Historic Shepherdstown & Museum

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

12/13/2019

Come to Shepherdstown Thursday, December 26, from 2 - 6 pm for a self-guided walking tour and stroll the 1.7 mile route to take in several beautifully decorated historic churches. Refreshments will follow at the War Memorial Building and there will be free metered street parking!

Stop by the Museum this weekend and pick up our newest ornament, Jefferson Security Bank, aka Yellow Brick Bank. If you ...
12/05/2019

Stop by the Museum this weekend and pick up our newest ornament, Jefferson Security Bank, aka Yellow Brick Bank. If you can’t make it this weekend the Museum will be open weekends until Christmas.

Stop by the Museum in December.  We're all decorated for Christmas with a traditional tree, animated figures, and a spec...
12/04/2019

Stop by the Museum in December. We're all decorated for Christmas with a traditional tree, animated figures, and a special visit from Santa Claus on December 7. The Museum is open regular hours during Christmas in Shepherdstown: Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00.

We have some nice temporary musical additions to the museum this weekend only! So, come and stop by before 5pm today and...
09/21/2019

We have some nice temporary musical additions to the museum this weekend only! So, come and stop by before 5pm today and between 1-4 pm on Sunday!

We are participating in the Smithsonian Magazine's 15th Annual Museum Day! The museum is open from 11-5 today. We will o...
09/21/2019

We are participating in the Smithsonian Magazine's 15th Annual Museum Day! The museum is open from 11-5 today. We will open our doors free to all Smithsonian Museum Day ticket-holders TODAY on Saturday, September 21st. This is a national celebration that emulates the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, D.C-based museums.

Last week, at our annual membership meeting and Speaker Series event, we surprised Teresa! Teresa has been our administr...
09/18/2019

Last week, at our annual membership meeting and Speaker Series event, we surprised Teresa! Teresa has been our administrator for five years, and we wanted to show her a little appreciation. Without her, Historic Shepherdstown wouldn't be what it is today.

Teresa McLaughlin's bio: AAS in Business, CTC of Shepherd; RBA, Shepherd University; Native of Greenbrier County, WV. Resident of Martinsburg for almost 50 years to present. Finance Manager, part time, Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle for seven years; Administrator, part time for Historic Shepherdstown Commission for five years to present.

Porch refurbishment is underway! You can book NOW for your fall wedding or party next year to enjoy the beautiful garden...
08/27/2019

Porch refurbishment is underway! You can book NOW for your fall wedding or party next year to enjoy the beautiful garden and freshly redone porches in 2020. We will keep our followers posted on the progress. We'd like to thank our members for supporting this initative.

To learn more about booking an event space: http://historicshepherdstown.com/site-rental/.

08/27/2019

We are open this Friday from 3-5. Come and visit us! September Friday open dates are TBA. Stay tuned!

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 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

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.

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129 E. German St.
Shepherdstown, WV
25443

Opening Hours

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

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(304) 876-0910

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