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The Root of the Matter

Mar 19, 2015

North American ginseng finds a ready market in the 18th century China trade and continues to flourish into the 19th century when Deerfield doctor Stephen West Williams documents the medicinal properties of the root in his herbarium.
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In the 17th and 18th centuries, though, a tradition remained of constructing books using very thin pieces of wood - often only a couple of millimeters thick - called scaleboards or scabbards.
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The winners and recipes of the 2014 Historic Deerfield/King Arthur Flour Heritage Recipe Baking Contest.
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Each year, volunteers craft wreaths for the doors of Old Deerfield.
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In the 19th century, death by arsenic poison was common all over the world, partly because of the availability of arsenic-laced insecticides. This law is an early example of attempted regulation of drug sales. It was not until the early 20th century that the federal government would begin regulating sales of pharmaceuticals, and poisons.
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The museum is taking a hard look at something that can be invisible to most of us – the environments where it stores and displays its artifacts.
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Is it for real or is it a joke? We explore "The Constitution of the Society for the Prevention of Fruit Stealing of Northfield, Massachusetts."
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Corset mounts are made for Historic Deerfield's collection by conservation student Michelle Boyce.
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The End of the Line

Jun 27, 2014

The work of Deerfield residents in the 1800s leads to creating the base line for mapping the state of Massachusetts.
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A spectacular set of embroidered bed curtains and coverlet made by Margaret Whiting and Ellen Miller, the founders of the Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework is now on display in the Frary House.
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