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Nathan Stanley in Concert

>> Postponed to spring 2024 – Date & Time TBD <<

Nathan Stanley, grandson of the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley, returns to the Shepherdstown Opera House stage for an evening of traditional country music. Nathan made his musical debut at age two, joining his grandfather and the Clinch Mountain boys on stage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Born into the musical tradition of both of his family and the hollers of southwestern Virginia, Nathan has spent his entire life creating music and has 10 albums to his credit. Every performance is a showcase of his passion and dedication.

Shepherdstown Remembers Antietam
Film (2014, NR*, 55 min)

Written & produced by Jim Surkamp of Shepherdstown

Sunday, September 17, 3:00 pm (doors open at 2:30)

Admission: FREE

The bloodiest day in American military history – the Battle of Antietam – took place on September 17, 1862 just across the river from Shepherdstown, West Virginia. 

To mark the anniversary, on Sunday, September 17 at 3:00 pm, the Shepherdstown Opera House will host the first theater screening of “Shepherdstown Remembers Antietam,” an original film written and produced by local history researcher Jim Surkamp. 

Shepherdstown Remembers Antietam describes the Battle of Antietam’s impact through the eyes of Shepherdstown-area residents of the time, many of whom mobilized to aid wounded and hungry soldiers.

For 30-plus years, filmmaker Surkamp has collected and organized photographs and written recollections from local figures such as Mary Bedinger Mitchell, Nettie Lee, and Henry L. Snyder. His dedication to local history earned him Historic Shepherdstown’s 2023 Preserving Historic Legacies Award.

A short Q&A will follow the film.

Admission is free. Reservations suggested (use link to reserve ticket)

This showing of Shepherdstown Remembers Antietam is co-sponsored by three Shepherdstown-based non-profit organizations devoted to historic preservation, research and education: Historic Shepherdstown Commission & Museum; Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association; and Shepherd University’s George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University.

*Please note that references and historic images related to violence/death are inherent to topic.

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