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

is open weekends in May and Tuesday through Sunday from June through October. We are now closed for the season and look forward to seeing you again in the spring. 

Keep up with off-season events and musings by following us on social media. Use the Facebook links in the sidebar and find us on Instagram..

The Craft Fairs have returned! We hope to see you at the Spring Sampler March 5 & 6, 2022. Learn more here.

Thank you for supporting the Old Deerfield Craft Fairs and its parent organization, the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association.

NEA Big Read: Pocumtuck Valley

"Station Eleven" book cover. Large tents in a field under starry sky.PVMA launched a new three-season National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read program this past 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 event schedule here. Programs are now complete, but some virtual programs may be available as recordings. Visit the libraries’ websites for more information.

Thanks to the Great Falls Discovery Center, Exploded View, and Musica Franklin for collaborating in a culminating  “Big Read Weekend” at the Discovery Center November 13 & 14. Thanks also to the Pioneer Valley History Network for several Facebook posts inspired by Station Eleven‘s Museum of Civilization.

Logo of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program, managed by Arts Midwest. Includes website: arts.gov/neabigread.
NEABig Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


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