherdstown Commission know by telling us in the comments section below.

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not ident...
07/24/2018

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not identified in any way. If you can help us out with any information -- names, dates, places, even guesses -- we'd be so grateful.
We think that the women in the photograph are military women, around the time of WWI based on other pictures in the Archives that we have seen.
Do you know any of these people? Do you know where they are? Do you know when this photograph may have been taken? If you do, please let the Historic Shepherdstown Commission know by telling us in the comments section below.

We're so pleased with the wonderful work that Dan Tokar has done in restoring the fencing in Shepherd Burial Ground!
07/21/2018

We're so pleased with the wonderful work that Dan Tokar has done in restoring the fencing in Shepherd Burial Ground!

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not ident...
07/13/2018

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not identified in any way. If you can help us out with any information -- names, dates, places, even guesses -- we'd be so grateful.
We think that the women in the photograph are at the University of Virginia, from other pictures in the Archives.
Do you know any of these people? Do you know where they are? Do you know when this photograph may have been taken? If you do, please let the Historic Shepherdstown Commission know by telling us in the comments section below.

4th of July Parade
07/06/2018

4th of July Parade

ON SALE NOW!!!!!The Historic Shepherdstown Commission is carrying a limited quantity of West Virginia ornaments this yea...
06/30/2018

ON SALE NOW!!!!!

The Historic Shepherdstown Commission is carrying a limited quantity of West Virginia ornaments this year. The ornament features the state bird, Capitol, an illustration of a coal miner, mountaineer and a farmer as well as the state flower.

The ornament is $20 and can be purchased at the Historic Shepherdstown Museum which is open April to October
Saturdays 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm.

ON SALE NOW!!!!!The Historic Shepherdstown Commission ornament collection has increased by one. The 2018 ornament is the...
06/29/2018

ON SALE NOW!!!!!

The Historic Shepherdstown Commission ornament collection has increased by one. The 2018 ornament is the Entler Hotel.
This building was originally used as a hotel run by Daniel Entler in the 1800's. Throughout the years though it was used a Civil War hospital after the Battle of Antietam, a men's dormitory after the building was sold and now houses the Historic Shepherdstown Museum.

The ornament is $20 and can be purchased at the Historic Shepherdstown Museum which is open April to October
Saturdays 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Sundays 1:00 pm-4:00 pm.

The Historic Shepherdstown Commission recently acquired a new piece for the Historic Shepherdstown Museum. The piece is ...
06/22/2018

The Historic Shepherdstown Commission recently acquired a new piece for the Historic Shepherdstown Museum. The piece is a Walnut High Chest which is attributed to Adam Link circa 1790. The chest originally belonged to the Nancy R. Ropp Family and then was purchased by Carol Fogarty. Ms. Fogarty graciously donated this piece to the museum. We thank Ms. Fogarty for her donation and the wonderful addition to the Historic Shepherdstown Museum. The chest can be seen in the parlor area of the Historic Shepherdstown Museum.

06/20/2018

We just had a beautiful Link chest donated to the museum. Looking for four young strapping men to carry it up to third floor of the museum.

Thank you for all who attended our Speaker Series on “Shenandoah Germanic Heritage”
06/14/2018

Thank you for all who attended our Speaker Series on “Shenandoah Germanic Heritage”

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not ident...
06/12/2018

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not identified in any way. If you can help us out with any information -- names, dates, places, -- we'd be so grateful.
We know that the girls in the photograph are 3rd grade girls who attended Shepherd Elementary School. Do you know who is in the photograph? Or where this photograph was taken? Any and all information that you can provide is much appreciated. Please write your comments below.

Enjoying tea with Mrs. Entler today.
06/02/2018

Enjoying tea with Mrs. Entler today.

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not ident...
05/29/2018

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not identified in any way. If you can help us out with any information -- names, dates, places, even guesses -- we'd be so grateful.
Do you know any of this young man? Do you know when this photograph may have been taken? If you do, please let the Historic Shepherdstown Commission know by telling us in the comments section below.

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not ident...
05/25/2018

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not identified in any way. If you can help us out with any information -- names, dates, places, even guesses -- we'd be so grateful.
Do you know any of these people? Do you know where they are? Do you know when this photograph may have been taken? If you do, please let the Historic Shepherdstown Commission know by telling us in the comments section below.

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not ident...
05/25/2018

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not identified in any way. If you can help us out with any information -- names, dates, places, even guesses -- we'd be so grateful.
Do you know any of these people? Do you know where they are? Do you know when this photograph may have been taken? If you do, please let the Historic Shepherdstown Commission know by telling us in the comments section below.

05/18/2018

In light of the pending weather this weekend, the Elmwood Tour has been POSTPONED and has been re-scheduled for Saturday, June 9 at 11 AM.

Come have tea with Mrs. Entler. Learn about the history of the Entler Hotel and have a tour of the Historic Shepherdstow...
05/15/2018

Come have tea with Mrs. Entler. Learn about the history of the Entler Hotel and have a tour of the Historic Shepherdstown Museum while enjoying a cup of tea and some cookies. We will be taking reservations for Tea With Mrs. Entler until May 22nd.

Cost:
$8. per student
$10.00 per adult
$25.00 family membership.

Please R.S.V.P. by May 22, 2018 at 304-876-0910
or [email protected]

Choose times ranging from:

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not ident...
04/25/2018

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not identified in any way. If you can help us out with any information -- names, dates, places, even guesses -- we'd be so grateful.
We don't know when the photo was taken or who this person is or where this building is? Do you know who is in the photograph? Any and all information that you can provide is much appreciated. Please write your comments below

Local historian and Washington family descendant Walter Washington and architectural historian John Allen will kick off ...
04/17/2018

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 ancestor Samuel Washington, brother of George Washington. He is currently President of Friends of Happy Retreat, the home of Charles Town, WV founder Charles Washington. He is also a former chair of the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission and former board member of the Jefferson County Historical Society.

John C. Allen, Jr. authored Uncommon Vernacular: The Early Houses of Jefferson County, West Virginia, 1735-1835, a comprehensive and meticulous exploration of the county's historic houses. He is also former chair of the Jefferson County Historical Landmarks Commission.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

Other Speakers Series events for 2018 are on the Historic Shepherdstown website at historicshepherdstown.com.

04/12/2018

The Entler Hotel.
J. N. TRUSSELL, Prop'r.

Having recently leased the above house for a term of years, and having repaired it and refurnished it with
new furniture throughout, I am now prepared to receive both permanent and transient guests at low rates.
There is a sample room for commercial men and first-class accommodations are provided. Good accommodations are furnished to summer boarders. Boats for fishing are provided at a nominal charge. Polite and honest servants, bright and airy rooms, a well-provided table at all seasons, enable the proprietor to offer every comfort to his guests.

TERMS -- $1.50 per day, $5 to $6 per week, $18 to $25 per month, according to location of room, and
whether room is occupied by one or more persons.

For further information address the proprietor,
J N. TRUSSELL,
Shepherdstown, W. Va.

From the Shepherdstown Register, April 12, 1889.

The Museum opens on Saturday -- hope to see you there!
04/03/2018
Shepherdstown Museum Offers New Displays at April 7 Opening – Historic Shepherdstown

The Museum opens on Saturday -- hope to see you there!

Shepherdstown Museum Offers New Displays at April 7 Opening April 3, 2018/in News /by bts4hsmThe 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 cl...

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not ident...
04/03/2018

Calling all "mystery photo" detectives! The Historic Shepherdstown archives contain many, many photos that are not identified in any way. If you can help us out with any information -- names.
We know that the photograph is from the Shepherdstown Register. We also know that the men are painting the walls inside the War Memorial Building on March 15, 1951. But we do not know who these helpful men are. Any and all information that you can provide is much appreciated. Please write your comments below.

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129 E. German St.
Shepherdstown, WV
25443

Opening Hours

Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 01:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(304) 876-0910

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