Old Christmas card with watercolor painting of people in old fashion costumes and holly leaf decorations

Christmas Cookbooks Provide Sweet Activities

[Daniel Webster Punch] is definitely for stay-at-home consumption only. Maybe it should be re-named Pandemic Punch! With December here, many of us find ourselves re-thinking how to celebrate the holidays…

NativeAmericanHertitageMonth

Native American Heritage Month 2021

The Springfield Museums would like to first begin with a land acknowledgement. The Museums are located on the traditional land of the Eastern Algonquian peoples–including the Pocumtuc, Agawam, Nipmuc, and…

Pen, Paper and Keyboard

Creative Writing Students Present a Virtual Reading

Participants in the Creative Writing Museum School class share their work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZxNFjqdp8E Stories and Authors Featured: "Lillian" by Robert Butler "Amerikan Kiz Koleji – Izmir, Turkey, 1961: My First Year…

A Space to Wonder

Have you ever wondered why? WHY is the world—and everything on it and around it—so complex? Maybe you have wondered HOW complex things work? And maybe: WHAT impact does all…

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…

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…