125 Mohawk Trail
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone: (413) 774-2211
Fax: (413) 774-4790
125 Mohawk Trail, Greenfield, MA, US, 01301
- Phone: (413) 774-2211
- Fax: (413) 774-4790
Arts & Museums
A series of 13 historic homes line Old Main Street in beautiful Deerfield, Massachusetts. Part of the campus of Deerfield Academy, Historic Deerfield allows visitors to tour the different homes to see what life was like during the 18th and 19th Centuries in this farming community. The Flynt Center of Early New England Life has a variety of artworks and is on several acres of lovely countryside that is amazing to see during the fall with the changing leaves. There is also a museum store that offers literature, trinkets and handicrafts relating to Deerfield's history.
After 65 years as a chicken coop and a heroic rescue by a local farmer, No. 10 is back on track. A special November holiday evening is reserved for riders of this restored yellow 1896 Shelburne Falls Railway Combine. Ride the trolley, complete with blue gold-trimmed capped uniformed ticket-takers in the 100 year-old Buckland freight yard, and imagine the loading and unloading of apples, milk, and mail while viewing the lighted village and Bridge of Flowers. Tickets are adults $2 for a 15-minute ride; children five and under are free.
Educational, visual, and performing arts programs are offered at the UMass Fine Arts Center.
The University Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst features a permanent collection of more than 2500 works of contemporary art. The collection focuses on paintings, drawings and photography from the second half of the 20th Century. The University Gallery exhibitions include artist's lectures, symposia and film series, in addition to the regular schedule of exhibits.
Maintained by the Amherst Historical Society, the Amherst History Museum in the 1750 Strong House "takes visitors on a journey from the town's colonial past, through its industrial age and into the computer-driven present." The period rooms of the Amherst History Museum are filled with decorative arts, paintings, household implements, agricultural tools and more, including pewter plates, blue and white Staffordshire china, an 18th century grandfather clock and a Victorian calling card holder. Rotating exhibits, special programming, and educational tours are offered throughout the year.
Come visit the birthplace of one of America's best-loved authors, Emily Dickinson, who was born here in December 1830. The famed poet spent most of her life here composing over 1800 poems. The property consists of two different residences that are open to the public; The Evergreens, home to Emily's brother Austin and The Homestead, where she lived and her impressive collection of poems were found after her death. Visitors can see the house through special guided and audio tours.
Dedicated to educating diverse audiences about Emily Dickinson
More than 200,000 objects spanning a dozen different types of natural history collections that have been acquired through expeditions, exchanges, donations and purchases from the 1820's to the present from local areas, Africa, Asia, and South and Central America can be found at the Amherst College Museum of Natural History. The Hitchcock Ichnology Collection continues to be the largest fossil track collection in the world and one of the most studied.
The Mead Art Museum, located just east of Amherst College's Main Quadrangle, houses over 16,000 works of art from all over the world. From Rubens to Monet, the Mead Art Museum features major works by major artists, as well as such works as West African sculptures and Japanese woodblock prints. The Mead is open for the public to visit and admission is always free.
The Whitaker-Clary House stands as one of the most significant and stellar houses on the Elm Street. The building is a brilliant structure that dates back to 1816. Included in the National Register of Historic Places, this house displays collection pertaining to the historical heritage of the Swift River Valley. Original objects and artifacts of the house were sold off in an auction by its previous occupants.
A museum of local history and a large collection of historic objects. The museum campus consists of three historic houses all on their original sites.
The Smith College Museum of Art features four floors of numerous works in all mediums. Paintings, drawings, photography, and ancient artifacts are all well represented, and don't miss out on the 43 foot mural Nature and the Artist: The Work of Art and the Observer by well known Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo. The Smith College Museum of Art also hosts special exhibitions as well as special events such as gallery and artists talks. Admission is free the second Friday of the month.