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Mass Humanities Brings Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street to Turners Falls

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The Smithsonian and Mass Humanities have partnered together to bring a traveling exhibition to several small towns in Massachusetts. The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street aims to reach underserved rural communities through their traveling exhibitions which explore common themes in American Life. An exhibition titled “Crossroads: Changes in [...]

Historic Deerfield is Open for the 2021 Season!

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historic deerfield massachusettsHistoric Deerfield has reopened for the 2021 season! Now through November 28, step into the past by touring one of their historic homes, attending a history workshop, or simply strolling the tree-lined streets of this 17th century village. Visit historic-deerfied.org for pricing and hours. Admission includes historic house tours, entry to the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, walking tours, the History Workshop, the Apprentice’s workshop, and any special programs scheduled during your visit. Purchase your tickets online here or at the Flynt Center of Early New England Life.

Deerfield’s first English settlers arrived in 1669, although Native Americans had inhabited the area for at least 8,000 years prior. The area was immediately attractive to settlers because of its fertile soil, due to its proximity to the Deerfield, Green, and Connecticut rivers. Over the years, the settlement was fought over many times, which is why the future generations took so much care in preserving the village’s history. Historic Deerfield, Inc. was founded in 1952 as an outdoor museum and the village has been on the National Register of Historic Landmarks since 1962.

Photo credit: facebook.com/HistoricDeerfield

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