About

Welcome to the history of Tavistock ... at your fingertips!

The Tavistock & District Historical Society proudly presents its online resource for all things related to Tavistock and the surrounding area.

Please feel free to navigate this website and let us know what interests you, what you want to see more of, and what is missing. With your help, we will attempt to make your online experience as enjoyable as possible - now and in the future.


What you'll find

We have begun with three of the most searchable areas of our research over the years. They include The Lemp Studio Collection - a unique resource of some 4,000 glass negatives; our current obituary index; and the results of our 2005 Year of the Veteran research that resulted in the compilation of the personal histories of more than 500 local veterans.

We also have posted all the "Yesterday" Historical Society newsletters that have been published over the years. They are a great resource to see where we've come from and where we are headed in the future. Read about some of our best displays and details of the ongoing research we are here to share.

Some of our information is available to everyone. Other information is classed as "member only" which requires special access available through an online form.
Note: If you already have a membership, you still have to fill out the form on our membership page to obtain online access.

Check back frequently to see what has changed. It is out intent to add to both the public and member only information on an ongoing basis. Of course, if you have ideas or would like to help, please feel free to contact us.

As a reminder, our Museum/Archives at 37 Maria Street, Tavistock is open every third Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Other times by special appointment.