Visit our museum houses and world-famous collections of early American crafts and decorative arts on your own, at your own pace. Choose two of the following:
• The Flynt Center of Early New England Life has open-storage of our permanent collection in the Museum’s Attic, and two galleries currently featuring our textile and furniture collections. Open 9:30 to 4:30
• The Sheldon House shows daily life for an average farming family from 1780 to 1810. Open 9:30 to 4:30
• The Stebbins House was Deerfield’s first brick house built in 1799 by Asa Stebbins. The house now showcases decorative arts in the neoclassical style that would have been popular in that period (1790-1820). Open 9:30 to 4:30
• Apprentices’ Workshop at Dwight House shows how things were made by hand long ago. Learn about woodworking, weaving cloth, and making ceramics. Open 12 to 4:30.
Tours begin on the hour 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and last about 35 minutes. Visitors should arrive five minutes before the start of hourly tours. Choose one of the following:
• The Wells-Thorn House takes visitors through 125 years of Deerfield history in seven rooms, starting in 1725 and ending in 1850. Through different room settings, the tour explains how the town and the nation changed over this period of time.
• The Hinsdale and Anna Williams House focuses on the Williams family, and their life in the grand federal mansion they extensively renovated in 1816.