Take a look inside historic Sheffield homes and gardens Learn about researching the history of your own home
Dwelling in the Past
Our January 2021 monthly program is a presentation by society member Lynn Wood, prepared along with her daughter Elisabeth, on their work investigating the histories of local houses. Their company, Dwelling in the Past, uses a variety of records to uncover a building's history, along with the stories of those who lived or worked in it over the years. If you would like to be put in touch with Lynn about investigating your home's history, please visit https://www.dwellinginthepast.com
In this series of virtual tours we will give you an inside look inside of some of the historic homes and gardens in Sheffield. Each segment will debut every Friday during September and October.
Garden Tour With Pat Elsbach
Dan Raymond House Part 3
Dan Raymond House Part 2
Dan Raymond House Part 1
We also will post presentations and resources that will guide you in researching the history of your own house.
Tips on researching the historyof your house (click on each icon below for articles)
The Mark Dewey Research Center can help you get started on your research. We have National Historic Registry property forms and photos for many homes in Sheffield, family history information for those who may have been your houses' prior owners, maps, photos, directories, and many other resources that can help you on your research journey.
Let our archivists help you begin researching by emailing or calling. The center is not open to the public, but we can communicate with you by phone or email, and documents and photos that are uncovered can be emailed to you or you can pick up a packet contact free.