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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Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery
Apr
13
to Dec 1

Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery

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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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs
Jun
22
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs

Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of hearth cooking while learning about colonial foods and diet. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking that were used to add flavor and freshness to seasonal dishes. Visit the Cooks’ Garden dedicated to the memory of Margaret Quinn Orloske and see what’s growing.

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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs
Jun
29
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs

Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of hearth cooking while learning about colonial foods and diet. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking that were used to add flavor and freshness to seasonal dishes. Visit the Cooks’ Garden dedicated to the memory of Margaret Quinn Orloske and see what’s growing.

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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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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs
Jun
15
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs

Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of hearth cooking while learning about colonial foods and diet. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking that were used to add flavor and freshness to seasonal dishes. Visit the Cooks’ Garden dedicated to the memory of Margaret Quinn Orloske and see what’s growing.

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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs
Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs

Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of hearth cooking while learning about colonial foods and diet. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking that were used to add flavor and freshness to seasonal dishes. Visit the Cooks’ Garden dedicated to the memory of Margaret Quinn Orloske and see what’s growing.

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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs
Jun
1
9:30 AM09:30

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Cooking with Herbs

Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of hearth cooking while learning about colonial foods and diet. Come and learn about the use of herbs in cooking that were used to add flavor and freshness to seasonal dishes. Visit the Cooks’ Garden dedicated to the memory of Margaret Quinn Orloske and see what’s growing.

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Stenciling Art
May
25
to May 26

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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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Old Roots and New Shoots - The Challenges of Cooking in Springtime
May
25
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
May
18
to May 19

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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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Old Roots and New Shoots - The Challenges of Cooking in Springtime
May
18
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
May
11
to May 12

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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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Old Roots and New Shoots - The Challenges of Cooking in Springtime
May
11
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
May
4
to May 5

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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Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration: Old Roots and New Shoots - The Challenges of Cooking in Springtime
May
4
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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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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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

The ledger of Lemuel Adams, the shop principal of the Hartford, Connecticut, cabinetmaking firm Kneeland & Adams (1792-1795), was discovered at the University of Miami in 2016. It features the shop’s financial accounts, biographical information, customer lists, shop output, and other new information – leading to new scholarship on the firm and its larger network of cabinetmaking firms in southern New England. This forum will share the ongoing research of the firm and its significance to the history of commercial craftsmanship in New England.

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Stenciling Art
Apr
14
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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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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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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