Join Our Team – Become a Docent!

What is a Docent? Docents are volunteer museum educators. Docents conduct educational tours and programs in the museum galleries with students in grades K-12 and adult audiences. Docents study the…

The Flood of 1936

For two weeks, beginning in mid-March, 1936, snowmelt and heavy rain inundated the Connecticut River Valley, causing the worst floods in regional history.

The History of Springfield’s Symphonies

As America entered the twentieth century, the living patterns of the region were transformed culturally and socially by the successive waves of immigrants entering the area. Of the thousands that…

Theodore Seuss Geisel Drawing

The Year Ahead for Seuss in Springfield

Written in 1990 by Springfield's own Theodor "Seuss" Geisel, the story Oh, the Places You'll Go! speaks to the optimism and promise of the year ahead for the Springfield Museums.…

Graphite drawing and pencil carving.

Video: Steve Wilda on Leaving Our Mark

In this video, Steve Wilda, the exhibition organizer of Leaving Our Mark: In Celebration of the Pencil, discusses how the project came together and the artists that are featured. Transcript…

Springfield Streets Honor Military Veterans

We may find ourselves unknowingly driving down streets in our cities and towns which were named to commemorate some of the local service men and women who lost their lives in combat.