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Shepherdstown Museum re-opens April 7

By Staff | Mar 23, 2012

The Historic Shepherdstown Museum, operated by the Historic Shepherdstown Commission and located in the Entler Hotel at the corner of German and Princess streets, will re-open on Saturday, Apr. 7. The museum season runs from April 7 through October 31 and for two weeks during the “Christmas in Shepherdstown” celebration.

During those dates, the museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. However, it will also be open additional hours during the Contemporary American Theater Festival. The suggested admission is $4. Children and other students are admitted free.

The museum tells the history of Shepherdstown and the Entler Hotel using objects donated by many generous local patrons. Visitors will be able to see items ranging from impressive 18th and 19th century grandfather clocks made by Shepherdstown’s Craft family to the first book published in what is now West Virginia, including an early Rural Free Delivery mail cart. A replica of James Rumsey’s steamboat, built and owned by the Rumseian Society, can be seen in its own building in the museum’s garden. The museum has objects of interest to everyone. The Entler Hotel dining room shown below is now part of the museum and contains an elegant Craft clock made in Shepherdstown.