Bud L. Williams

Ubora Award Winner Prioritizes Good of Community

Representative Bud L. Williams, a lifelong resident of Springfield, Massachusetts, exemplifies community service through his devotion to civic duties, his unflinching advocacy for the people he represents, and his unrelenting…

Drone bees on honeycomb

Where Did Our Honey Bees Go To?

How do honey bees, Apis mellifera, make decisions? Well, in a democratic congress of bees, each individual bee submits information and the whole colony makes a decision based on the…

historical image of men manufacturing a Rolls-Royce automobile

Rolls-Royce in America

The Springfield Museums are featuring How People Make Things, a hands-on exhibit that explores manufacturing inspired by Mr. Rogers’ Factory Tours through May 9. The exhibit also features many Springfield…

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Black History Month 2021

The Springfield Museums celebrate Black History! In honor of Black History Month, celebrated throughout the month of February, the Museums highlighted Black leadership in Springfield across all social media platforms,…

Zebra in African Hall

The Common Zebra

The Common Zebra at the Springfield Science Museum was purchased by the Museums from the Jonas Brothers Studio in Mount Vernon New York in 1981 as part of a taxidermied…

Scrapbook page with the newspaper headline Astronaut lands safely in first U.S. Space Trip

1960s Scrap Book Helps Tell Space Story

I was in half-day kindergarten at Memorial School (now Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School) in Springfield when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.  Prior to his death,…

Books

Book Recommendation: The Muralist

I was eager to read The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro because I enjoyed Shapiro’s “The Art Forger” which intertwined the main character with the unsolved Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist.…