Spend a day in old New England. Visit Historic Deerfield, an authentic 18th-century English settlement in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. Tour beautifully restored museum houses with period architecture and furnishings. See yankee ingenuity at work in demonstrations of colonial-era trades. And explore our world-famous collection of early American crafts, ceramics, furniture, textiles and metalwork. It’s a celebration of New England heritage.
The annual conference of the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, sponsored by Historic Deerfield, will explore “Foodways in the Northeast II: A Second Helping” as this year’s topic. The conference features seventeen lectures, a supporting workshop and demonstrations on the subject of New England’s culinary history from 1600 to present.» Learn More
New exhibit now on view in the Flynt Center Lobby.» Learn More
April 15-21, April 27 and 28, 2013. Every Saturday and Sunday May 4 through June 30, 2013.
From Colonial times to the present, spring has been the season for shearing sheep. The first step in this process is washing the wool, followed by: picking, carding, spinning and dyeing. Visitors can participate in many of these steps and make a project to take home.» Learn More
By the end of winter, early New Englanders had just about used up their supply of stored and preserved food. Discover the meaning of “scraping the bottom of the barrel” and learn why people of the past eagerly awaited the first fresh foods in spring.» Learn More