Historic Deerfield is a museum village dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Early American architecture and decorative arts, particularly as they relate to the Connecticut River Valley. The Flynt Center is a new, state-of-the-art museum facility created to support this mission. The project entailed extensive programming and site selection, in addition to design of the study/collection facility. The Center includes exhibition galleries, study-storage, seminar rooms, curatorial laboratories, and staff offices. Among the building’s unusual features are its location in a farm field, its relationship with nearby historic barns, and its harmony with the overall Connecticut River Valley setting.