Deerfield Memorial Hall Museum, Open



Memorial Hall Museum (10 Memorial St, Deerfield, MA 01342, Deerfield MA)

Special Exhibit
The Living Landscape
Robert Strong Woodward
September 10 – October 30
Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 4:30
Presentation and Book Signing!
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 2pm
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
10 Memorial Street, Deerfield, MA
Photographer Sandra Matthews and Indigenous activist David Brule will speak about the newly published photobook Occupying Massachusetts: Layers of History on Indigenous Land. Matthews’ photographs of Massachusetts structures and historical markers (many from the Connecticut River Valley) raise questions such as: How do people occupy land and make it their “home”? How are these stories of occupation told? How can we now engage with difficult histories? Brule’s essay, published in the book, offers a model for moving forward. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Featuring 20 original works by acclaimed Western Mass landscape artist Robert Strong Woodward, including recently discovered and never-before-exhibited works.
Free! Donations appreciated
Come explore the museum’s 19 rooms of art, culture and history! 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.
Memorial Hall Museum is open weekends in May; and Tuesday through Sunday from June through October. We look forward to welcoming you again back during the 2022 season.
Continuing our 150th anniversary celebration, we are offering FREE admission again this season! Learn more about the museum here.