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Wednesday, April 10 2013

Patriots Day Weekend at Historic Deerfield

Adapted from Historic Deerfield press releases:

On April 13th, Historic Deerfield will open their 2013 Regular Season with most museum houses available for touring on the hour (guided tours that last approximately one-half hour each) as well as the Patriot's Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  In addition, and throughout the season, two museum houses will be open all day for self-guided tours, as will the Flynt Center of Early New England Life.  The Apprentice's Workshop at Dwight House will be open from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  A free orientation film will shown throughout the day at the Hall Tavern Visitor Center. Pre-arranged tours-by-appointment and group tours can be scheduled at (413) 775-7132 or

During the regular season, Historic Deerfield will be open daily 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through December 29, 2013
(except Thanksgiving, November 28 and December 24-25).

About the Patriot's Day Revolutionary Muster & Parade

April 13, 2013  10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hall Tavern Visitor Center

Travel back in time and rediscover the revolutionary past and the "shot heard round the world."  This new special event will offer a full day of activities for visitors of all ages throughout the village. Revolutionary times will come to life through demonstrations of period crafts and activities, fife and drum music, and a parade and muster by The Nathan Hale Ancient Fifes and Drums.  Historic Deerfield guides and cooks will interpret open hearth cooking and powder horn carving in the 1786 Hall Tavern.  Horse-drawn wagon rides will transport visitors through the village, and all historic houses will be available for touring.  Visitors can make a flag to wave during the afternoon parade, and then take it home as a memento.  Family-friendly food will be available at Historic Deerfield and at the Bement School.  Admission is $12 for adults (18+), $5 for youth (6-17), under 6, Deerfield Residents, and members are free.

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:

    *Tea Talk: Ritual and Refinement in Early New England Parlors on view March 2, 2013 - February 16, 2014.
    *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.

Historic Deerfield also offers relaxed fine dining at Champney's Restaurant and Tavern at the Deerfield Inn, lodging in the Deerfield Inn (, and shopping at the Museum Gift Shop and Bookstore ( 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