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Dewey Homestead Tour and Presentation

Dewey Hall Presents with Sheffield Historical Society:

photo credit: Erika Ludwig

photo credit: Erika Ludwig

Jennifer Owens, administrator of the Sheffield Historical Society, will lead the weekend’s second historical presentation on Saturday, June 17, at 3 p.m., at the original Dewey Family homestead at 254 S. Main St. (Route 7), near the Magic Fluke. The free event will begin in the adjoining barn, where an exhibit of photos and other materials about the history of the house will be on display. Following remarks by Owens, she will conduct a tour of the home, which will be open for viewing until 5 p.m.

 

Also at the Dewey homestead, Dewey Hall board member and violinist Erika Ludwig, Ann Elizabeth Barnes, and other musicians will perform compositions by George Frederick Root, an ancestor of Barnes and a friend of Orville Dewey, with other period music.