The Jefferson County Museum is CLOSED for the winter! We will reopen in early April

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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Paint is finally going up on our new partition wall! (Thank you to our amazing volunteer, John!) This wall is giving us 240 sq ft of wall space to devote to our new exhibit on the John Brown raid and as an extension to our exhibit on Jefferson County businesses and daily life. Can't wait for you to see the completed updates when the Museum reopens! ... See MoreSee Less
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Pardon our dust as we continue to renovate the Museum over the winter, but our new lighting is going up and we are so excited to show you the difference! Our original lighting (right) is a lot cooler, harsher, and with fluorescent bulbs that cause more damage to light-sensitive artifacts over time.Our new lighting (left) is warmer, but doesn't impact the color temperature of our displays in the same way as the fluorescents. The LED fixtures are safer for the artifacts they illuminate.We'll be posting more behind the scenes updates as more lights get installed and new ceiling tiles go up! ... See MoreSee Less
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