The Jefferson County Museum hosts history-related events for the community including vintage photograph slide shows, Children’s Days, and receptions for new exhibits.
Jefferson County Museum Shop Holiday Pop-Up
Saturday, December 7, 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, December 14, 10 am to 6 pm
1212 Washington St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Great gifts for everyone on your list! Featuring useful and unique creations by local artisans, books for all ages by local authors, and live boxwood holiday greens. This event benefits the Jefferson County Museum and supports the local creative community! Free parking, great restaurants, and coffee shop nearby.
The event included a variety of hands-on crafts and activities for children of all ages to learn about 19th and early 20th century communication, entertainment, industry, and household work.
African American Women’s Experiences in Jefferson County: 1930s to 1960s
The event featured panelists who lived in Jefferson County between the 1930s and 1960s: Brenda Branson (Shepherdstown); Delores Jackson Foster (Bolivar/Harpers Ferry); Rev. Alice Hunter (Mount Pleasant); Janet Jeffries (rural area); and Julia Downing (Charles Town). Linda Downing Ballard served as moderator.
Changing Faces: Harpers Ferry photo talk
The presentation by the museum’s historian, Doug Perks, featured vintage photographs of Harpers Ferry in recognition of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
What We Found When We Came Together
Co-hosted by the museum, the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society, Happy Retreat, Jefferson County WV NAACP, and Preservation Alliance of West Virginia. Six women with roots in Jefferson County–Joyceann Gray, Monique Crippen-Hopkins, Sarah Brown, Shelley Murphy, Nikki Landerkin, and Marsha Smith–presented their individual and shared research.
Attendees saw items from the museum’s collection that are rarely exhibited and learned how the museum protects and stores valuable objects and papers.
African American Life in Jefferson County- Then and Now
The presentation by James Taylor and George Rutherford featured vintage photographs from the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society’s collection.