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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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Curatorial department intern Katherine Fecteau investigates the ownership of the recently acquired Nehemiah Bull "table-desk."
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A new purchase of a collection of books about beekeeping inspires a look at two Franklin County beekeepers and their trade.
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Deerfield resident Epaphras Hoyt endeavors to find out how sap flows from the maple trees in the village during the late 1830s and examines some interesting theories.
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In the winter of 2015, members of Historic Deerfield’s Curatorial Department discovered evidence of an infestation in two of the museum’s historic houses. While the discovery of the infestation was disturbing, the action taken and lessons learned provided curatorial staff with a more responsive and proactive strategy for the future.
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