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A recent addition to Historic Deerfield’s English ceramics collection aptly illustrates that ceramics were not confined solely to tableware or decorative forms in the 18th and 19th centuries, but could be utilized for a variety of purposes.
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Like most other artisans, engravers normally learned their craft by working with a practitioner. The journey from apprentice to master was circuitous, involving a number of stopovers along the way.
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Researching the 1801 Esther Packard Bed Rug, currently the only documented bed rug from the Connecticut River Valley in the museum’s collection.
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A new work by the noted artist Orra White Hitchcock surfaces in a manuscript of Dr. Stephen West Williams of Deerfield.
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Important examples of eighteenth-century Boston furniture owned by Historic Deerfield are highlighted in new publication.
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Arthur Hoyt's lost opportunity to attend West Point is a case study in "father knows best."
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Dan Sousa has recently joined the staff at Historic Deerfield as the Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Intern. Over the next two years he will be working with the curatorial staff on collections research and writing – especially in the area of English ceramics, collections management and storage projects, exhibitions and programming, and other projects for the benefit of the museum’s historic houses.
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A guide to this year's wreaths on the doors of Deerfield.
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The winners of the 2016 Historic Deerfield King Arthur Flour Holiday Cookie Contest have been chosen, and we've got the recipes for all the holiday bakers out there!
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The Restless Surveyor

Aug 19, 2016

Epaphras Hoyt was never idle - and surveyed many places, from Massachusetts, to Maine and Connecticut.
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