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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Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery
Dec
30
to Apr 8

Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery

Open Weekends

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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Archaeology and Historic Preservation: The Dirt on Deerfield
Mar
7
to Mar 21

Archaeology and Historic Preservation: The Dirt on Deerfield

Museum Course

Have you ever wanted to know more about archaeology and its role in historic preservation?  How do museums and property owners take care of their archaeological heritage?  If you own a historic house and find artifacts, what should you do? Explore the answers to these questions, and many more, in this year’s museum course on archaeology.

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Deerfield Bicycle Tour: The River Rolls Through It
Jun
24
to Jun 29

Deerfield Bicycle Tour: The River Rolls Through It

Discover Historic Deerfield and the beautiful Connecticut River Valley from the seat of your bicycle this summer!  Historic Deerfield and the Deerfield Inn are teaming up with River’s Edge Cycling to offer a week full of handlebar-view adventures traveling the scenic byways and quiet back roads to some of the valley’s vibrant and charming communities.  In addition to great cycling, this tour is rich with opportunities to learn about the natural, historic and cultural distinctions that make this part of Massachusetts so special.  

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The River, Drifting Continents, Dinosaurs, and a Glacial Lake: Understanding the Amazing Stories Preserved in our Rocks and Landscape
Jul
16
to Jul 20

The River, Drifting Continents, Dinosaurs, and a Glacial Lake: Understanding the Amazing Stories Preserved in our Rocks and Landscape

The Connecticut River Valley is one of the best places to study geology in the world. It displays an amazing array of dramatic and even unique geologic events. The Valley’s geologic heritage also creates the environment for diverse human achievements. During this 5-day program, you will learn about the the amazing story found in the rocks.

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Deerfield Bicycle Tour: The River Rolls Through It
Aug
12
to Aug 17

Deerfield Bicycle Tour: The River Rolls Through It

Discover Historic Deerfield and the beautiful Connecticut River Valley from the seat of your bicycle this summer!  Historic Deerfield and the Deerfield Inn are teaming up with River’s Edge Cycling to offer a week full of handlebar-view adventures traveling the scenic byways and quiet back roads to some of the valley’s vibrant and charming communities.  In addition to great cycling, this tour is rich with opportunities to learn about the natural, historic and cultural distinctions that make this part of Massachusetts so special.  

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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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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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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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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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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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