Historic Deerfield MA

Historic Deerfield Cozy Winter Weekends

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Cozy Winter Weekends

Saturdays and Sundays, December 2-17

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., History Workshop Building 

Visitors are invited to experience a cozy winter day in the tradition of early New Englanders who used indoor time to socialize, play games, and do handwork. Try carding wool, play a game of checkers, or dress up and play in our pretend kitchen, parlor, and tent. Curl up on the sofa and read a book. Make a handmade gift to give to someone special. Fun for the young and young at heart!

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides

December 2, 3, 9, 10  

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Visitor Center at Hall Tavern

The beautiful horses will greet you at the Visitor Center, and provide a lovely tour down our historic street. *weather permitting

Gift Making

Saturdays and Sundays, December 2-17

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., History Workshop Building

Make progress on your gift list by making a special gift by hand. Visitors may choose to make one of two simple hand-crafted gifts.

Tavern Games

Saturdays and Sundays, December 2-17

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

Sit down and enjoy a game of checkers, fox and geese or merelles. Try your hand at table top nine pins, Jacob's ladder, and ball and cup.

Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Mix

Saturdays and Sundays, December 2-17

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

The Aztecs were the first to make hot chocolate by mixing cacao with water and flavoring it with chili, honey, and spices. Europeans adapted their recipe by adding sugar and milk. Make your own hot chocolate mix to take home that is inspired by a colonial chocolate recipe.

From November 24 - December 10, the museum will serve as a collection site for donations of gifts for Community Action's Family Center.  Community Action is an anti-poverty agency serving families in Franklin County and beyond and operates a Family Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts.  This year, Historic Deerfield will support the Family Center by collecting donations of gifts for children up to 18 years of age to be distributed to families during the holidays. We are asking our friends and visitors to deliver gifts to our museum between Friday, November 24 and Sunday, December 10. Gifts may be dropped off at the museum anytime during open hours, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Gifts should be unwrapped. Gifts can include toys, gift cards, and even helpful items like gift wrap and tape. The Family Center serves adolescents and teens in addition to younger children, so please help us provide gifts for this age group too. On Sunday, December 10, Historic Deerfield will accept a gift donation in lieu of museum admission.

About Historic Deerfield, Inc.

Historic Deerfield, Inc., is dedicated to the heritage and preservation of Deerfield, Massachusetts, and the Connecticut River Valley. Its museums and programs provide today's audiences with experiences that create an understanding and appreciation of New England's historic villages and countryside.

More information at www.historic-deerfield.org.

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