Upcoming Events

Apr 14, 2024
Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education 213 North King Street. Shepherdstown W.V. 2-4 pm

Annual Spring Meeting

Our annual spring meeting will take place on April, 14th 2024.

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Parade in Jefferson County, WV

Typical JCHS Events

  • Spring and Fall membership meetings with a speaker sharing their knowledge of local history and usually held at the Old Opera House in Charles Town. Sample talks:

    1. Old Roads of Jefferson County, WV
    2. The Dynamite explosion of 1950.
    3. Restoration of the Historic Webb-Blessing House
    4. It is all About the Rivers
    5. John Yates Beall’s contributions to Jefferson County
    6. Medicine during the Civil War and the changes to taking care of patients
  • The annual summer picnic which takes place on the lawn of a historic home of the County. The picnics have been held at 51 locations in Jefferson County since 1969.

  • For several years the Historical Society has been offering a summer seminar on the Civil War in Jefferson County. This has been on a hiatus for two years and now plans are moving forward for the summer of 2023. There are various speakers during the day and usually an onsite visit hosted by the owner. Frequently teachers get credit for attending and the program is open to the public for a small fee.

  • The JCHS has set up a table at the County Fair to give out brochures and share information about the historical society.

  • We have also manned a table at WV days and the Charles Town Farmers Market.

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