Special Exhibit

The Living Landscape
Robert Strong Woodward
September 10 – October 30
Tuesday – Sunday
11 am – 4:30

Featuring 20 original works by acclaimed Western Mass landscape artist Robert Strong Woodward, including recently discovered and never-before-exhibited works. Free! Donations appreciated

Presentation and Book Signing!

Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 2pm
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
10 Memorial Street, Deerfield, MA

Photographer Sandra Matthews and Indigenous activist David Brule will speak about the newly published photobook Occupying Massachusetts: Layers of History on Indigenous Land. Matthews’ photographs of Massachusetts structures and historical markers (many from the Connecticut River Valley) raise questions such as: How do people occupy land and make it their “home”? How are these stories of occupation told? How can we now engage with difficult histories? Brule’s essay, published in the book, offers a model for moving forward.

Books will be available for sale and signing. Find more information here.

Traveling Exhibit in Holyoke

On view through November 30, 2022 at the
Holyoke Heritage State Park Visitor Center
Open September & October: 7 days/week, 12 pm to 4 pm
November Hours: To Be Announced

Fertile Ground: Corn Cranberries, Tobacco, and Artists
The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s traveling exhibit explores connections between the Connecticut River Valley’s agricultural landscape and generations of artists in the Fuller family of Deerfield.

Imaginary art studios represent three generations—George Fuller’s painting studio, Arthur Negus Fuller’s printmaking studio, and Elizabeth Brooks Fuller’s en plein air (outdoor) studio. Enjoy reproductions of oil paintings, prints, and watercolors from Memorial Hall Museum’s Fuller Collection and learn how farming influenced these artists’ work.



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 weekends in May; and Tuesday through Sunday from June through October. We look forward to welcoming you again back during the 2022 season. Keep up with events and musings by following us on social media. Use the Facebook links in the sidebar and find us on Instagram.

Continuing our 150th anniversary celebration, we are offering FREE admission again this season! Learn more about the museum here.

Old Deerfield Craft Fairs

The Craft Fairs have returned! Thanks to all who joined us at the Spring Sampler and for supporting the work of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. Learn about the upcoming Holiday Sampler in West Springfield on November 19 & 20th here.

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