In Gratitude to David Starr (1922-2019)

"As a catalyst and a visionary, David Starr leveraged his considerable skills, influence and expertise to preserve and expand the Springfield Museums for generations to come," said Kay Simpson, CEO…

Johnson’s Bookstore, A History

Johnson’s Bookstore, an iconic Main Street institution in Springfield, Massachusetts, for over a century, was established by Henry R. Johnson in 1893. It was owned and managed by four generations…

Mallary Family Donates Pynchon Medal

The descendants of Lucy Walker Mallary, recipient of a Pynchon Medal in 1928, gathered in the Deco Room of the DMFA on Sunday, May 12th (Mother’s Day), for a reunion…

student painting with watercolor

Five Reasons to Take a Class at the Museum School

Creativity is one of the essential ingredients to innovation, and innovation leads to positive change. The Springfield Museums’ Museum School is a wonderful way to nurture creativity and keep yourself…

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…