The Great Greenfield DinoFest

6th Annual Festival: Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11, 2022!
Local Arts ~Local History ~Local Lizards (er . . . actually dinos are ancestors of birds)

DinoFest, presented by Piti Theatre and PVMA, is a celebratory in-person and online series of performances, films, interactive exhibits and activities for children and more celebrating our local dinosaur footprints in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and related history. 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 a combo of in-person and streaming events.

Traveling Exhibit in Holyoke

Extended through Dec. 18, 2022 at the Holyoke Heritage State Park Visitor Center

December hours: Open Wednesday – Sunday, 12-4, closed Monday & Tuesday.

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.


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.


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 in 2023. Keep up with events and musings by following us on social media. Use the Facebook links in the sidebar and find us on Instagram.

Learn more about the museum here.

Please make a donation today!
Understanding the past creates better citizens and a better world.

Donate to PVMA

Sign Up To Receive Our Emails

Get news from PVMA in your inbox.

Find out about our latest events, including news about the Memorial Hall Museum and Library, Deerfield Teacher’s Center, Indian House Children’s Museum, and our Community Outreach projects.

Join Our Email List