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.
MEMORIAL HALL MUSEUM is open 11 am to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday) through October 31, 2021. Unless fully vaccinated, visitors are required to wear a mask. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe. All museum staff are fully vaccinated.
To celebrate PVMA’s 150th anniversary, we are pleased to offer FREE admission this season.
JULY 18 – AUGUST 29, 2021
2021 Old Deerfield Sunday Afternoon Concert Series
3 pm, Sundays
Beautiful chamber music performed in the lovely Victorian setting of Memorial Hall Museum’s Music Room—newly renovated and air-conditioned—at 3 p.m. on Sundays July 18th through August 29th, 2020. Tickets: $10 for adults; $5 for seniors and students. Tickets available at the door.
Find the Event Schedule here.
NOTE: All musicians are fully vaccinated as are Memorial Hall Museum Staff. We encourage our audience to be vaccinated. Unvaccinated attendees must wear a mask as must other unvaccinated visitors to the museum. Fully vaccinated attendees may wear a mask for additional protection if they so choose.
PVMA launched a new three-season National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program this Spring, exploring themes of Emily St. John Mandel’s novel, Station Eleven. The NEA Big Read: Pocumtuck Valley is in partnership with Tilton Library and more than 40 other organizations and businesses in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties. New England Public Media is our media partner. This is PVMA’s 7th NEA Big Read program!
Find the full event schedule here. Spring programs are now complete, but some virtual programs may be available as recordings. Visit the libraries’ websites for more information. Stay tuned for new programming in late summer and early fall.
NEABig Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
The Craft Fairs will soon return! We hope you’ll attend the Fall Craft Fair, September 18 & 19, 2021, and the Holiday Sampler, November 20 & 21, 2021. Thank you for supporting the Old Deerfield Craft Fairs. Learn more here.
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