Fertile Ground: Corn, Cranberries, Tobacco, and Artists
March 5 through June, open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm (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 from the end of April until the end of June.
The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s 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 create your own art inspired by our local landscape. Designed to engage all ages, with English and Spanish translations.
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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.
Memorial Hall Museum is now closed for the winter season. It is open weekends in May, and Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday) from June through October, from 11:00 am–4:30 pm. Follow our Facebook pages for musings, exhibit preparations, “Website Wednesdays,” and the latest updates.
Admission is $6 for adults; $3 for youth and students 6-21. The museum is also open by appointment or for school groups; please call 413-774-7476 ext 100 if you would like to schedule a group tour. Within the museum’s 19 rooms of art, history, and culture are several Special Exhibits.
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