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!

Online Collection

Explore the online collection database of artifacts, images, archives, and published materials.



See new, temporary, and permanent exhibits.


Field Trips

Book a field trip to the museum or have the mobile museum come to your classroom.


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It’s finally summer! Let’s enjoy the warm weather with a nice outdoor activity! This photograph #fromourcollection shows a man sitting on a log in a creek fishing. If you look closely, you can see that he is also smoking a pipe.

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#OTD in 1863, West Virginia is admitted into the Union as the 35th state.

This envelope #fromourcollection shows a printed image of a man (Western Virginia) pulling on the tail of a donkey (Eastern Virginia) to keep him from falling off a cliff. The image refers to the split between the western counties of Virginia and the southern and eastern areas of Virginia in the early 1860s. The donkey is likely a representation of the Southern Democrats who took Virginia out of the Union. Beneath the image is printed “No folly ‘neath the sun surpasses the folly of these suicidal asses!”

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