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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.

MEMORIAL HALL MUSEUM IS NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON
We are pleased to announce that Memorial Hall Museum opened for the season on Saturday, July 18th. We look forward to welcoming visitors from 11 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays) through October.

Masks (available at the front desk) and social distancing are both required in all museum spaces, but timed ticketing or advance notice of your visit is not needed. 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.)

INDIAN HOUSE
Indian House Memorial Children’s Museum is closed.
It is typically open weekends August through Columbus Day, 11:30 am to 4:30 pm,  but due to COVID-19, it will remain closed through at least the month of August. A decision about opening in September is pending. 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.