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Winter Hours

The Flynt Center of Early New England Life is open on weekends January 3 - April 12. The 2015 regular season of daily operation begins on April 18, 2015.  For additional information on special tours during the winter season, click here. Great programs and events continue at the museum throughout the winter - see the list, below.

Welcome to Historic Deerfield

Spend a day in old New England. Visit Historic Deerfield, an authentic 18th-century New England village in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. Tour beautifully restored museum houses with period architecture and furnishings. See yankee ingenuity at work in demonstrations of colonial-era trades. And explore our world-famous collection of early American crafts, ceramics, furniture, textiles and metalwork. It’s a celebration of New England heritage.

The people were incredible, the museum a gem… Thank you so much for a truly wonderful experience.” 
- Scott F. from East Hampton, CT

Plan Your Visit Around These Upcoming Events

Engraved Powder Horns from the French and Indian War and the American Revolution: The William H. Guthman Collection

January 03, 2015 - December 27, 2015 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Open weekends through April 12. One of the finest assemblages of this indigenous and unique American art form ever presented, these 75 powder horns offer a wealth of documentary information about the original owners and carvers who created them. » Learn More

Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery

January 03, 2015 - December 27, 2015 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Open weekends through April 12. Examine one of the finest collections of early American textiles and costumes ever assembled! On view weekends through April 13, 2014 at the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. » Learn More

Greek Gods, Roman Ideals: Neoclassicism and Style in Early America

February 28, 2015 - February 14, 2016 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This February Historic Deerfield opens a new exhibition in the Flynt Center Lobby that draws upon collection objects from the period 1780 to 1825, representative of the Neoclassical style. » Learn More

Open Hearth Cooking Classes

March 07, 2015 | 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Are you interested in historic foodways? Do you want to learn how to cook in your fireplace? Do you have a beehive oven and ever wondered how to heat it and bake in it? Please join us this winter to prepare and eat savory and sweet dishes under the guidance of our experience open hearth cooks. » Learn More

Museum Course: The Decorative Arts of the China Trade

March 11, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This museum course will examine how western merchants transacted business under China’s unique set of rules and regulations, called the Canton System. » Learn More

Deerfield-Wellesley Symposium: Outside the Gallery: Public Sculpture in New England

March 14, 2015 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

A day-long symposium that will explore the art and function of public sculpture in New England from the 19th century to the present. » Learn More

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