SEHF included in Georgia Virtual History feature at The National Humanities Alliance


The National Humanities Alliance announced that the Georgia Virtual History Project …

SEHF Listed as Historic Village that Will Transport You To a Different Time


Shields-Ethridge Farm was recently listed in Only In Your State’s feature article called “These 6 Historic Villages In Georgia Will Transport You Into A Different Time”. The article begins by saying “It’s always fun to take a trip back in time, especially when you’re visiting  a historic town. You park your car, step outside and… [Continue Reading]

Rural Heritage on RFD-TV

Rural Heritage visited Shields-Ethridge Historic Farm and featured us RFD-TV in August 2014. Gene Englund shows the buildings and artifacts at this turn-of-the-century farm featuring large cotton mill, blacksmith shot, commissary and grist mill.

Before There Was Light


An all-day event, April 26, 2014, designed to remind members and the community-at-large what life was like before local residents formed the cooperative to bring electricity to their homes and farms.

Susan Chaisson Spotted

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Susan Chaisson, a descendent of the Ethridge family, has been spotted once again, sharing her catching passion for the history of the Shields Ethridge Farm.

Scottish Exchange Students


Exchange students from Scotland experience ‘real life’ demonstrations at Shields-Etheridge Heritage Farm.

SEHF Lesson Plan for National Park Service’s TwHP


The National Park Service’s Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) program has launched its 146th lesson plan, The Shields-Ethridge Farm: The End of a Way of Life.

Mule Day 2013


Save the date for May 4, 2013.

Visitors can see displays of traditional farm equipment and animals as well as demonstrations of period crafts by local artisans. Live bluegrass music and BBQ complete a day of old-fashioned fun for the entire family.

Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm gets historical marker

The historical marker is unveiled during a ceremony on Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm Historical Marking Day, as proclaimed by Jefferson Mayor Jim Joiner.

The Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm in Jefferson now has a special marker that tells the story of the Piedmont homestead, originally settled by brothers James and Patrick Shields in 1798. Two years in the planning and fundraising for the $3,000 needed for such a permanent tribute to the sacrifices which forged a family farm, the Thomas… [Continue Reading]

NEGRC honored by Jefferson Rotary for “Innovation Award”


Rotarian Jim Dove, Executive Director of the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC), welcomes his staff member Burke Walker (left), Director of Local Government Services, and Susan Chaisson (right), President of the Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm Foundation, Inc. to its October meeting in Jefferson. The NEGRC recently received a 2011 “Innovation Award” from the National Association of… [Continue Reading]