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2023 Season

Deerfield: Now and Then

In recognition of the Town of Deerfield’s 350th anniversary, this exhibit will show the town’s changes over time.  Historic photos from the PVMA collection of scenes throughout Deerfield have been recreated, with the help of students from Frontier Regional High School.  Each tells an individual story of transformation over time.  Taken together, they show a town developing and growing while preserving its past.

Deerfield: Now and Then will be exhibited at the Deerfield Town Hall in South Deerfield in May and June. It will be exhibited at Memorial Hall in September and October.


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Updated in 2023

Francis & Mary Allen

No one did as much to define Deerfield’s image as Frances and Mary Allen, who took to photography after becoming deaf in their 30s. In the process, the Allen Sisters became widely recognized as two of the most influential and accomplished women in early photography.


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  • Allen Sisters Photographs

2022-2023 Seasons

In With the Old, In With the New

With works by renowned Deerfield artists (George Fuller, Augustus Vincent Tack, James Wells Champney), and works be completely unknown artist, this temporary exhibit looks as why each of these paintings was added to the museum’s collection in 2021.


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New in 2022

February 29, 1704

The aftermath of the 1704 Raid on Deerfield is a story of continued war and suffering, but also a story of peace and healing. This exhibit tells those stories through one multicultural family divided and united by the raid.


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    After the Attack

New in 2021

A Tale of Two Fiddles

By contrasting an historical depiction of Black performers to the lived experience of one contemporary Black musician and entrepreneur, we can see how perception and reality diverged from one another and left lasting impacts on the ways we view issues of race today.


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    A Tale of Two Fiddles
  • Equality Ball
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Tue ‒ Thu: 09am ‒ 07pm
Fri ‒ Mon: 09am ‒ 05pm

Adults: $25
Children & Students free

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