Heritage Makers

A hundred years of the Hunter Archaeological Society

Bronze bust of HunterThe exhibition is a celebration of Sheffield’s past and the people who have given it a voice.

In May 1912, the Hunter Archaeological Society held its first meeting in Sheffield, with around 300 members and the Duke of Norfolk as its first president. Involving Sheffield people from all walks of life, the Hunter has served the community with its remit to study, communicate and campaign for our unique heritage. Important historical artefacts, photographs and documents will be brought together for the first time in Western Bank Library to explore how the Hunter Society has brought the city’s important past to life. The exhibition will examine some of the fascinating life stories of Society members, many influential in Sheffield society over the last 100 years. We look to the future, as the Society continues its work to influence, inform and inspire people in modern day Sheffield.