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Artist Prints for His Childhood City

Robert Ford couldn’t find a single artist’s print of his childhood city. “There was nothing,” Ford said of a recent visit to Springfield during which he searched for inexpensive images…

Help Us Continue a Winning Streak

Popularity contests have probably been around as long as people have gathered together. Although we don’t have concrete evidence of an official caveperson popularity contest, we can imagine that once…

A Year at the Springfield Museums

On September 13, the Museums held their Annual Meeting of the Corporators. In addition to voting in new Trustees and Committee Members, the Museums looked back on the past year.…

The Great American Eclipse of 2017

  By Richard Sanderson Curator of Physical Science Springfield Science Museum Something quite remarkable happened recently.  For a handful of hours on August 21, tens of millions of people across the…

Total Solar Eclipse

Richard Sanderson, Curator of Physical Science of the Springfield Science Museum, shares a personal experience of a solar eclipse. What is it about a total solar eclipse that inspires people to…