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He may have been America’s first Black composer: Juneteenth concert at Historic Deerfield to feature music of Sawney Freeman, among others
06-14-2024 2:10 PM


In celebration of Juneteenth, folks are invited to join a star-studded group of early American musical performers at Historic Deerfield, as they take on a wide variety of music from regional African American composers and band leaders.Kicking off a 7...

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More than 200 acres protected for agriculture in Deerfield’s North Meadows
06-19-2024 4:35 PM


DEERFIELD — With the execution of two separate conservation restrictions by Historic Deerfield and the Antonellis family, more than 200 acres of land in Deerfield will remain permanently accessible for agriculture.In early May, Historic Deerfield...

Painting a more complete picture: ‘Unnamed Figures’ highlights Black presence and absence in early American history
04-18-2024 3:17 PM


In partnership with the American Folk Art Museum, Historic Deerfield is presenting an exhibition on the unexplored histories of Black people in early America.“Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North” explores Black...

The night that changed Deerfield forever: New book gives a comprehensive look at the infamous Deerfield Massacre of 1704
02-29-2024 2:26 PM


If you’re from the region, you’ve probably come across the story of the 1704 attack on Deerfield, or, at least one of the many monuments placed around the county commemorating the English colonists.But how much do you really know of this time period,...

Historic Deerfield fall forum to explore American Arts and Crafts movement
09-05-2023 8:30 PM


DEERFIELD — With one of the American Arts and Craft movement’s masterpieces on display through March, Historic Deerfield’s annual fall forum is dedicated to exploring how the movement grew and flourished in town.The forum will be held on Friday, Sept....

Historic Deerfield launching three-part Indigenous history series
07-06-2023 11:41 AM

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DEERFIELD — A Deerfield resident and local historian has been tapped to kick off Historic Deerfield’s summer lecture series.Peter Thomas, an independent historian involved in helping plan the town’s 350th anniversary celebrations as well as several...

Historic Deerfield opens for 2023 season on Saturday
04-14-2023 9:22 AM


DEERFIELD — Just as the flowers bloom each spring, Historic Deerfield’s doors are opening this weekend as the museum’s 2023 season kicks off with several special events and exhibitions planned this spring and summer.The season begins Saturday at 10...

Historic Deerfield’s Patriot’s Day muster inspires interest in history
04-23-2017 10:00 PM


DEERFIELD — Dressed in a black bifold hat, green coat and green britches that tied at the knee, John Coburn played the fife, humming along to the tune of “The White Cockade” as two boys drummed behind him.Coburn, the boys and five other members of...

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