Two weeks ago, Historic Shepherdstown had a special ribbon-cutting party, with our mayor doing the honors, as the Museum was reopened for the 2008 season after being closed during 2007 for much-needed repairs and upgrades. It really looks great – the exhibits are now professionally mounted and display, the look is less cluttered and the exhibits stand out more. I especially enjoyed the new Arts & History room, with the vintage quilt and samplers. I love looking at antique and vintage needlework and we have several samplers from the 1940s and 1950s hanging on the walls of the Inn. The exhibits give a nice little synopsis of the rich history of Shepherdstown going back to pre-Revolutionary war times when a regiment was gathered here to support General Washington in Boston to more current events like the peace talks held here during President Clinton’s term in office.
The Museum is open from April through October and for Christmas in Shepherdstown, on Saturdays from 11 – 5 and Sundays from 1 -4. Special tours for groups can also be arranged at other times – just call the director for details (304-876-0910).
Jeanne & Jim at the
Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B in Shepherdstown, WV