Memorial Hall is one of New England’s oldest museums. When Deerfield Academy’s original 1798 school building became available, antiquarian George Sheldon organized the collection of artifacts he was assembling, and in 1880 Memorial Hall opened. The museum’s extraordinary collection of furnishings, paintings, textiles, and Indian artifacts is “the finest collection of local antiquities in New England” and is one of America’s oldest museums.
Come explore the museum’s 19 rooms of art, culture and history! See some of the collection highlights here.
MEMORIAL HALL MUSEUM OPENS SATURDAY, JULY 18TH
We are pleased to announce that Memorial Hall Museum will open again on Saturday, July 18th. We look forward to welcoming visitors from 11 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays) through October.
Timed ticketing or advance notice of your visit is not needed, but masks and social distancing are both required in all museum spaces. Please keep everyone’s health and safety in mind during your visit and understand that policies may change as COVID-19 reopening phases evolve.
To celebrate the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s 150th anniversary, admission this season is FREE! (Donations greatly appreciated, but not required.) Get directions here.
Note to Teachers and Special Interest Groups: Memorial Hall Museum is also available for field trips and group tours. More information here.
Memorial Hall Museum is participating again this year as a Blue Star Museum, offering FREE ADMISSION to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families (up to 5 family members), including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial DaY through Labor Day, 2019. For more information on this program, please visit their website here.
The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Library—located next to Memorial Hall Museum—has an exceptional collection of manuscripts, diaries, account books, town records, maps and other documentation. The library is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 12 noon, and 1 pm to 5 pm and is closed most holidays. The library is currently closed due to COVID-19.