Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery
Dec
29
to Apr 7

Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery

Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Flynt Center of Early New England Life

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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Winter Lecture Series - Native Voices: Recovering American Histories
Jan
27
to Mar 24

Winter Lecture Series - Native Voices: Recovering American Histories

This winter’s series is devoted to re-centering indigenous peoples’ experience and perspectives within broader American narratives and histories. Each presenter will share new scholarship and insights that bring to light Native men and women as active participants and autonomous history makers.

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Inspired Design: Asian Decorative Arts and Their Adaptations
Mar
2
to Feb 9

Inspired Design: Asian Decorative Arts and Their Adaptations

This new exhibition highlights 18th- and 19th-century Asian decorative arts and their imitations, drawn from the museum’s rich collection. The exhibition explores how Western craftsmen adapted Asian decorative arts into a design vocabulary more familiar to them and their customers, and highlights New Englanders’ own quest for these imported goods.

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Stenciling Art
Apr
13
to Apr 21

Stenciling Art

School Vacation Week

Stenciling is an early form of interior decorating that is still popular today.  Come to the History Workshop to learn about this wonderful art form and find out about the early New England itinerant artists who traveled from home to home decorating walls.  Join us for some wall stenciling and make a beautiful stenciled artwork to take with you.  Fun for all ages.

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Federal Cabinetmaking: Kneeland & Adams of Hartford
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Federal Cabinetmaking: Kneeland & Adams of Hartford

Historic Deerfield One-Day Decorative Arts Forum

In 2016, the ledger of Lemuel Adams, the shop principal of the Hartford, Connecticut, cabinetmaking firm Kneeland & Adams (1792-1795), was discovered.  It featured the shop’s financial accounts, biographical information, customer lists, shop output, and other previously unknown information – leading to new scholarship on the firm and its larger network of cabinetmaking firms in southern New England.  This forum will provide context for and a summary of the ongoing research of the firm.

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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Old Roots and New Shoots - The Challenges of Cooking in Springtime
Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Old Roots and New Shoots - The Challenges of Cooking in Springtime

By the time spring came, early New Englanders had just about used up their supply of stored and preserved food. Discover the meaning of “scraping the bottom of the barrel” and learn why people of the past eagerly awaited the first fresh foods of the season like asparagus, eggs, and milk.

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Stenciling Art
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Stenciling Art

Stenciling is an early form of interior decorating that is still popular today.  Come to the History Workshop to learn about this wonderful art form and find out about the early New England itinerant artists who traveled from home to home decorating walls.  Join us for some wall stenciling and make a beautiful stenciled artwork to take with you.  Fun for all ages.

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The River, Drifting Continents, Dinosaurs, and a Glacial Lake: Understanding the Amazing Stories Preserved in our Rocks and Landscape
Jul
15
to Jul 19

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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Mr. Potter's 19th Century Magic Show
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

Mr. Potter's 19th Century Magic Show

Performances at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Robert Olson will recreate the magic of 19th century magician Richard Potter in an engaging performance at the Deerfield Community Center. Olson uses recreated and original props, 19th century costume, and the early language that appeared in the magic books of Potter's time to transport the audience for an evening of magic and fun. 

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Family Friendly Songs and Stories with Tim Van Egmond
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Family Friendly Songs and Stories with Tim Van Egmond

Performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Enjoy family-friendly songs and stories with Tim Van Egmond, a multi-talented storyteller, singer, and musician. Tim transports audiences to the wellspring of wisdom, humor, and inspiration found in multicultural tales and folk music. His performance will warm your heart in an uplifting experience of enjoyment and enchantment.

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Museum Store Sunday
Nov
25
9:30 AM09:30

Museum Store Sunday

Be a Patron and shop with us on Museum Store Sunday. We're joining more than 700 museum stores across the world for this special day of inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions. Stop by the Museum Gift Shop and Bookstore on Sunday, November 25 and save 25% off your purchase on this day only!* Save an additional 25% off or more on a select group of 25 items. Plus, enter to win a gift card to The Deerfield Inn. A great way to kick off the holiday shopping season.

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Day of Giving
Nov
23
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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