The Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies is a private, nonpartisan and nonprofit educational organization administered by the Congressional Education Foundation, Inc., with facilities on the campus of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The mission of the Center is to help foster a better understanding of the United States Congress, the Constitution and representative democracy both historically and in a contemporary setting.

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Sharing an Appreciation for Archives

Everyday, the staff and interns at the Byrd CLS make exciting new … [Read More...]


Center Hosts Meeting of Mine Safety Experts from China

The Byrd Center for Legislative Studies was honored to host 27 … [Read More...]


Christening of the USS Sunfish

By Sarah Brennan As public figures representing West Virginia … [Read More...]

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African American Heritage in Charles Town, WV

By Ray Smock University President Suzanne Shipley led a group from … [Read More...]


On the Campaign Trail: Exhibit of objects from the CLS Collections

The U.S. political scene is now in full campaign mode as we approach … [Read More...]

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