Collections

Historic Deerfield is home to one of the best public collections of art and antiques in America. Begun and formed in large part by founders Henry and Helen Flynt during a lifetime of collecting, the collection has been refined with hundreds of additions by professional staff since the mid-1970s.

Much of the collection is on display in historic houses, as well as in the Flynt Center of Early New England Life, home to both exhibitions and visible storage in the Museum’s Attic.  Information and images of many objects are also available though the Five College Museums/Historic Deerfield Collections Database.

The following list highlights strengths in Historic Deerfield’s collections:

Recent Acquisitions

Recent acquisitions to the Historic Deerfield collection. » Learn More

Furniture

Furniture at Historic Deerfield » Learn More

Textiles, Clothing and Embroidery

Textiles, Clothing and Embroidery at Historic Deerfield » Learn More

Ceramics

Visit our world-class Ceramic and Pottery Collections. » Learn More

Paintings

Paintings at Historic Deerfield » Learn More

Maps and Prints

Maps and Prints at Historic Deerfield » Learn More

Silver and Metalware

Silver and Metalware Collection at Historic Deerfield » Learn More

Glass

Glass collection at Historic Deerfield » Learn More

Powder Horns

Powder horn collection at Historic Deerfield » Learn More

Folk Art

Folk Art collection at Historic Deerfield » Learn More

Books, Manuscripts and Archival Documents

Books, Manuscripts and Archival Documents at Historic Deerfield » Learn More

The Stephen L. Wolf Collection

The premier, private library on the topics of paint, varnish, and color theory dating from the 16th century onward. » Learn More