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HISTORIC DEERFIELD ADMISSION

As noted in the September newsletter, those wishing to tour any of the houses or museums of Historic Deerfield must check in at the “Hall Tavern” (visitor’s center) on Old Main St. (across from Deerfield Inn).  Tell the front desk staff that you are with the Dickinson Family Association event to obtain a “membership card/group ticket card”.  Use this card each day to obtain a colored sticker at the visitor’s center (color changes daily).  This will admit you to all Historic Deerfield’s buildings, museum tours and demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Historic Deerfield Museum hours are 9:30am – 4:30pm.  Memorial Hall Museum from 11am – 4:30pm.

SAFETY CONCERNS

Historic Deerfield has decided to extend its indoor mask mandate to all of its indoor spaces, including the Deerfield Community Center, effective October 7th.   The requirement to mask indoors includes all individuals in any of their indoor spaces.  It applies to all people over the age of 2 unless the individual is actively eating or drinking.

If a visitor cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition, they will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of their visit to Historic Deerfield.

The Historic Deerfield COVID Task Force reviews current trends, infection rates, peer information, etc. no less than monthly.  “Of the highest priority in all of its decisions is the health and safety of our community.”

We will keep you posted on any changes.

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March 25, 2020 –

Due to increasing health issues, travel restrictions, business closings, and economic concerns it is with a heavy heart that we are formally announcing that our 150th Annual Reunion will need to be rescheduled.  Historic Deerfield is closed until May 15th; however we are currently coordinating with them and PVMA to hold our reunion events in June 2021. In the interim, the DFA will continue to work on other projects.  We apologize for any inconveniences and look forward to seeing you next year. Further information will be provided in our Spring Newsletter.  Stay tuned and be safe.

Sincerely, DFA Executive Board Members

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Last spring the DFA board made the decision to have a new website created.  After several months of work, as you can see, the new site is live!

The plan was to include all the content from the old site, but to arrange and present it in what we think is a much more appealing and useful way.  It is still not complete, but will eventually allow viewers to order books online instead of the former “print out and mail in” order form method. The survey forms we have sent out each January and the reunion reservation forms sent in April will now be done electronically, greatly reducing the number of postal mail items needed.  Purchases, reservation fees and donations will be able to be submitted online using PayPal. Another big advance is that scholarship applications will now be done online.  

The new site is very interactive.  Viewers can do searches, send us messages and feedback and even join the association online.  So we invite you to explore the new site. Let us know what you think, and keep watching as it evolves.

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