Memorial Hall Museum is now closed. We are waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted, with the museum opening tentatively scheduled for early July, Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday) from June through October, from 11:00 am–4:30 pm. Follow our Facebook pages for musings, exhibit preparations, 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. Within the museum’s 19 rooms of art, history, and culture are several Special Exhibits listed below. For a glimpse of Past Exhibits, click here.
CURRENT SPECIAL EXHIBITS
Living in Our Landscape
Whether for recreation or cultivation, people have played a role in shaping the environment for thousands of years. This selection of paintings from the museum’s collection looks at the human presence in our local landscape.
The Effect of the Mist
From 1885 to 1920, the Misses Allen—Frances and Mary— traveled the Deerfield region capturing small-town life and agricultural landscapes during the four seasons and in all kinds of weather. They also visited California, as well as Great Britain where Mary noted their approach, “It rains – the soft kindly English rain – but we stop and photograph in the midst – the effect of the mist being too beautiful to lose.” This exhibit features Allen Sister landscapes of Deerfield and beyond.
Edward and Orra Hitchcock
He was one of the most accomplished scientists of the 19th century. She was a scientific illustrator whose work is still acclaimed today. This exhibit, in the very room where they met, looks at their lifelong collaboration and their many accomplishments which still have an impact in the 21st century. Produced in conjunction with PVMA’s website Impressions from a Lost World: www.dinotracksdiscovery.org.
RECENT SPECIAL EXHIBITS
THREE DAYS ONLY
November 10–12, 2018
11 am to 4:30 pm
Free admission for this special exhibit
Memorial Hall Museum will open for Veterans Day weekend to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Get a rare glimpse into the lives of the local men and women on the front lines. Uniforms, official correspondences, personal letters, and other artifacts bring the reality of the war and the Armistice to life.
Learn about memorial poppies and pin one on the board to honor someone special.