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Jefferson County, West Virginia

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that helped shape the county’s and nation’s history!

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It is an oddity in the commemoration of historic or tragic events that they are usually only mentioned on even-numbered anniversaries, like the 50th anniversary of D-Day or George Washington's 250th birthday.However, as today is November 22, which is the 59th anniversary of the assassination of Pres. John. F. Kennedy, we will mark it as one of the nation's dark days. We also mark it because, as this photograph in our collection attests, JFK visited Jefferson County during his 1960 campaign that would eventually lead him to the White House and unfortunately, to Dallas, Texas.Jefferson County has been visited and been home to the famous and the infamous for hundreds of years and it is the duty of our museum to maintain those memories and artifacts to keep them alive to explore and to educate. Whether its anniversary is even or odd. Be sure to visit the museum soon, as our last day of the season is Friday, Dec. 10.Charles Town Now Around Ranson WV Shannondale and Neighbors #jfk ... See MoreSee Less
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Just a quick reminder about our holiday hours this week for the Charles Town Library and the Jefferson County Museum. Our normal hours will return on Saturday - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the library, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum.Charles Town Now Around Ranson WV Shannondale and Neighbors Read Aloud West Virginia of Jefferson County Homeschoolers of Jefferson County, WV ... See MoreSee Less
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