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June 18, 2016, Eaglebrook School, Deerfield, MA
Glacial Lake Hitchcock and Its Primal Inhabitants:  A Conference Dedicated to the Native American Culture, Legacy and Artifacts in the Connecticut River Valley

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Memorial Hall Museum is open:
May 1 to 29, weekends only, 11 am–4:30 pm
June 1 to October 30, Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am–4:30 pm

music roomMUSIC ROOM   In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Memorial Hall Museum’s 1916 wing, the Music Room has been renovated and reinstalled with three centuries of musical instruments, furniture, and artwork. Franklin County’s first piano, Hadley chests, and portraits will be featured in this special exhibition.

children in DeerfieldCHILDREN OF DEERFIELD: PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANCES AND MARY ALLEN  Celebrated as the “foremost women photographers in America” in 1901, Frances and Mary Allen’s 1885 to 1915 photographs provide a unique glimpse of childhood in rural New England.  This exhibition features idyllic photographs of children on the farm, at play or in costume in old Deerfield.

(opens June 3rd)
Conch shells used for dinner horns? Wreaths made from human hair? Weapons made with shark’s teeth? Out-of-the-ordinary curios and keepsakes are featured in an exhibition with an emphasis on intriguing narratives and “otherness.”  This exhibition features rarely seen relics and curiosities gathered and preserved in Memorial Hall since 1799.

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Legacy Afric Amer image for website 041516CALL FOR MUSICIANS!
Upcoming Workshop & Concert
A Legacy of African American Music, People, and Place In the Connecticut River Valley 1700 – 1920 Anecdotes with Music

Workshop and Rehearsals: June 11 – 18
Juneteenth Concert: June 19 at the Old Brick Church, Old Deerfield
Seasoned and amateur musicians welcome—to learn, rehearse, and perform  the music of African Americans who lived in the Connecticut River Valley in the 1700s – 1920.  Instruments include: vocals, fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, flute, ukulele, tambourine, washboard, bones, and others.
Participation is by contribution; enrollment is required.  For more information contact Jackie Cooper, Program Director, at 413-628-0262 or jackiecooper@crocker.com.



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.