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Historic Shepherdstown offers Jim Price’s Shepherdstown Stories on DVD

By Staff | Dec 5, 2014

On Oct. 23, Dr. James C. Price gave a talk on Shepherdstown history as part of the Historic Shepherdstown Speakers Series. The title of the talk was “Strange As It Seems: Actual Happenings in Shepherdstown.” During the talk, Price presented a combination of some of his old Shepherdstown stories and many new ones in an entertaining hour of what one attendee called “Jim Price at his best.” The Historic Shepherdstown Commission is offering for sale a DVD of the talk at the price of $15. Most of that will defray the cost of the DVD, but Dr. Price has generously agreed that the extra $5 will serve as a fundraiser for Historic Shepherdstown.

Dr. Price, who is Historian Laureate of Shepherdstown, had a long career as a doctor of veterinary medicine. Remembering stories he had heard growing up, he entertained his wife Sallye and son Jimmy over the years with tales of old Shepherdstown. Jimmy loved the stories and urged his father to write them down in a book. After he retired in 1996, Dr. Price wrote down historic tales of the town for the Shepherdstown Chronicle. He wrote 159 articles from 1997 until 2004 in a series called Deja Vues. In 2012, remembering his son Jimmy’s words, he put those stories and more into a book for the 250th anniversary of the town. It was called . . .and so I did: Stories of Shepherdstown.

Because many who attended Dr. Price’s talk asked for a copy of the presentation and many who could not attend inquired how they might obtain a copy, Historic Shepherdstown arranged through Ascent Video Productions for a limited release of DVD’s of the talk. During Christmas in Shepherdstown, the DVD’s may be purchased at the Historic Shepherdstown Museum on Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., cash or check only. Those who desire to purchase them at other times may call or e-mail the office at 304-876-0910 or hsc1786@gmail.com to make arrangements to pick up a copy. The office is normally open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Again, only cash or checks can be accepted. It is also possible to send a check for $19 (includes shipping cost) to Historic Shepherdstown at PO Box 1786, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, and the DVD will be shipped.