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Going to the Sources: Researching the Esther Packard (1801) Bed Rug

Researching the 1801 Esther Packard Bed Rug, currently the only documented bed rug from the Connecticut River Valley in the museum’s collection.
Recent Posts By Dan Sousa Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Intern As an institution that seeks to preserve and interpret the history and material culture of Deerfield, Massac… http://historic-deerfield.org/blog/going-sources-researching-esther-packard-1801-bed-rug/

New Light on Mysterious Wells-Thorn Curtain

The powerful effect of light on objects solves the mystery of one rapidly fading curtain in the Wells-Thorn House.
Recent Posts By Amanda Lange Curatorial Department Director and Curator of Historic Interiors One of the favorite stops on the Wells-Thorn House tour is the 1815 Bed Chamber.  T… http://historic-deerfield.org/blog/new-light-mysterious-wells-thorn-curtain/

It Begins with a Firm Foundation: Corset and Collar Mounts at Historic Deerfield

Corset mounts are made for Historic Deerfield's collection by conservation student Michelle Boyce.
Recent Posts By Ned Lazaro Collections Manager and Associate Curator of Textiles   The Project In April of 2014, Historic Deerfield enlisted the services of conservation stu… http://historic-deerfield.org/blog/it-begins-firm-foundation-corset-and-collar-mounts-historic-deerfield/