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The Restless Surveyor

Aug 19, 2016

Epaphras Hoyt was never idle - and surveyed many places, from Massachusetts, to Maine and Connecticut.
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Curatorial department intern Katherine Fecteau investigates the ownership of the recently acquired Nehemiah Bull "table-desk."
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A new purchase of a collection of books about beekeeping inspires a look at two Franklin County beekeepers and their trade.
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Deerfield resident Epaphras Hoyt endeavors to find out how sap flows from the maple trees in the village during the late 1830s and examines some interesting theories.
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In the winter of 2015, members of Historic Deerfield’s Curatorial Department discovered evidence of an infestation in two of the museum’s historic houses. While the discovery of the infestation was disturbing, the action taken and lessons learned provided curatorial staff with a more responsive and proactive strategy for the future.
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A trove of 19th-century documents, consisting of journals, account books, maps, drawings, and notebooks, has recently been purchased at auction and will be available to researchers at the Memorial Libraries, Deerfield, Massachusetts.
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The powerful effect of light on objects solves the mystery of one rapidly fading curtain in the Wells-Thorn House.
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2015 Heritage Baking Contest Recipes and Stories
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Each year, volunteers craft wreaths for the doors of Old Deerfield. This year, a group of nearly 50 volunteers made wreaths for our historic houses.
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Historic Deerfield invites visitors to take a walk and enjoy the story of the “Ox-Cart Man,” a Caldecott Medal winning children’s book by Donald Hall, during “StoryWalk® Day” on Saturday, November 7.
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