Discover the history of
Jefferson County, West Virginia

Visit the Jefferson County Museum to discover the people and events
that helped shape the county’s and nation’s history!

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The Jefferson County African-American Cultural and Heritage Festival starts tonight and continues through Sunday in Charles Town and Harpers Ferry!

Stop by the museum’s booth tomorrow during the vendor fair! We’ll have children’s activities, including a typewriter and mock archaeological dig!
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Our #objectoftheday is a Tiffany fan with mother of pearl handle that was owned by Harriet Lane Johnston, First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her uncle James Buchanan.

Harriet Lane was born in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. Orphaned at the age of 10, she became the ward of her uncle, James Buchanan. With Buchanan’s election to the presidency in 1857, Harriet Lane became the official White House hostess, the first to be called First Lady. She used her influence to promote the arts, foster public service, and advocate on behalf of American Indians.
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