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Historic Shepherdstown Commission Inc

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Historical Organizations, History Museums

Mission: Preserve and communicate shepherdstown history

Programs: Preserved, maintained, and made available to the public the historic entler hotel building, including establishing a new building committee that has prioritzed needed maintenance of this 200-year-old building and, working with the administrator, has overseen significant maintenance efforts.

operated the historic shepherdstown museum & archives, making their resources available to the public, including school groups; presented numerous public programs on shepherdstown history; and with shepherd university's oral history program, conducted an oral history project with african americans in jefferson county in preparation for new museum exhibits.

provided leadership for historic preservation in shepherdstown by applying for and administering grants for restoration of part of the wall of the historic shepherd family cemetary; documenting and preserving, with assistance from shehpherd university's historic preservation class sone of the cemetery's graves; and highlighting preservation efforts in shepherdstown.

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