About Jefferson County Historical Museum & Library
Reflecting the elegance and wealth of the industrial era is the Sharpe Mansion, home of the Jefferson County Historical Association. Tour the collection of local historic treasures displayed in the nineteen-room, English Tudor style mansion located in Steubenville. Each room features a different theme, such as children’s toys, Ohio presidents, Civil War, river transportation, medical history, pottery collections, celebrities, and more. A recent addition is the Dean Martin Room with memorabilia of Steubenville’s native son including many album covers and photographs.Enter the front door and step back into a more gracious era, where a grand staircase and oak paneled walls greet visitors. The Formal Dining Room contains displays of early Steubenville pottery and dining table that seats 22 under a stunning crystal chandelier. Proudly displayed in the Presidential Room are portraits of Ohio’s eight Presidents and the writing desk of Steubenville native Edwin McMasters Stanton, Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln. Knowledgeable docents bring the scenes to life with tales of the Ohio Valley during the time of thriving steel mills and lively entertainment. The Museum & Library are open May – October on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10am to 3pm.