Tim Sheehan

Historian, Writer

About the Author:
The Education of a History Nut

Photo taken by Tim Sheehan, August 2017 at car museum, Clark’s Trading Post, Lincoln, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

Photo: Taken by Tim Sheehan, August 2017 at car museum, Clark’s Trading Post, Lincoln, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

I had some great history teachers in high school. They made classes fun, yet educational. Their enthusiasm sparked my interest in history. However, I never envisioned myself embracing historical research during my high school years. I aspired to be either a novelist, a stockbroker, or a bartender. Those were the crossroads I considered traveling upon my high school graduation.

I decided to attend Marist College in Poughkeepsie NY. I obtained a great education from Marist. There, I caught the history bug. Researching and writing history papers became my obsession. After I graduated from Marist, I decided to obtain a master’s degree in history.

I attended Providence College. I also worked at the American Antiquarian Society in order to make ends meet. AAS was a great place to work. I had access to an amazing wealth of history sources, allowing me to get comfortable in the historical research process. I also benefited from graduate school. My craft in writing scholarly research papers slowly but surely developed.

After I graduated from Providence, I earned my Master of Library and Information Science degree from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, which greatly enhanced my research skills. Although I am not employed in the history field, I continue in my spare time to read and write about history. It may sound like work to some, but it is pure enjoyment to me. I am a history nut!

I’m also exploring my creative side by dabbling in fiction. My works may be viewed via the Fiction by Tim page.

I hope you enjoy my collection. More content will appear soon.

I was on social media, but left due to the following concerns:

  • I value my privacy.
  • It takes up too much of my time. I rather write.
  • Tired of the negativity. I do appreciate criticism, but I have no tolerance for miserable people who use social media to share their misery. I’m not interested.
Please feel free to contact me via e-mail. I’m open to feedback.

About This Site

Image of Captain William Smith House, at Minuteman National Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts

Photo: Captain William Smith House, at Minuteman National Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts, taken by the author, August 2017.

I created this website in 2006 to share various papers I have authored. This site has not been peer-reviewed. All are for your review. Should you find that I have made any mistakes, please feel free to contact me via e-mail. I assure you that I have made every effort to properly cite my sources.

Most of the history content on this site first appeared from 2006 through 2015 on historynut.info (link goes to saved versions on The Internet Archive Wayback Machine). From 2016 to 2018, my works were hosted on timthehistorynut.com (another link to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine). In October 2018, I decided to rebrand, and created timsheehan.info.


©2006 Tim Sheehan