Historic Deerfield hosts plenty of exhibits and events on Memorial Day weekend, May 25 to 26, for people interested in the history and culture of early new England.
May 25 and 26 — Stenciling Art. Stenciling is an early form of interior decorating that allowed patterns of decoration to repeat. This History Workshop describes the art form and tells a bit about the artists who traveled from place to place to decorate interior walls. Join in to try out wall stenciling and make a beautiful stenciled artwork to take with you. Fun for all ages. 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., History Workshop Building
May 25 and 26 — Pop-Up Shops at the Museum Gift Shop & Bookstore. Browse and shop for Cait Marchetti Jewelry and Stephen Earp Redware. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
May 25 and 26 — Inspired Design: Asian Decorative Arts and Their Adaptations. This exhibition explores how Western craftsmen adapted Asian decorative arts into a design vocabulary more familiar to them and their customers, and highlights New Englanders’ own quest for these imported goods. On view in the Flynt Center Lobby. Daily, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 25 — Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations: Cooking in Springtime. Early colonists in New England found their larders getting empty as stored and preserved food dwindled in spring and summer. See how colonial cooks worked with fresh foods of the season like asparagus, eggs, and milk. 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Visitor Center at Hall Tavern Kitchen