Our online collection featured at the American Centuries website consists of over 2,000 items from Memorial Hall Museum and Library. This collection is comprised of artifacts, documents, maps, photographs and books from New England. The Collection spans a vast sweep of history: from the area’s earliest Native American inhabitants to modern times. The website includes engaging activities; resources for teachers, researchers, and students; plus a special Just 4 Kids page.
In addition, special exhibits focus with more detail on specific historical events or topics: Turns of the Centuries, Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704, Shays’ Rebellion and the Making of a Nation, African Americans in Early Rural New England, and Map to African American Historic Sites. The Arts & Crafts Moment in Deerfield parallels the publication of Poetry to the Earth: The Arts & Crafts Movement in Deerfield, by Suzanne L. Flynt, available here.
The most recent of our educational websites, “Impressions from a Lost World,” focuses on the history of the 19th-century discovery of dinosaur tracks in the Connecticut River Valley (before the word “dinosaur” was even used). Visit dinotracksdiscovery.org here!