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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.

2018 Civil War and American Society  Seminar Registration Now Open!!

The George Tyler Moore Center’s 22nd Annual Civil War and American Society Seminar Series will take place this fall in Gettysburg, PA from Thursday, October 11th – Sunday October 14th. This year’s seminar includes tours of Gettysburg National Military Park, a visit to Seminary Ridge Museum, and a unique opportunity that will bring artifacts back to the Gettysburg Battlefield with Wayne Motts and the National Civil War Museum. Registration forms and brochures are now available under the seminar tab on our website. Space is limited so don’t wait to register – we’ll see you in Gettysburg!

Quilt Raffle to Benefit George Tyler Moore Center’s Annual Seminar Scholarship Fund

The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War is excited to share this opportunity to win a handmade quilt crafted by two of our longtime seminar participants and Center supporters, Laurie Hollendonner and Kathy Steele.

Chances to win this gorgeous handcrafted quilt can be acquired by emailing Jennifer Alarcon at or by calling the Center at 304-876-5429. Chances will be available for $5.00 per raffle ticket or $15 for 4 raffle tickets. There are no limits on tickets and everyone is welcome to try for their chance to bring this quilt home!

Our deepest thanks to Laurie Hollendonner and Kathy Steele for sharing their talents with us and for their support. Chances will be available through the end of our 2018 Civil War Christmas weekend with the drawing and winner announced on December 5, 2018. We will contact the winner on December 5th – you do not need to be present to win.

To learn more about the Center’s annual Civil War and American Society Seminar Series and its scholarship opportunities, please visit

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: