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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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Have you voted today? We're a finalist in the "Best Museum" category and would love your support!We know you've been seeing a lot of these posts this week--which is a great thing! Jefferson County has some of the best businesses, tourism destinations, and arts and culture organizations in the state. History is one of Jefferson County's greatest assets and we are proud to interpret it here. Here's the link to vote if you agree: ... See MoreSee Less
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We had a great time bringing a little bit of local history to the Old Time Music Festival at Kennedy Farm in Washington County MD this weekend!The farm has a long and layered history, with John Brown's men staying there in the period leading up to the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. Because of this historical significance, the IBOEPW (African American Elks Lodge) purchased the property in the 20th century and built a concert venue there as part of the Chitlin Circuit. The venue hosted big names in the 1950s and 1960s, including James Brown, Ray Charles, Ike and Tina Turner, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, BB King, Otis Redding, Etta James, Sam Cooke, the Temptations...and too many other names to mention! If you haven't visited this farm, the owner allows visitors to respectfully explore this historic property. ... See MoreSee Less
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