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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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St. Hilda’s Hall was a school for girls opened by the auspices of the Episcopal Diocese in 1915. The building formerly housed the Powhatan College for Young Women (between 1900 to 1913) and Hotel Powhatan (between 1891 to 1900). In 1921, a dormitory was added across the street from St. Hilda’s Hall known as Peterkin Hall. The school closed in 1931 and the building burned to the ground in 1937.

The below photographs are from the St. Hilda’s Hall 1930 Links yearbook.
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#DYK the Jefferson County Museum has been open since 1965! Originally in a small room in the basement of the Charles Town Library, the museum moved to its current location after an addition to the building in 1986. These photographs from our collection show the museum as it looked in 1965. ... See MoreSee Less

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