Deerfield Descendants

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Join Deerfield Descendants!

Can you trace your ancestors to the Pocumtuck Valley? The families of Deerfield are at the center of the history of this special place, and as a Deerfield Descendant you can play an important role in keeping your family’s legacy alive:


  • Visit the museum houses where the daily lives of your ancestors are illustrated in stories, furnishings, and architecture
  • Walk the mile-long Street and experience the ambiance of a prosperous New England village in the 18th and early 19th century
  • Find the names of your relatives on headstones in the Old Burying Ground on Albany Road
  • Discover artifacts from local families in the Museum’s Attic at the Flynt Center of Early New England Life
  • Stroll through the fields that were once cultivated by your ancestors
  • Examine original documents and read first-hand accounts of local residents – perhaps members of your family – in the Memorial Libraries
  • Share your Deerfield heritage with your children and grandchildren


Consider becoming a Deerfield Descendant Affiliate Member of the Friends of Historic Deerfield. Enjoy being recognized with a number of attractive member benefits, including:

  • Free admission to museum houses, the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, and exhibitions for one full year
  • A subscription to our magazine, Historic Deerfield 
  • A subscription to our member newsletter, Up & Down The Street
  • Advance notice and discounts for trips, classes, and workshops
  • Free admission to all family programs
  • A 15% discount at the Museum Gift Shop and Bookstore 
  • A 15% discount at the Deerfield Inn
  • Invitations to special Friends events and exhibition openings
  • Guest Pass(es)


Please contact us at descendants@historic-deerfield.org  or 413-775-7176 for more information about Deerfield Descendants.