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Friday, November 02 2012

A Lot Going on at Historic Deerfield

Adapted from a Historic Deerfield press release:

November 3, 10, 17, 23-24; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hall Tavern Kitchen

Open Hearth Cooking: Apples---Some homelots on "The Street" in Deerfield included an orchard.  Families relied on a seasonal harvest of the fruit to provide cider, a staple beverage.  Apples were eaten fresh, and were also dried to be used later.  See a variety of familiar and creative apple dishes from early recipes. Included with general admission.

November 3, 10:30 a.m. -4 p.m., Visitor Center at Hall Tavern

Coopering with Neil Muckenhoupt.  Included with general admission.

November 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 23-24; 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

From Apples to Ornaments:  drop in anytime, History Workshop---From cider to pies to sauce, the bounty of fall apples has many uses.  One way to use an apple is to preserve its fragrance and shape in the form of a pomander. Studded with cloves and fragranced with cinnamon, an apple pomander historically served as a festive and decorative air freshener.  Learn about the uses of apples and spices as you make an apple pomander to take home with you.  Included with general admission.

About Historic Deerfield

Historic Deerfield ( is a nationally recognized museum offering tours of period houses and the Flynt Center of Early New England Life. Now featuring exhibitions:

    Furnishing the Frontier: The Material World of the Connecticut River Valley, 1680-1720 on view through February 17, 2013.
    Into the Woods: Crafting Early American Furniture, a long-term furniture exhibition.
    Engraved Powder Horns from the French and Indian War and the American Revolution: The William H. Guthman Collection, permanent.
    Celebrating the Fiber Arts: The Helen Geier Flynt Textile Gallery, a permanent exhibition with changing elements.

Please call 413-775-7214 for museum information and program schedule.

Museums10 is a dynamic collaboration that heightens awareness of the distinctive offerings of the individual institutions while highlighting the cultural diversity and outstanding educational resource that they collectively represent. Museums10 is facilitated by Five Colleges, Inc., which provides major administrative support for the partnership.  Museums10 includes: the Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College; Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens; The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art; Hampshire College Art Gallery; Historic Deerfield; Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; Yiddish Book Center; Smith College Museum of Art; and the University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMass Amherst.  For more information, visit

A portion of Historic Deerfield's operating funds is provided through a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Historic Deerfield
80 Old Main Street, P.O. Box 321
Deerfield, Massachusetts 01342
T: 413-775-7127
F: 413-775-7220