Sample Object Studies

Soon after their arrival in Deerfield, Fellows are assigned a short object-based study project. Each student selects an object from Historic Deerfield’s collections, writes a brief (5-7) page paper, and makes a brief presentation to museum staff. Click on the links below to view sample object studies and presentations by recent Summer Fellows:

Cover-Page--Object-Study-Presentation-Noelle-Reilly.jpgNoelle Reilly '14 - Pieces of the Past: A 19th Century Fabric Swatch Diary

Object Study          Object Presentation

Cover-Page---Object-Study-Presentation-Emily-Wells.jpgEmily Wells '14 - A New Map of the English Empire in America

Object Study          Object Presentation


John_Botello_Object_Study_Presentation_sofa.jpgJohn Botello '13 - Empire Sofa

Object Study          Object Presentation






EFlorio_Object_Presentation_Canal_Lottery_Ticket_001.jpgEmma Florio '13 - South Hadley Canal Lottery Ticket

Object Study          Object Presentation