‘Facts and Fables’ presentation to be held
On Dec. 6, the Jefferson County Historical Society, the Shepherdstown Men’s Club and the Historic Shepherdstown Commission (HSC) will host historian and Shepherdstown native Dr. Jim Price’s presentation “Facts and Fables: Setting Shepherdstown History Straight.”
A ninth generation Shepherdstown resident, Price descends from the Byers family, which settled here in 1740. Price attended Shepherd College between 1948 and 1950 and West Virginia University in 1951. Between 1952 and 1956 he attended Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, earning a doctor of veterinary medicine degree. He practiced large animal medicine for 40 years, retiring in 1996. He is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Shepherdstown and a Paul Harris Fellow and was named the Honorary Lifetime Member of the Shepherd College Alumni Association in 1984.
A historian, storyteller and lecturer, Price was named the media liaison for the town of Shepherdstown during the Shepherdstown Israeli-Syrian Peace Talks in 2000 and was interviewed by a number of media outlets, including National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”
Price has received various awards including Excellence in Community Service Award from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (2004) and the Historic Preservation Aard from the HSC (1995).
The event is free and open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. at the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherdstown University. The presentation will be followed by a public reception for Dr. Price, who will be available to answer questions from the public.
For more information call 304-724-7008.