Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association

Memorial Hall Museum, Old Deerfield, Mass.
Memorial Hall Museum, Old Deerfield, Mass.

The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association is a vibrant regional organization, maintaining Memorial Hall Museum, a Research Library, Deerfield Teachers’ Center, Indian House Children’s Museum, and Community Outreach projects.

Indian House Door" from the Ensign John Sheldon House in Deerfield, Massachusetts, (built 1699) has been on public display since 1868.
Indian House Door” from the Ensign John Sheldon House in Deerfield, Massachusetts, (built 1699) has been on public display since 1868.

PVMA’s extensive collection can be viewed at http://americancenturies.mass.edu/

and visit http://1704.deerfield.history.museum/ to explore the many stories of 1704.

PVMA’s Old Deerfield Craft Fairs, “New England’s Most Beautiful Craft Fairs,” were established in 1976 to promote Old Deerfield’s Arts and Crafts tradition started in 1898 while raising much-needed funds for PVMA’s programs. 

The Old Deerfield Craft Fairs are in March, September, and November.  Call PVMA Administrative Office
413-774-7476 ext 100 for details.

Old Deerfield's Craft Fairs.
Old Deerfield’s Craft Fair.

PVMA hosts a Summer Concert Series every Sunday in July and August at 3 pm in their Memorial Hall Museum Music Room. Call PVMA Administrative Office. 413-774-7476 ext 100 for details.

Memorial Hall's Music Room at PVMA, Old Deerfield MA
Memorial Hall’s Music Room at PVMA.

The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association welcomes school-age children and teenagers to Deerfield with a number of adaptable age-appropriate, hands-on activities, available throughout the school year as well as during the summer. 

Memorial Hall Museum is one of America’s oldest history museums.  Its many educational programs reach out to more than 11,000 students annually.

Writing with quill pen and walnut ink at PVMA.
Writing with a quill pen and walnut ink at PVMA.

To support the teaching of American History, PVMA’s Deerfield Teachers’ Center offers a rich and varied professional development program for K-12 teachers (www.edge-empire.deerfield-ma.org); Traveling History Kits for loan; field trips; and in-school History Labs.

Memorial Hall Museum and Indian House Children’s Museum

Deerfield Teachers Center, Old Deerfield Mass.
Deerfield Teachers Center, Old Deerfield Mass.

Open May through October
Museum main desk: 413-774-3768 ext 800

PVMA Administrative Office
413-774-7476 ext 100

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Indian House in Old Deerfield, Mass.
Indian House in Old Deerfield, Mass.

Our museum is open weekends only in May, in June through October the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, (closed Mondays).  Museum hours are 11 am – 4:30 pm. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for youth/students ages 6-12.

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