Nurses from 1918 hold medical masks

Honoring Healthcare Heroes

As courageous healthcare workers stand between COVID-19 and the public, the Springfield Museums staff looked to our collections to celebrate the heroism of those who risk their own well-being to…

Painting Of Colorful Pink Flowered Ball Among Garden Greens

Art That Calms

The Springfield Museums are filled with art that evokes all sorts of emotions. Among those is the feeling of calm. We asked our art museums team to help us consider…

Ancestral Fan For Showing Genealogy

Kick Up Your Curiosity—With Genealogy

“Don’t forget to kick up your curiosity and hit the road when you can.  . . . We’d love to meet you and share our wonderful resources with you!”—Maggie Humberston,…

Springfield Museums Now Have a Space Suit!

DID YOU KNOW? The formal name for the space suit used on the space shuttle and International Space Station is the Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or EMU. "Extravehicular" means outside of…

A Call for Science Museum Stories

Hello! Do you recall what it felt like to make your first trip to the Springfield Science Museum?  What happened when you rounded the corner and came face-to-knees with the…

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…