Books

Book Recommendation: Vermeer’s Hat

How simple and benign a porcelain dish may seem in a seventeenth century Dutch painting. An object of beauty and luxury? Sure. But the key into an entire world of…

Boy seated at a desk with a laptop

Kids Activity: Coding Maze

Learn how to write your own code like a computer programmer! Coding is writing a set of instructions for a computer to follow to make sure that it performs actions…

Moose diorama in Mammal Hall

The North American Moose

Welcome to Mammal Hall in the Springfield Science Museum! The North American Moose is a Mammal.  Mammals have some distinct characteristics.  Most mammals have hair or fur, are warm blooded,…

Museum gallery with pointed archway doors housing Islamic art

Art of the Islamic World: More to Discover

Welcome to the Art of the Islamic World Gallery at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum! The gallery features objects created between the 9th and 19th centuries in Iran,…

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…

Voices of Resilience Curator Janine Fondon

Stirring the Pot

With the warmth of the rising sun, Nanny rose to her own highest expectation of getting the pots going and igniting the flame that would heat them. She was a…

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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…