Unless otherwise noted, all programs are included with general admission to the museum.
Learn about the fascinating process of making silk fiber into thread. Visitors can see live silkworms, reel cocoons, and enjoy the unique opportunity of painting on silk.
New! Homeschool Teen Classes
Students will learn the basics of weaving and begin a sewing project with a piece of woven cloth.
Come explore the varieties of heirloom apples grown locally. See our small cider press and try to squeeze some cider out of the heirloom apples that grow right here in Old Deerfield. Make an apple-inspired project to take home.
Come to the History Workshop today and have fun puzzling pieces of broken pottery back together. Work together to put cups, plates, mugs and bowls back together with tape. Learn how archaeologists use this process in the lab to learn more about the time period and the people they are studying. Archaeologists call this “mending” – we call it fun!
New Youth Program - Weekends
Compose your next literary masterpiece at Historic Deerfield with this facilitated writing exercise. Our staff will help children ages 10 and up learn the elements of fiction, and then write a story: will they rewrite a famous work of literature? Will they create their own story set in atmospheric Old Deerfield? Let your imagination flourish in our unique setting.
Come to the History Workshop and learn to write with a quill pen. Practice cursive or printing with a goose quill, write on special “aged” paper using our own ink and take home your writing sample! Learn about the ingredients of ink, how quill pens were made and sharpened and read some quill pen writing from Historic Deerfield’s Manuscript Collection.