Reopening March 15 by appointment

The Jefferson County Museum is reopening for the 2021 season by appointment, Mondays through Saturdays, 11 am to 4 pm, starting March 15.

Because of the continuing pandemic, the museum
is reopening under the following conditions:

      • Visitors set appointments by calling 304-725-8628, preferably
        24 hours in advance.
      • Up to six visitors are permitted at a time, except eight are
        allowed if from a single household.
      • Visitors agree to wear masks and distance six feet or more
        from others.
      • The admission fee of $4 for adults is waived, but donations
        are greatly appreciated.
      • No public restrooms are available.

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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Our #objectoftheday is a hand-painted playing card with written invitation on the back, dated circa 1765. The invitation reads: “1765, A Course of Lectures, on the materia medica & practice of physic commencing Nov. [?] to be given at his house Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at 3 o’clock PM, By Dr. John Morgan, Professor of Medicine.

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#DYK Madalean Lawson McIver was the first and only African American woman from Jefferson County to enlist during World War II.

After graduating from Page-Jackson High School in 1943, she enlisted and served with the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) for two years. After the war, she returned to Charles Town and worked at the Newton D. Baker VA Medical Center as a physician’s assistant for 42 years.

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