Historic Shepherdstown Museum
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The Museum is housed in the old Entler Hotel building at the corner of German and Princess Street. The building, which is on the National Register of Historic Sites, dates from the early 1800’s and was operated as a hotel until 1921 when it was purchased by Shepherd College. In the early 1970’s the building was purchased by the town from the college and restored through the efforts of the Historic Shepherdstown Commission, a group of local townspeople. The museum was opened in 1983.
"Voices from the Storm the War as Shepherdstown Saw It", our newest exhibit premiered in May 2012. The room tells the stories of 5 different people in 1861, during the Civil War.The five represented are:
The Soldier - Henry Kyd Douglas - who was 23 years old in 1861.
The Matriarch - Henrietta Bedinger Lee - who was 51 years old in 1861.
The Preacher - Dr. Charles Andrews - who was 54 years old in 1861.
The Child - Mary Bedinger Mitchell - who was 11 years old in 1861.
The Slave - Wesley Seibert - who was 17 years old in 1861.
April 5 to October 26; Sat 11-5, Sun 1-4
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