Events Calendar

Memorial Hall Museum is now closed for the winter season. We will be open again in May for weekends, and daily (except Mondays) beginning in June. 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.

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OLD DEERFIELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERTS

July 8th – August 26th
(schedule TBA)

 

The Indian House Children’s Museum is now closed for the winter season.
The first floor is open for hands-on activities. Learn more hereAdmission is a choice on the Memorial Hall Single Building ticket. All others: $6 for adults; $3 for students (ages 13-18); children 12 and under are free. The door is kept locked, please ring bell for admission.

For directions to our Old Deerfield locations click here. See PAST EVENTS here.

 

2018 Events

OFF-SITE EXHIBIT
Reading the Rocky Book of the Past—Dinosaur Footprints in the Connecticut River Valley
Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls, MA
On view until March 31st (except Saturday, March 3rd, and Saturday morning, March 10, when the Great Hall will be closed). The Great Hall is a community space. If you are traveling a distance, please call ahead to be sure a large event has not been scheduled in the space.

The Great Falls Discovery Center and the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association are hosting a family learning exhibit in the Discovery Center’s Great Hall. “Reading the Rocky Book of the Past—Dinosaur Footprints in the Connecticut River Valley” focuses on the 19th-century discovery of dinosaur footprints in the Connecticut River Valley and the local people, especially Dexter Marsh and Edward Hitchcock, who played starring roles in the story. PVMA designed the traveling exhibit for family learning, but with something of interest for everyone, whether part of a group or not. It features two simulated 19th-century cabinets (precursors to today’s museums), a “make your own collection” takeaway activity, dinosaur track reproductions and other “touch-its” and learning opportunities. Many labels are in English and Spanish.

Make a bookmark, botanical picture, and your own small collection of gems and shells; or relax with dinosaur books and puzzles and learn about this fascinating local history!

The exhibit is in conjunction with the recent launch of PVMA’s educational website, “Impressions from a Lost World” (www.dinotracksdiscovery.org). Both the exhibit and website focus on the colorful history of the discovery of dinosaur tracks in the Connecticut River Valley in the 1800s. Sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and members and donors of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association.

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NEW 2017 EXHIBITIONS
ASTRONOMY, GEOLOGY, AND DINO TRACKS! OH MY!
Edward and Orra Hitchcock and Early Natural Sciences

Edward’s significant work on Connecticut Valley fossil footprints and Orra’s scientific illustrations rocked the world in the 19th century. This exhibition introduces the Hitchcocks’ many contributions to astronomy, botany, geology, and ichnology in the very place they started a lifetime of work together. Produced in conjunction with PVMA’s newly launched website Impressions from a Lost World: www.dinotracksdiscovery.org.

“The Moody Foot Mark Quarry” in Edward Hitchcock’s Ichnology of Massachusetts, 1858

Edward Hitchcock, c. 1860

Orra Hitchcock, c. 1860

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A NATIVE AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE
Exquisite portraits of contemporary and historic Native bead artists by Gerry Biron, artist and organizer of the Made of Thunder, Made of Glass exhibits, accompany beadwork by Wabanaki/Canadian Metis artisan Rhonda Besaw and Oneida artisan Karen Ann Hoffman in the renovated Native Room.

Petroglyphs by Rhonda Besaw, 2009

To the Stars by Karen Ann Hoffman, 2015

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RECENT PAST EVENTS

2017 SUMMER

2017 Old Deerfield Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

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 9th through August 20th, 2017Tickets: $10 for adults; $5 for seniors and students. Tickets available at the door.  See schedule below.

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July 9th
Ken Forfia,
Piano
Amy Gates,
Piano
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Bella Voce
Lisa Woods
, Mezzo-Soprano
Teri LaFleur, Soprano
Jerry Noble, Piano

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July 23rd
Piper Pichette,
Harp

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July 30th 
Michael Nix, Banjar
Eileen Ruby,
Mezzo Soprano

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August 6th
The Deerfield Duo
Mark Fraser,
Cello
Anthony Berner, Violin

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The Valtchev-Tchekoratova Duo - Gregory Valtchev, Violin & Lora Tchekoratova, Piano - 2011August 13th
The Valtchev-Tchekoratova Duo
Gregory Valtchev
, Violin
Lora Tchekoratova, Piano

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Carol Hutter 2 August 20th
Carol Hutter
, Viola

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