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Wednesday, December 31 1969


Historic Deerfield Happenings

Adapted from Historic Deerfield press releases:

This month, at Historic Deerfield, you have the opportunity to explore open hearth cooking, handle live silkworms while learning how their secretions become beautiful shimmering cloth, attend two free lectures on Utopian Societies in Early New England, and more.

GCC Enrollment Days are Here

Adapted from a Greenfield Community College (GCC) press release:

It's time to get started at Greenfield Community College!  Just 1 visit can get you ready to begin the fall semester so come check out the campus on July 15th, August 4th, or August 22nd.  Walk-ins are always welcome, no appointment is necessary.

GHS Music Telethon Update

After a successful night of fundraising, but a lean pie throwing time, the Greenfield High School Music Parents Association (GHSMPA) would like the public to know that they will continue accepting donations until Friday, April 10th.  If they get to, or surpass, the $3,000 mark, additional Greenfield High School (GHS) administrators will allow themselves to be hit in the face with whipped cream pies.

Historic Deerfield Happenings in March

Adapted from Historic Deerfield press releases:

There will be so much to learn at Historic Deerfield next month!  Explore open hearth cooking, find out how decorative goods began coming to the West from China, discuss the tradition of outdoor sculpture in New England with neighbors & experts, or attend the final installment of this year's free winter lecture series, "Textiles and Fashion in Early America".

News from Historic Deerfield

Adapted from Historic Deerfield press releases:

February is a busy month for this local treasure!  Deadlines to apply for a summer internship program and submit papers for this year's Dublin Seminar are coming up fast; the second installment of a free winter lecture series, "Textiles and Fashion in Early America", will be held on February 22nd; there are opportunities to learn open hearth cooking & textile art; and a special exhibition on neoclassicism will open on the 28th.

Historic Deerfield Lecture Series Begins

Adapted from Historic Deerfield press releases:

There will be no hibernating at Historic Deerfield this winter season. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery, a free winter lecture series, "Textiles and Fashion in Early America", will be held starting on January 25th.  In addition, local Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a merit badge in hearth cooking.

Greenfield Family Finalists in Baking Contest

Adapted from a Historic Deerfield press release:

Historic Deerfield is pleased to announce the finalists in the Historic Deerfield King Arthur Flour Heritage Baking Recipe Contest, including Greenfield's own Johanna Swartzentruber and her family.  A great number of submissions were received for the contest, which asked amateur bakers to send in their best family baked dessert recipe.  The winners will be chosen on Saturday, December 6th, during Heritage Baking Day at Historic Deerfield.

Who was Frances Drake?

Adapted from a Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society (CMGS) press release:

Author and historian Mark C. Bodanza will be discussing his book, Resolve and Rescue: The True Story of Frances Drake and the Antislavery Movement, at the Tuesday, November 18th, meeting of the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society.

Tour the New GHS!

Adapted from a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:

The Greenfield School Building Committee is pleased to invite citizens and taxpayers of Greenfield to tour the primary classroom wing of the new Greenfield High School (GHS) on Saturday, November 15th, from 10AM until 1PM.

Explore and Learn at Historic Deerfield in November

Adapted from Historic Deerfield press releases:

In addition to their regular programs, historic deerfield will be helping the community by offering a free workshop on preserving small collections, on November 8th, and providing an alternative to Black Friday shopping.  They have also brought back the King Arthur Flour Recipe Contest!