Why Give

Join us! 

Dedicated to the preservation of Deerfield, Massachusetts and early New England, Historic Deerfield welcomes more than 20,000 visitors, and earns the support of over 1,000 members, friends, corporations, foundations, and public agencies, on a yearly basis.  

Support preservation.

Many support Historic Deerfield for the period homes preserved as part of a streetscape representing a largely intact record of 18th- and early 19th-century domestic architecture. Others wish to support the preservation of one of the nation’s top half-dozen collections of early American furniture and decorative arts, on display in the museum houses, and in the Flynt Center of Early New England Life and the Henry N. Flynt Silver & Metalware Collection.

Support scholarship and genealogical research. 

Scholars and genealogy enthusiasts support Deerfield for its library, a collection of 21,000 volumes and documents supporting Deerfield’s claim to be the best documented small town in the United States.

Support education and history programming. 

Area residents and travelers to the region support Historic Deerfield for the numerous symposia, lectures, and history programs offered.Please join us in supporting Historic Deerfield!

All gifts to Historic Deerfield are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Code.


The Development Office is pleased to answer questions about supporting Historic Deerfield!

Jesse Vanek
Director of Development

Kim Snyder
Associate Director of Development

Jessica Schofield
Development Coordinator