To celebrate PVMA’s 150th anniversary, we are pleased to offer FREE admission this season.
JULY 4, 2021
3 pm, Blue & While Room
Westmoreland Town Band FREE Concert
JULY 11, 2021
Lucy Terry Prince Day
a Day in Old Deerfield with America’s First African American Poet
July 11th is “Lucy Terry Prince Day,” marking the bicentennial of the first known African American poet’s death. Find detailed Event Schedule here.
JUNE & JULY 2021 – PVMA TRAVELING EXHIBIT
Fertile Ground: Corn, Cranberries, Tobacco, and Artists
JULY 17, 2021, Saturday, 1-3 pm
Join us at the Great Falls Discovery Center for a RECEPTION and art-making inspired by the agrarian landscape.
Thank you to the GFDC for extending our traveling exhibit timeline through the COVID shutdown. The Discovery Center is now open Wednesday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, and Tuesday noon to 4 pm (closed Mondays).
This traveling exhibit at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls 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; learn how farming influenced these artists’ work; and plan your own art inspired by our local landscape. Most labels have English and Spanish translations.
The Great Falls Discovery Center is a Massachusetts State Park. Admission is FREE.
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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