Unless otherwise noted, all exhibitions are included with general admission to the museum.
Historic Deerfield possesses one of the premier public collections of decorative arts and architecture in America, with a particular focus on the material culture of the Connecticut River Valley. “Why We Collect: Recent Acquisitions at Historic Deerfield, 2010-2017” presents more than 20 highlights from the past seven years. The exhibition also explains how these objects help us to understand everyday life, work, and culture in New England’s past, and why the museum's staff added them to the collection.
One of the finest assemblages of this indigenous and unique American art form ever presented are on exhibit.
Explore a dazzling array of masterworks by famous American cabinetmakers including Duncan Phyfe and Honoré Lannuier, Samuel McIntire, John and Thomas Seymour, and John Townsend.
The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery showcases Historic Deerfield's important collection of fashion, needlework, and domestic textiles. The core of the collection was assembled through the efforts of one of the museum's founders, Helen Geier Flynt (1895-1986). Considered one of the finest collections in America, the collection contains items dating from the late 17th century through the mid-20th century.
The exhibition celebrates both Chippendale’s legacy and the iconic style he helped promote through a number of English and American Rococo decorative art forms from Historic Deerfield’s rich collection.