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Friends Of Music Help Fund Students’ Participation In Carnegie Hall Program

The Friends of Music have awarded $250 scholarships to two Spring Mills High School students to help them cover the cost of their participation in a prestigious New York City program for elite high school musicians.

The students,…Continue Reading

ART leads the way in downtown Martinsburg!

A newly installed sign in front of the Berkeley Art Works marks the first projecting sign approved as provided in the revised Martinsburg city sign ordnance. The Berkeley Arts Council worked through several steps including the original design,…Continue Reading

Author Steve Bockmiller To Speak On The Confederate Ransom Of Hagerstown At The Miller House

HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND – The Washington County Historical Society, in partnership with the African American Historical Association and The Contemporary School for the Arts & Gallery, will present a program on the 1864 Confederate Ransom…Continue Reading

Celebrate the Grand Opening of The Peppermill

Come join The Peppermill family to celebrate the grand opening of Martinsburg’s only fine dining restaurant on Friday Dec 15 through Sunday Dec 17.

It’s a weekend-long celebration that you won’t want to miss—and…Continue Reading

Winter 2018 ZUMBA class is now open for registration!

Come try this high energy, FUN, Latin-based, calorie burning and cardio workout! Party yourself into shape. Pre-registration is required to attend the class.

Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays
Dates are from January 8 - April…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown School of Dance Presents “The Nutcracker”

The Shepherdstown School of Dance will take the stage at the Frank Arts Center at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 for its eleventh full-length annual production of “The…Continue Reading

Annual Martinsburg Tree Lighting: Tonight at 6:00pm

Christmas seasons kicks off tonight with our annual Christmas tree lighting. The tree lighting and an evening full of festivities. Performing Choirs, Cookie Reception at the Public Library, Hot chocolate, Coffee and hot cider, Good Times…Continue Reading

Call for Artists: 2018 Berkeley Arts Council Members’ Exhibit

All artists who are members of – or who join – the Berkeley Arts Council for 2018 are invited to exhibit one or two art works in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, January 17 through February 24, 2018. There will be a reception on Friday,…Continue Reading

Call for Artists: Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council announces the Eighth Annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit has the theme ‘Art and Earth: My Art - My World’. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or…Continue Reading

Berkeley Arts Council 8th Annual Holiday Market Now Open

Unique and creative gifts from over 25 local artists and artisans are offered by the Berkeley Arts Council through December 24. The Eighth Annual Holiday Art and Craft Market is now open at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in…Continue Reading

Carol of the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular Coming to The Apollo

A phenomenal Irish dance and music production ensemble made their first stop in the area with “Rhythm in the Night, the Irish Dance Spectacular,” last April at the Apollo Civic Theatre. The group returns with a new Christmas shows. “Carol…Continue Reading

Don’t Let Apps Gobble Up Your Data

U.S. Cellular shares tips on how to de-clutter your smartphone and tablet for holiday memories

Smartphone users are spending more time using apps than ever before. According to App Annie, people worldwide spent nearly 1 trillion hours…Continue Reading

Holiday Arts and Crafts Market is Open Through December 24

Unique and creative gifts from over 25 local artists and artisans are offered by the Berkeley Arts Council through December 24. The Eighth Annual Holiday Art and Craft Market is now open at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in…Continue Reading

Driving Tour of Washington County’s Inns, Bed & Breakfasts, and Guest Homes

Visit Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Small Lodging Properties of Washington County proudly announce the first ever Come Inn for the Holidays tour. On Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 1-4 p.m., the…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown Christmas Celebration Schedule Released

The Shepherdstown Visitors Center has released a detailed schedule of the town’s 2017 Christmas celebration, which will begin November 24, the day after Thanksgiving, and run through December 23. The November 24 events will include…Continue Reading

Abolitionist Ale Works Announces Live Music Events For This Weekend (Nov. 17 & 19)

Abolitionist Ale Works, a brewery, and pub in downtown Charles Town, WV will showcase two singer-songwriters this weekend.

On Friday, November 17 at 8 PM, Matt Kline will be performing live.  Matt is a guitar player and vocalist…Continue Reading

Civil War Christmas in Shepherdstown

In partnership with the Shepherd University Department of History, Shepherd University student volunteers, local residents, and the Shepherdstown Visitor Center, the George Tyler Moore Center is pleased to announce the schedule for our 2017…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown Christmas Celebration 2017 Begins November 24

The historic town of Shepherdstown will kick off its annual “Christmas in Shepherdstown” celebration on Friday, November 24, the day after Thanksgiving.

The November 24 schedule will include a series of evening events that…Continue Reading

Abolitionist Ale Works Announces November Events Schedule

Charles Town Brewery Will Host Live Music, Painting, Beer Release And Fitness Events All Month Long

Every Thursday at 6 PM – Bros and Bras “Beer Run” – Fitness group meet, walk and toast

Sunday, November 12 (1PM‐3PM)…Continue Reading

Fall/Winter Out of School Sports Camps

M-BC Parks & Recreation has 4 remaining dates for the Out of School Sports Camps, for children ages 6-10. These camps will take place on November 10, November 22, January 15, and February 19.(dates subject to change, based on Berkeley…Continue Reading

Team River Runner to host November 11 kayak football tourney and November 9 movie

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Football fans will have the opportunity to watch a different sort of sport on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, from 4-9 p.m. when Shepherd University’s Team River Runner chapter hosts the first Storm-Kersey Kayak…Continue Reading

Annual Christmas Open House At The Conococheague Institute

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania – The public can experience some old time Christmas cheer at The Conococheague Institute’s Annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 1 PM to 4 PM. The event takes place on the Institute’s…Continue Reading

Second session of Family Pet Classes being offered by Parks and Rec

M-BC Parks & Recreation is offering Family Pet Classes. Maura Rogich will be conducting the classes, and they will take place at the Ramer Center (515 W. Martin Street, Martinsburg, WV) on Thursday evenings from November 30th - January…Continue Reading

Jefferson Arts Council November Exhibit

Jefferson Arts Council (JAC) is excited to announce a group exhibit by members of the Jefferson County Photography Club in Charles Town’s Fire Hall Gallery, November 2 - 21, 2017.

There will be a light refreshments reception…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown Rotary Club Honors Bob And Tia McMillan

The Shepherdstown Rotary Club has presented its 2017 Vocational Service Award to Bob and Tia McMillan, of Shepherdstown, the owners of the Jefferson Distributing Company.

The presentation was made at the Club’s October 31 weekly…Continue Reading

Memories Photography Exhibit By Ron Lytle To Open November 3 At The Mansion House Art Gallery

Memories, a photography exhibit by Ron Lytle, opens November 3 at The Mansion House Art Gallery, home of The Valley Art Association. The exhibition features photographs taken by Lytle over a span of more than 20 years and will be on display…Continue Reading

Berkeley Arts Bulletin and Upcoming Events - Nov/Dec 2017

Berkeley Arts Council November Classes
Beginning Colored Pencil
Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 20; 1-4pm (Four Weeks)
Instructor: Judith Becker
Beginning Watercolor
Saturdays, November 18, December 2, 9, 16; 1-4pm…Continue Reading

Urban Dance and Dialog at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park


Featuring Russell Campbell, Maren Cummings, and Rizqi Rachmat

Saturday, November 11th-Sunday November 12th,…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown Community Club November Dinner and Program

For this Thanksgiving, we are serving a special menu of Native American food from the Northeast region of the American colonies, available around the time of the first Thanksgiving dinner.

The main dish will be Venison Pie, with leeks,…Continue Reading

Memories Photography Exhibit By Ron Lytle To Open November 3 At The Mansion House Art Gallery

HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND –  Memories, a photography exhibit by Ron Lytle, opens November 3 at The Mansion House Art Gallery, home of The Valley Art Association. The exhibition features photographs taken by Lytle over a span of more than…Continue Reading

Very Still & Hard To See Kicks Off New Theater Major At Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, West Virginia: Shepherd University’s Department of Contemporary and Art & Theater presents Steve Yockey’s very still & hard to see. The production, directed by Contemporary American Theater Festival General Manager…Continue Reading

Conococheague Institute Hosting Basketry Workshop

Mercersburg, PA – Just in time for creating handmade holiday gifts the Conococheague Institute is hosting a workshop for creating the Carolina Stars on December 2 from 9am-1pm. This “old world” technique class will be held at the Welsh…Continue Reading

Discovery Station At Hagerstown To Present A Program At The 3rd Annual Maryland Stem Fest

Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc. will present “Block-Base Coding With Legos and Dinosaurs” on November 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. This is an official event of the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival.

This program introduces children to block-based…Continue Reading

Blue Ridge Rocketeers Upcoming Events

October 28th - Your Hobby Place Grand Reopening and Block Party

The store has been repaired after the car crash through his front door. Dave will be celebrating along with his neighboring stores with a Block Party…Continue Reading

Tickets On Sale Now For November 18 Orchestra Concert In Shepherdstown

The Friends of Music will present a Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra concert in Shepherdstown on Saturday, November 18.

The concert will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m. Entitled “Joyful Noise,” it will feature three…Continue Reading

Shepherd Music Salon Series opens 2017-2018 Season with pianist Rok Palčič

The Shepherd University Department of Music Salon Series sponsored by Jefferson Security Bank kicks off its 2017-2018 season on Thursday, October 26, at 8 p.m. in the Frank Center W.H. Shipley Recital Hall with a performance by Slovenian-born…Continue Reading

Apollo Theatre Auditions for A Christmas Carol

The Apollo Civic Theatre (ACT) is holding auditions for its upcoming adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Auditions will be held on Sunday, October 22 at 2 pm; Monday, October 23 at 7 pm; and Tuesday, October 24th at 7 pm. Auditions will be held…Continue Reading

What’s New with the 2017 Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival

This year our theme for the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival is…Blue Ribbon Harvest…WV Grown. When was the last time you stopped and appreciated what WV has to offer in your own backyard? This year, we have invited the best the area…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown “Boofest” Set For Oct. 27-31

The historic town of Shepherdstown WV will celebrate Halloween this year with its fifth annual “BooFest.” The BooFest will begin the evening of Friday, October 27 with a “Vampire’s Ball” at the Community Club and conclude with…Continue Reading

Shepherd University hosts internationally produced playwright, Steve Yockey

Shepherdstown, WV:  Shepherd University’s Department of Contemporary Art & Theater hosts internationally produced playwright Steve Yockey. Yockey will work with Shepherd students on their upcoming production of his play very still…Continue Reading

WWII Weekend to be held in Williamsport, MD on October 14 & 15

WILLIAMSPORT, MD:  Please join us for the 10th Annual WWII Weekend, October 14 & 15, to be held at the Springfield Barn in Williamsport, Maryland. This event is free to the public and has something for all ages! 

This…Continue Reading

Saturdays in October: Annual Gigantic Used-Book Sale

Calling all bibliophiles and bookworms! The South Mountain Heritage Society of Burkittsville Maryland is holding its annual Gigantic Used-Book Sale this month with thousands of titles of all genres to select from. The sale is held each Saturday…Continue Reading

“Humanities in the 21st Century” New Biennial Symposium

Shepherd University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) are collaborating on a new biennial symposium, Humanities in the 21st Century, with the inaugural symposium, titled Humanities and the…Continue Reading

Shepherdstown Community Club’s Annual Legendary Book Sale and Halloween In The War Memorial Bldg


War Memorial Building (German & King sts)

Thursday October 12, 6-8 pm * First night look * $10 free wine & cheese
Friday & Saturday, October 13-14, 10am-6pm…Continue Reading

Tix on Sale NOW! Antietam Tours/Road Runner Services’ Tours of Antietam Illumination

Hagerstown, MD—Antietam Tours/Road Runner Services will be offering Mini-Coach drive-through’ s of the Annual Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination on December 2, 2017. Burma Miles, owner of Antietam Tours/Road Runner…Continue Reading

Friends of Music Sponsoring October 27 Whiskey-Tasting Fundraiser

The Friends of Music are sponsoring a Rye Whiskey Tasting at Shepherdstown’s Bavarian Inn on Friday, October 27.

The event will be a fundraiser for the Friends and their Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra. It will be held from 6:00…Continue Reading

Berkeley Arts Council October and November Classes

The Berkeley Arts Council is offering art classes in October and November at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg.

On Thursdays October 5, 12, 19, 26= from 1-4pm, Judith Becker will offer “Continuing Art…Continue Reading

Discover the legacy of Storer College at Harpers Ferry

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. – October 6-8, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will honor the legacy of Storer College with music, living history, academic speakers, and youth activities on the campus where the college was established 150 years…Continue Reading

15th Annual Conservation Film Festival Promises Wonder

Shepherdstown, WV – The 15th annual American Conservation Film Festival opens Thursday, October 12th with a festive reception and free film screening and culminates with its Encore Award Winners Weekend October 20-22. The Festival brings…Continue Reading

Conococheague Institute Sponsoring Tour Of Area Stone Houses

MERCERSBURG, PA – On Sunday, October 15, the Conococheague Institute will sponsor a tour of five old rural stone houses in Western Franklin County. Located in the Cumberland Valley, once frontier country in the Welsh Run/Mercersburg community,…Continue Reading

Friends Of Tolson’s Chapel To Hold 2nd Annual Rally Day Fundraiser

The Tolson’s Chapel 2nd Annual Rally Day Fundraiser is an opportunity for the community to enjoy a day celebrating the African American experience in rural Western Maryland. Rally Day has something for everyone! A magical day of traditional…Continue Reading

Stoney Creek Releases Single and Music Video from Double Live Album

Martinsburg, W.Va. - Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band has released a new single and music video for “The Traveling Song”. The track is the first single from the band’s new double live album, Live On Location. “The Traveling…Continue Reading

Interactive Zombie Experience Coming To Martinsburg In October

With the success of The Walking Dead plus popular movies, books and video games, the living dead are more popular now than ever. What would it be like to survive the outbreak in person?  Now there is a way to test your skills.

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Learn how African Americans defined their freedom during the Civil War

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — Step back to 1862 and explore the complex history of the US Civil War through the experiences of “Contraband,” enslaved African Americans seeking freedom behind Union lines.. Join the park’s living history staff…Continue Reading

Local author to host “The Chronicles of the American Civil War” podcast

Local author Bob O’Connor of Charles Town will be hosting a national weekly podcast starting Thursday, September 14, called “The Chronicles of the American Civil War”.

The podcast will be recorded at Chatter Restaurant and Podcast…Continue Reading

Thirteenth Annual Constitution Day Lecture to be held at the Robert C. Byrd Center

The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education is pleased to announce that the thirteenth annual Tom E. Moses Memorial Lecture on the U.S. Constitution will be given by Ganesh Sitaraman, author of The Crisis of the Middle-Class…Continue Reading

Fifth Annual Eastern WV Exhibit Accepted Artists Announced

The Berkeley Arts Council announced the accepted artists for the Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Art Exhibit, to be displayed at the Berkeley Art Works from October 4 - November 11, 2017. There will be a reception and awards presentation…Continue Reading

Reenactment of the Battle of Smithfield Crossing in Middleway, WV

A reenactment of the Battle of Smithfield Crossing will take place in the Historic District of Middleway, WV, 25430 on September 9th and 10th, 2017. Some 200 reenactors representing Union and Confederate units will skirmish through the streets,…Continue Reading

One Fort: Three Wars at Fort Frederick State Park, September 16-17, 2017

Big Pool, Md.– Historic Fort Frederick will give visitors a look at life in the fort as volunteers exhibit the varied roles the Fort played during the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the Civil War. 10am to 5pm, Saturday,…Continue Reading

Friends Of Music Will Launch New Concert Season Sept. 23 In Shepherdstown

The Friends of Music will launch their new concert season on September 23 with a performance by the Two Rivers String Quartet and a featured clarinet.

The concert will be held in Shepherdstown’s Trinity Episcopal Church, on…Continue Reading

“Drums on the Conococheague: Then and Now” a Native American Powwow at the Conococheague Settlement

Mercersburg, PA – Native American heritage will be celebrated with two exciting days of drumming, dancing and singing at the Conococheague Settlement 12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg, PA, September 9 and 10, 2017. The event will run from 9am-8pm…Continue Reading

First Friday Coffeehouse Kicks Off New Season With Dynamic Nashville Trio

First Friday Coffeehouse will kickoff it’s 12th year with Nashville’s Mean Mary and the Contrarys.  The event will be held September 1 at Trinity Orchard House on Route 45 mid-way between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg, West Virginia.…Continue Reading

Berkeley Art Works September Classes

Beginning September 7, Teaching Artist Judith Becker will teach “Spritzilism”, a technique that uses botanicals as templates, sprayed watercolor, and choice of colored pencils, watercolor paints and/or pencils, or acrylics to…Continue Reading

Masterworks Chorale Announces Auditions for the 2017-2018 Season

The Masterworks Chorale, the Eastern Panhandle’s premiere vocal ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Rachel Carlson, will be holding auditions on August 25 and 28 for the Saturday, December 2, 2017 performance of the beautiful choral masterworks,…Continue Reading

Contemporary School Of The Arts And Gallery To Present 13Th Annual Art In The Park

HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND –  The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery Inc. (CSAGI) will present its 13th annual Art in the Park at Doubs Woods on Sunday, August 27. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to dusk at the Doubs Woods…Continue Reading

Deadline Extended to September 4: Eastern WV Juried Art Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. The exhibition will be…Continue Reading

“Big Noise from Sheptown!” on Aug. 24 at Ram Stadium

The Shepherd RAM BAND will perform a preview of their 2017 RAM Band halftime show, “Big Noise from Sheptown!” on Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 pm at Ram Stadium. The performance is free and open to the public.

Experience the excitement…Continue Reading

Remembering the Fallen – The Service and Sacrifice of the American Soldier

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Antietam National Cemetery, the National Park Service, Shepherd University and Eastern National, the battlefield cooperative association, are sponsoring a speaker series on three consecutive Saturday…Continue Reading

Dr. James Broomall presents “Crossroads: Civil War Comes to Shepherdstown”

On August 30, Dr. James J. Broomall will speak on “Crossroads: Civil War Comes to Shepherdstown.” Dr. Broomall is an Assistant Professor of History at Shepherd University, and Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of…Continue Reading

Upcoming August Events from the Berkeley Arts Council

Join us on Friday, August 4 at the Fridays @ Five concert and Farmers Market on The Square in Martinsburg to meet teaching artist Judith Becker and learn more about her and the classes she is offering.

August 9 - September 2
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U.S. Cellular associates will share must-have apps, tips for adventure at free Device Workshop

MARTINSBURG, W. V.a. – August is American Adventures Month, and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy going on a walk or a hike, or navigating bodies of water to celebrate. As travelers set out for adventures of all kinds, they should never leave…Continue Reading

Friends Of Music Announces New Concert Season

The Friends of Music has announced the schedule for its 2017-2018 performance season. The season will run from September 2017 through May 2018. For the first time, the number of concerts by the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra is being expanded…Continue Reading

Cancelled - “Terror on the Conococheague” at the Conococheague Settlement – July 29 & 30

This event has been cancelled due to impending weather.

Mercersburg, PA – From a letter in the Maryland Gazette, March 11, 1756:  “… about 150 Yards from the House found Lowther dead and scalped, and otherwise…Continue Reading

“Ghosts Of Shepherdstown” Season 2 Has More Locals’ Stories

They’re back. Ghosts Of Shepherdstown” is back on Destination America channel with a second season on Mondays at 10 p.m. This time, they are branching out into other towns with strange activity. The first episode, about the John Brown…Continue Reading

Upcoming Martinsburg Renew Community Events

Event: Rapping Up Summer Block Party
Who’s involved?: Martinsburg Renew is partnering with the Housing Authority
What is it?: We are having an old school block party to wrap up the summer.  There will…Continue Reading

Art Instructors to Meet and Greet at Farmers’ Market, Friday August 4 from 5-7pm

The public is invited to stop by the Berkeley Arts Council booth during the Fridays at 5/Farmers Market event on August 4 at the Martinsburg Square to meet Teaching Artist Judith Becker and professional photographer David Rehor, to learn…Continue Reading

Berkeley Art Works Fall Art Classes Announced

The Berkeley Arts Council has announced its schedule of fall classes to be offered at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg. Teaching artist Judith Becker and professional photographer David Rehor will team up to provide…Continue Reading

Digital Field Photography Class Offered at the Berkely Art Works

The Berkeley Arts Council is offering a course in Digital Field Photography taught by professional photographer David Rehor. The classes will run four Saturday afternoons starting July 29.

This is a digital photography workshop where…Continue Reading

Gravestone Preservation Workshop at Harpers Cemetery

The Harpers Ferry Historic Landmarks Commission, in coordination with Harpers Cemetery Board of Trustees and the WV Division of Culture and History, will host a two day workshop that will provide basic information and skills for people who…Continue Reading

Call to all 2-D artists:  National Juried Art Show in Harrisonburg, VA

Call to all 2-D artists:  Larkin Arts in Harrisonburg, VA is hosting its 2017 National Juried Art Show. 

Deadlines are approaching quickly—entries to the competition are due by August 14.  $2000 in cash and prizes…Continue Reading

Berkeley Arts Council Call for Artists: “Critters”

The Berkeley Arts Council announces a call for artists for “Critters”, a juried exhibit of artwork depicting all varieties of animals, wild or domestic.

Entry is by email. There is no entry fee. There are two categories: an open…Continue Reading

Watch corks become a work of art at Big Cork Vineyards

What can you do with 60,000 wine corks?

The crafty up-cycling of wine corks can be found all over Pinterest and Etsy. But one artist in Michigan has fully elevated the humble wine cork by creating museum quality portraits with hundreds…Continue Reading

New Art Exhibit Featuring the Photos of Don Ranelli at South Jefferson Public Library

The South Jefferson Public Library, located at 49 Church Street, Summit Point, WV, is pleased to announce a display and sale of photographs taken by Don Ranelli for the months of July and August, 2017.  Don, the library’s founder and…Continue Reading

Upcoming events from the Berkeley Arts Bulletin

The Berkeley Arts Council presents Photo 17, our fifth National Juried Photography Exhibit, to be displayed at the Berkeley Art Works from June 28 - August 12, 2017. There will be a reception and awards presentation on June 30 from 5-6pm…Continue Reading

Newcomer House Porch Program Scheduled for July 1, 2017 – Civil War Singer/Storyteller Matthew Dodd

As part of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area’s (HCWHA) 2017 Porch Program Series, singer and storyteller Matthew Dodd will entertain visitors on Saturday, July 1, from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm on the porch of the Newcomer House on the…Continue Reading

Historian Kyle Bjornson Presents “On the Homefront” Suite of Programs at Four Heritage Area Sites

Historian/HCWHA intern Kyle Bjornson will present a suite of free, 30-minute, ranger-style presentations on the Civil War civilian experience.

Bjornson, who holds a Master of Arts in Public History from the University of South Carolina,…Continue Reading

“The Lay Of The Land”- An Exhibition of Paintings, Prints, & Turned Wood

The Shepherdstown Community Club (War Memorial Building), 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown, WV, hosts a four day exhibition of new works by artists Susan Carney, Mark Muse and Neil Super. The exhibit runs Thursday, July 6th through Sunday,…Continue Reading

Berkeley Arts Council Call for Entries: Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Art Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, West Virginia announces the Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV. The exhibition will be…Continue Reading

Old Opera House’s 11th Annual New Voice Play Festival: June 23 - 25

The Old Opera House is proud to announce the finalists for the Old Opera House’s 11th Annual New Voice Play Festival.  Each year the Old Opera House asks playwrights from across the country to send us their new one-act plays. …Continue Reading

ACFF Announces the Next Gen Capture Conservation Project & Contest

The American Conservation Film Festival challenges and invites young people ages 5 to 18 to create and submit a short video capturing what conservation and their relationship to nature and the world around them means to them.  The purpose…Continue Reading

City Of Charles Town’s WV Day Festival To Be Held On June 17, 2017

This Saturday, the City of Charles Town will host its 2nd annual WV Day Festival, located on the streets of downtown Charles Town. The event will feature live music, history tours, a 5K Race, live artists, street performers, a kids area,…Continue Reading

Abolitionist Ale Works To Hold Grand Opening Block Party This Saturday, June 17

Live music, craft beer and exciting new beginnings will be the theme in downtown Charles Town this Saturday, June 17, as Abolitionist Ale Works, formerly Front Porch Brewing Co will open its doors for the first time to the public.

But…Continue Reading

Everyone Invited To Shepherdstown 4th Of July Parade And Picnic

The historic town of Shepherdstown will hold its annual Independence Day parade and community picnic on Tuesday, July 4. Both events will be held rain or shine.

Everyone is welcome at both events and admission will be free. The parade…Continue Reading

Civil War Summer Lecture Series at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn

Come join leading historians and Antietam Battlefield Guides as they discuss intriguing topics of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and the Civil War during our Civil War Summer Lecture Series.

These outdoors programs are free and open…Continue Reading

Final Concert Of Friends Of Music Season Set For June 25 On Popodicon Lawn

The Friends of Music will present the fifth and final concert of their current season at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 25 in Shepherdstown. This will be a special outdoor concert, held under a tent with chairs on the front lawn of Shepherd University’s…Continue Reading

Friends Of Music Award Scholarship To Washington High School Grad

The Friends of Music have awarded a $500 scholarship to Emma Locarnini, who just graduated from Washington High School. Friends Vice President Linda Walker presented the check to Emma at the school on May 31.

The accompanying photo…Continue Reading

Contemporary American Theater Festival & Washington County Museum Of Fine Arts Summer Exhibition

Costume and fashion exhibitions are experiencing increased popularity in metropolitan cities across the United States and Europe. A collaboration between the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and…Continue Reading

June 2 First Friday Coffeehouse Feature Master Guitar Maker And Songwriter

First Friday Coffeehouse will feature Fredericksburg, Virginia songwriter and instrument maker Bob Gramann. The event is held June 2 at Trinity Orchard House on Route 45 mid-way between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg, West Virginia. …Continue Reading

Two Innovative History Seminars sponsored by Friends of Webb-Blessing House

The public is invited to attend two innovative, all-day history seminars: “Celebrating Storer College and its Impact on Jefferson County and the Nation” (June 8th) and “Three Historians Speak: Researching Jefferson County…Continue Reading

Freedom’s Run Summer Camp 2017 for Middle and High School Students

Camp River Runners Summer Youth Run Camps are back, bigger, and better for 2017!

“We had a blast in 2016 with over 40 young runners in each of our Middle and High School day camps. New is our overnight High School Camp July 16-19.…Continue Reading