MEMORIAL HALL MUSEUM  is open weekends in May, 11 am–4:30 pm.  Masks and social distancing are required.  Thank you for helping to keep our community safe by following all COVID-19 protocols. To celebrate PVMA’s 150th anniversary, we are pleased to offer FREE admission this season.

NEA Big Read: Pocumtuck Valley

"Station Eleven" book cover. Large tents in a field under starry sky.PVMA is launching 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. Some programs are still developing, so please keep checking for updates!

Logo of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program, managed by Arts Midwest. Includes website: 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.
    Fertile Ground: Corn, Cranberries, Tobacco, and Artists
    (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 until further notice.

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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.



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