Lewis and Ella Washington: A Love Story?

As promised, we’ve finally transcribed some of the letters from the family of Lewis Washington, who lived locally at Beallair and was a hostage in the John Brown Raid. Read how two of these letters help us to piece together the relationship between Lewis and his cousin (and eventual wife) Ella Bassett.


‘Prohibition in Jefferson County’ focus of tour, new exhibit

Our newest exhibit was recently featured in the Shepherdstown Chronicle!


WHAT A FIND: Jefferson County Museum discovers documents regarding the arrest of John Brown

Coverage of an amazing discovery in a donation to the Museum’s collection.