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Businesses in Jefferson County, 1900-1950

This exhibit features artifacts, photographs, and documents from a range of businesses–both white- and black-owned–that served Jefferson County citizens between 1900 and 1950. An accompanying interactive digital display shows locations and then-and-now photographs of selected businesses.


Nichol’s & Stuck Pharmacy, 1947

100 Years of Dolls

Explores the development of doll-making materials–fabric, papier mache, porcelain, composition, and plastic– using dolls from the museum’s collection and on loan. In addition, young visitors can make their own clothespin dolls.


Handmade sock doll, ca. 1940

Four Who Served in World War II

This exhibit features artifacts from four individuals from Jefferson County–Frank P. Bane, Madalean Lawson McIver, Lucy Rosenberger Milton, and Edward Thornton–who served in the military during World War II.


Women’s Army Corps hat worn by Madalean Lawson McIver, 1941-1945

Jefferson County Schools: Then & Now

A photo display in the museum’s entry hall illustrates a sample of Jefferson County public schools from the mid-19th century to the present, showing both an older image and one taken within the last year.

Harpers Ferry High School, built in 1912