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Welcome to the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University. Engaged in a long-term project to establish a Civil War soldier database with initial emphasis on West Virginia soldiers, the Center has a magnificent Civil War library and sponsors lectures by leading authorities on antebellum and Civil War history, summer seminars, and battlefield tours.

Hours of Operation: Monday -Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Located at 136 W. German Street in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Summer 2018 Antietam National Battlefield and Shepherd University Intern Announced

The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War is proud to announce that the Summer 2018 Antietam National Battlefield and Shepherd University Intern is Shepherd University student, Claire Affinito. Congratulations!!

This summer Ms. Affinito will gain invaluable experience in developing educational and interpretative programming, interacting with visitors to the Park, researching a special topics project, and working at sites of great cultural and historical importance. The internship is funded through the support of Eastern National.

We look forward to sharing highlights from this summer internship and thank Antietam National Battlefield and Eastern National for creating this unique opportunity for our Shepherd University students!

George Tyler Moore Center – Shirts Now Available!!

Many of you have asked and now they’re here – our newly designed long-sleeved shirts are now available! Whether you are looking for that perfect gift for your favorite Civil War buff or you want to sport your support for the Civil War Center, our shirts are available in sizes small through 2XL. For a $25 donation, these shirts are sure to please anyone on your list this holiday season. For more information on how you can get our latest shirt and support the George Tyler Moore Center, please contact Jennifer Alarcon at 304-876-5429 or

George Tyler Moore Center Dedication Ceremony

Click here to view the dedication ceremony of the George Tyler Moore Center at the Conrad Shindler House attended by Mary Tyler Moore on May 10, 1996.

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Vision Statement

Established in 1993 and located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War (GTMC) promotes the study of the Civil War era through the integration of scholarship, undergraduate education, and public engagement.

Mission Statement

We promote conversation between the Shepherd University academic community and the general public with an emphasis on state and regional history. As affiliates of both Shepherd University and the Department of History, the GTMC uses its resources to educate students, faculty, scholars, and staff through: