This walking tour of the Old Burying Ground on Albany Road in Deerfield, Massachusetts, provides a brief history of the site and of gravestone carving. Includes a “Map of Old Burying Ground: Albany Road, Deerfield, Massachusetts” with 267 gravestones identified. Also details sources and suggested readings.
This walking tour discusses places and events surrounding the permanent settlers of the English village of Deerfield between 1690 and 1730. During the tour you can: learn to “read” the historic landscape by examining sites from early Deerfield; learn about the daily lives of the English settlers in Deerfield during the years 1690-1730; and develop a sense of what the village looked like in the years around the 1704 raid. Includes a map with 7 stops.
This walking tour of Pocumtuck Indian history in the Deerfield landscape highlights inter-tribal and inter-cultural contact between the 1600s and the present. During the tour you can: see the evidence of continual Native American Indian homelands in the modern Deerfield landscape; learn about Pocumtuck interaction with the English and others during colonial settlement, trade, and war, in the 1600s and 1700s; and understand how Native people interacted, adapted, and persisted in New England over time. Includes 13 stops.
This walking tour interprets the February 29, 1704 attack on Deerfield—a defining moment in the village’s history. Enjoy this printed walking tour which provides background on the event as well as a map of the village and 12 “stops” that help visitors understand the events of that fateful day.
A new look at the raid on Deerfield considering its successes, its cultural significance, and its relationship to place and time. 62 pp. illus.
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This publication covers the 50 years Historic Deerfield has been incorperated. The articles and pictures depict the collections and restoration that the Flynts undertook to preserve the village of Old Deerfield.
An important resource for geneologists and historians of Western Massachusetts.
Part 1 - History of Deerfield
Part 2 - Family Genealogies
Originally published in 1895-1896
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This volume draws together an unusually rich body of original sources that tell the story of the 1704 French and Indian attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts, from different vantage points. Texts range from one of the most famous early American captivity narratives, John Williams’s The Redeemed Captive, to the records of French soldiers and clerics, to little-known Abenaki and Mohawk stories of the raid that emerged out of their communities’ oral traditions. Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney provide a general introduction, extensive annotations, and headnotes to each text.
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This lavishly illustrated, full-color catalogue represents the first survey of Historic Deerfield’s Chinese export art collection. Written by Curator of Historic Interiors Amanda E. Lange, it presents new research on the involvement of rural New England in the China trade and features in-depth object entries. 272 pages.
Chinese Export Art at Historic Deerfield explores the decorative arts and the nature of commerce between the West and China. The catalogue includes three essays: “Of Merchants and Mandarins: An Overview of the China Trade,” “The Connecticut River Valley and the China Trade,” and “Collecting Chinese Export Art at Historic Deerfield.” New information on the involvement of rural New England in the China trade dispels the myth that trade with China was exclusively a coastal phenomenon. The stories of Connecticut River Valley merchants, sailors, captains, and wives involved in ventures to China are explored through advertisements, diaries, letters, and actual objects brought home.
The catalogue also features 114 object entires in the categories of graphic arts, silks, metalwares, novelties, and porcelains. Although considered exotic to Western eyes, many of these Chinese products were specifically designed to appeal to foreign tastes. Objects range from porcelain punch bowls to gilded laquerware boxes. One of the rarest objects presented is an album of 24 hand-painted images of the tea production process, from harvesting the leaves to packing them in boxes. A selected bibliography on Chinese export art and an extensive index round out the book.
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An illustrated and annotated checklist of 220 historic doorways in Massachusetts and Connecticut, with special sections devoted to a discussion of joiners, design sources, and decorative motifs. 148 pp. Bibliography, index, maps, 60 halftone photographs. Click here for Table of Contents. Published by the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife.
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This collection catalogue introduces a wide range of topics pertaining to tin-glazed ceramics or delftware. Chapters organized by function rather than chronology or decoration, review the variety of delftware forms in the museum’s collection, that range from posset pots to punch bowls. The book’s introductory chapters explore the background of collecting delftware at Historic Deerfield, the history of delftware manufacturing, and its sale and consumption in the Connecticut River Valley.
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Graveyards can often supply facts that cannot be found in town records. Unfortunately, gravestones frequently disappear so it is especially important to preserve this information before the primary source is lost. The inscriptions within these pages were transcribed by C. Alice Baker at the request of the New England Historic Genealogical Society of Boston. After Miss Baker’s death, this task was completed by Emma L. Coleman.This work consists of exact transcriptions of the epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground at Deerfield, Massachusetts. The text of each transcription is arranged on the page to visually mimic its appearance on the stone. The epitaphs typically include the deceased’s full name, date of death, and age at death. Many of them also indicate the name(s) and relationships of surviving family members. Most of the inscriptions list the date of death in the mid-to-late 1700s, with a few in the early 1700s, and a few in the early 1800s (1924), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, 56 pp. ISBN: 0788435078
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A concise companion guide to the Historic Deerfield exhibition celebrating the 350th Anniversary of the founding of the nearby town of Hadley, Massachusetts. Includes a brief introduction, information on and color images of 18 objects, as well as a bibliography. 16 pages.
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This issue of Historic Deerfield celebrates our 27-year relationship with the UMass Summer Field School in Archaeology. It features a sampling of what has been learned and underscores the role of documentation in securing authenticity. Includes articles by Robert Paynter, Elizabeth Harlow, Quentin Lewis, Elizabeth S. Chilton, Siobhan M. Hart, Angela M. Labrador, Kimberly Kasper, David Bosse, and Claire C. Carlson. 32 pages.
This issue of Historic Deerfield celebrates antique furniture. Click here to view the Table of Contents. 60 pages.
This issue of Historic Deerfield celebrates landscape. Click here to view the Table of Contents. 56 pages.