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At Arms’ Length: The Photography of Masha Arms
, is now available! Written by Memorial Hall Museum Curator, Suzanne Flynt, the 60 page richly illustrated book tells the story of Masha Arms’ photographic journey. Learn more here. Purchase the book at a 15% discount here.


Made of Thunder, Made of Glass II
Continuing Traditions in Northeastern Indian Beadwork

Intricate, colorful, and symbolic, beadwork is a traditional form of Native artistic expression.  In this exhibition, over 250 extraordinary examples of contemporary and historic Native American beadwork made in the Northeast between 1800 and 2015 are accompanied by compelling portraits of the beadwork artisans by Gerry Biron.  On view at Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, MA, May 30 – November 1, 2015


Poetry-to-the-Earth-100dpiSuzanne Flynt’s book, “Poetry to the Earth: The Arts & Crafts Movement in Deerfield,” is now available at a 25% discount. A feast for the eyes, the book traces historic and artistic themes of the social and design reform movement that encouraged handcraftsmanship, simplicity in design, and integrity of materials. Order the book here.



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JerryCelebrating Deerfield and its environs’ agrarian past, Memorial Hall Museum’s Main Hall has undergone a transformation. You can check out the Main Hall changes  and its new exhibit, Tools, Trades and Tasks: All Work and No Play? on PVMA’s facebook page or here.

Skilled Hands and High Ideals  exhibit, Poetry to the Earth publication, and The Arts & Crafts Moment  in Deerfield website, see details below. Read what others have to say: NY Times, The Recorder article by Don Stewart.

EXHIBITION: Skilled Hands and High Ideals: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Deerfield, at Memorial Hall Museum, open to the public May 1st to October 31st. Learn more about the exhibit here.

PUBLICATION: Poetry to the Earth: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Deerfield, written by Curator of Memorial Hall Museum Suzanne L. Flynt, chronicles the extraordinary story of how Arts and Crafts transformed this western Massachusetts farming village into a leading crafts center. Learn more about the book and its 345 images here.

WEBSITE: “Meet” the artists, hear their words, and see the objects they created at our new website, The Arts & Crafts Moment in Deerfield.


Founded in Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1870 as the first historical society in
Western Massachusetts, today the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association is a vibrant regional organization, supporting the Memorial Hall Museum and Library, Deerfield Teachers’ Center, Indian House Children’s Museum, and Community Outreach projects. Click the links on the sidebar to the right for information about each aspect of PVMA or click here for directions.