Sample Object Studies

Soon after their arrival in Deerfield, Fellows are assigned a short object-based study project. Each student selects an object from Historic Deerfield’s collections, writes a brief (5-7) page paper, and makes a brief presentation to museum staff. Click on the links below to view sample object studies and presentations by recent Summer Fellows:


Tammy Hong ‘18 - Souvenir Spoon ca. 1893

Noelle Reilly '14 - Pieces of the Past: A 19th Century Fabric Swatch Diary


Emily Wells '14 - A New Map of the English Empire in America


John Botello '13 - Empire Sofa

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Emma Florio '13 - South Hadley Canal Lottery Ticket