Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery
Jan
2
to Dec 22

Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery

The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery showcases Historic Deerfield's important collection of fashion, needlework, and domestic textiles. The core of the collection was assembled through the efforts of one of the museum's founders, Helen Geier Flynt (1895-1986). Considered one of the finest collections in America, the collection contains items dating from the late 17th century through the mid-20th century.

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Why We Collect: Recent Acquisitions at Historic Deerfield, 2010-2017
May
5
to Feb 11

Why We Collect: Recent Acquisitions at Historic Deerfield, 2010-2017

Historic Deerfield possesses one of the premier public collections of decorative arts and architecture in America, with a particular focus on the material culture of the Connecticut River Valley.  “Why We Collect: Recent Acquisitions at Historic Deerfield, 2010-2017” presents more than 20 highlights from the past seven years. The exhibition also explains how these objects help us to understand everyday life, work, and culture in New England’s past, and why the museum's staff added them to the collection.

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Day of Giving
Nov
24
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Giving

Opt out of Black Friday chaos and instead let Historic Deerfield be your destination for handmade, heartfelt giving in preparation for the holiday season. On the Day of Giving, every museum visitor will have the opportunity to handcraft a special gift using simple or natural materials. The Day of Giving also kicks off our support of the Community Action Family Center in Greenfield, Mass.

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Wreath Making for the Houses of Historic Deerfield
Nov
27
5:00 PM17:00

Wreath Making for the Houses of Historic Deerfield

Help create beautiful natural wreaths to decorate the doorways of Deerfield. Bring your creativity, enthusiasm, and an extra pair of pruning shears. No experience required. Supplies and refreshments will be provided. A second workshop will be offered on November 29, from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free, pre-registration required. Call (413) 775-7179 to register or register online (coming soon).

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Wreath Making for the Houses of Historic Deerfield
Nov
28
2:00 PM14:00

Wreath Making for the Houses of Historic Deerfield

Help create beautiful natural wreaths to decorate the doorways of Deerfield. Bring your creativity, enthusiasm, and an extra pair of pruning shears. No experience required. Supplies and refreshments will be provided. A second workshop will be offered on November 29, from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free, pre-registration required. Call (413) 775-7179 to register or register online (coming soon).

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Getting Ready for a Winter's Ball: Special Evening Tour
Dec
1
to Dec 8

Getting Ready for a Winter's Ball: Special Evening Tour

This holiday season, Historic Deerfield brings the excitement of a 19th-century winter ball to the village with the return of its interactive evening tour, "Getting Ready for a Winter's Ball."  On this special illuminated evening tour, participants will visit with the 19th-century residents of Deerfield as they get ready for a ball.

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Getting Ready for a Winter's Ball: Special Evening Tour
Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Getting Ready for a Winter's Ball: Special Evening Tour

This holiday season, Historic Deerfield brings the excitement of a 19th-century winter ball to the village with the return of its interactive evening tour, "Getting Ready for a Winter's Ball."  On this special illuminated evening tour, participants will visit with the 19th-century residents of Deerfield as they get ready for a ball. 

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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare
Oct
28
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare

Colonial New England taverns were common in both small towns and cities. They were a welcome sight for travelers who could stop for a drink and a hot meal. Local people went to taverns to catch up on town news, see friends, have a drink or a quick meal. Taverns were known for their quick and hearty meals rather than fine dining. Come see the 1786 kitchen at the Hall Tavern and see what’s on the Bill of Fare for the day.

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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare
Oct
27
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare

Colonial New England taverns were common in both small towns and cities. They were a welcome sight for travelers who could stop for a drink and a hot meal. Local people went to taverns to catch up on town news, see friends, have a drink or a quick meal. Taverns were known for their quick and hearty meals rather than fine dining. Come see the 1786 kitchen at the Hall Tavern and see what’s on the Bill of Fare for the day.

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Historic Trade Demonstration: Letterpress Printing with Carl Darrow
Oct
21
10:30 AM10:30

Historic Trade Demonstration: Letterpress Printing with Carl Darrow

Carl Darrow first learned to print in high school and has been doing it ever since. He has his own letterpress shop in Conway, MA and will be bringing one of his small presses to Deerfield to demonstrate the art of letterpress printing. Visitors will learn about printing and the operation of a press as they watch Carl print on the press.

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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare
Oct
21
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare

Colonial New England taverns were common in both small towns and cities. They were a welcome sight for travelers who could stop for a drink and a hot meal. Local people went to taverns to catch up on town news, see friends, have a drink or a quick meal. Taverns were known for their quick and hearty meals rather than fine dining. Come see the 1786 kitchen at the Hall Tavern and see what’s on the Bill of Fare for the day.

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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare
Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare

Colonial New England taverns were common in both small towns and cities. They were a welcome sight for travelers who could stop for a drink and a hot meal. Local people went to taverns to catch up on town news, see friends, have a drink or a quick meal. Taverns were known for their quick and hearty meals rather than fine dining. Come see the 1786 kitchen at the Hall Tavern and see what’s on the Bill of Fare for the day.

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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare
Oct
14
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare

Colonial New England taverns were common in both small towns and cities. They were a welcome sight for travelers who could stop for a drink and a hot meal. Local people went to taverns to catch up on town news, see friends, have a drink or a quick meal. Taverns were known for their quick and hearty meals rather than fine dining. Come see the 1786 kitchen at the Hall Tavern and see what’s on the Bill of Fare for the day.

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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare

Colonial New England taverns were common in both small towns and cities. They were a welcome sight for travelers who could stop for a drink and a hot meal. Local people went to taverns to catch up on town news, see friends, have a drink or a quick meal. Taverns were known for their quick and hearty meals rather than fine dining. Come see the 1786 kitchen at the Hall Tavern and see what’s on the Bill of Fare for the day.

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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare
Oct
9
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare

Colonial New England taverns were common in both small towns and cities. They were a welcome sight for travelers who could stop for a drink and a hot meal. Local people went to taverns to catch up on town news, see friends, have a drink or a quick meal. Taverns were known for their quick and hearty meals rather than fine dining. Come see the 1786 kitchen at the Hall Tavern and see what’s on the Bill of Fare for the day.

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2017 ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show
Oct
8
11:00 AM11:00

2017 ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show

There is something for everyone at this annual two-day event that brings the country’s leading antiques dealers to western Massachusetts.  Browse through thousands of rare objects –from furnishings to carpets to quilts.  Admission to the show is $15 (free for members of Historic Deerfield), and includes access to the Flynt Center of Early New England Life and the Apprentice’s Workshop at Dwight House in Historic Deerfield, just a short ride from Amherst. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with dealers, collectors, and scholars!

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2017 ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

2017 ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show

There is something for everyone at this annual two-day event that brings the country’s leading antiques dealers to western Massachusetts.  Browse through thousands of rare objects –from furnishings to carpets to quilts.  Admission to the show is $15 (free for members of Historic Deerfield), and includes access to the Flynt Center of Early New England Life and the Apprentice’s Workshop at Dwight House in Historic Deerfield, just a short ride from Amherst. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with dealers, collectors, and scholars!

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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare
Oct
7
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare

Colonial New England taverns were common in both small towns and cities. They were a welcome sight for travelers who could stop for a drink and a hot meal. Local people went to taverns to catch up on town news, see friends, have a drink or a quick meal. Taverns were known for their quick and hearty meals rather than fine dining. Come see the 1786 kitchen at the Hall Tavern and see what’s on the Bill of Fare for the day.

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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare
Oct
6
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Tavern Fare

Colonial New England taverns were common in both small towns and cities. They were a welcome sight for travelers who could stop for a drink and a hot meal. Local people went to taverns to catch up on town news, see friends, have a drink or a quick meal. Taverns were known for their quick and hearty meals rather than fine dining. Come see the 1786 kitchen at the Hall Tavern and see what’s on the Bill of Fare for the day.

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