MEMORIAL HALL MUSEUM is now closed for the season. We extend a special thank you to our visitors this past season for helping to keep our community safe by following COVID-19 protocols. We look forward to reopening for the Spring/Summer 2021 season.

The Great Greenfield DinoFest
2020 Festival: Dinos Go Hybrid on December 5 & 6!

DinoFest, presented by Piti Theatre and PVMA, is (normally) a celebratory in-person day of performances, interactive exhibits and activities for children, dino films with live music and more celebrating our local dinosaur footprints in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts. Why? Because this is where the first scientific study in the world of dinosaur footprints took place! You can learn more on PVMA’s award winning website “Impressions from a Lost World” . . . This year DinoFest will be on Zoom, with Jurassic Roadshow’s professional paleontologists and scientific illustrators, local knowledgeable fossil collectors (the “Track Pack”), story time with a children’s librarian, an environmentalist/beekeeper from Maine and special videos prepared by local museums!

PLUS we’ll have an in-person screening at 10 am on December 5th at Greenfield’s Garden Cinema of an original dino-themed comedy where emerging fascism meets deep time in “The Mayor of Greenpants: Dino Disaster“, written, filmed and edited by Piti Theatre’s Youth Troupe.

Learn all about it here.


    In light of the continuing COVID-19 health risk to the public, as well as to our participating crafters, volunteers and staff, the Old Deerfield Craft Fair has decided to cancel this year’s September 19th and 20th Fall Festival in Deerfield. This year’s Holiday Sampler 2020 has been canceled as well. We will miss seeing you! 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.
    Fertile Ground: Corn, Cranberries, Tobacco, and Artists
    (The GFDC is currently closed because of COVID-19. Please continue to check our website and Facebook page for updates.) Thank you to the GFDC for extending our traveling exhibit timeline until further notice.

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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.



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