Discovering Connections: The Springfield Museums’ Collections

Welcome to the Springfield Museums multi-disciplinary collections search where you can explore highlights from our over 250,000 objects and more than one million archival documents and photographs. Discover the intersections between our holdings in art, science, history and the renowned author, Dr. Seuss, and bookmark your favorites to learn more as the website is continually updated.

Works are organized by theme, medium, culture and name. Just click on the button below to begin and search for a specific item or subject. You can also browse a curated selection of items below. Enjoy your virtual tour and then come to the Museums to experience your favorite objects in person. We look forward to seeing you!

George Walter Vincent Smith Archives

In addition to housing art collections, the museum stewards hundreds of photographs and documents that tell the story of Springfield’s first art museum and offer insights into the lives of its benefactors.

Funded through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, digitizing and sharing these Archives began in 2020.