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PVMA’s “Peony” logo is based on this c. 1840 quilt

We are located in the village of Deerfield, Massachusetts, but as the earliest historical society in the region, people from throughout Franklin County—as well as Hampshire and Hampden counties—entrusted their family stories to the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. From fossils of dinosaur tracks to 20th century artifacts, this extraordinary collection continues to be enhanced by both donations and purchases.

Use the links on the sidebar to the right to learn about our Special Exhibits, Online Exhibits, and Highlights. You may also browse through some of the highlights of the collection here.

2023 OPEN HOURS: Memorial Hall Museum will be open weekends from 11 am to 4:30 pm from April 15th through the end of May.

From June through October, we’re open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays).

In recognition of Deerfield’s 350th anniversary this year, admission to the museum is FREE. Donations welcome.

We look forward to welcoming you! Learn more about the museum here.


INDIAN HOUSE MEMORIAL CHILDREN’S MUSEUM is currently closed. We hope to reopen for school groups in spring 2023. Interested Educators may call for an introductory visit to learn about our programs: 413-774-7476, ext. 100.