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Local Treasures: Wistariahurst & Mt Holyoke College Museum

February 28 @ 9:30 am3:30 pm

Wistariahurst Museum was the home of prominent silk manufacturer, William Skinner and his family. Delve into the lives and elegant style of two generations of the Skinner family through a guided tour featuring elaborate architecture, paintings, decorative arts and textiles.

Mother and daughter

Pulling the Person out of the Paper Work: More than Dates & Names

February 28 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

Learn how to research your ancestry using the extensive resources available including genealogical websites.

Dr. Seuss Playgroup

March 1 @ 10:00 am11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 29, 2017

Come explore hands-on play and activity stations, make new friends, and learn about our world. Open to all children 0-5 with their caregivers. Activities may include puzzles, art activities, photo booth, exploring Dr. Seuss’ short stories on tablets, puppets, sensory bins, and Playdoh.

Interior Design 101

March 1 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Have you ever renovated a space, selected paint colors and wallpaper, purchased furniture, accessories, art, pillows and rugs that seemed wonderfully coordinated, only to discover that the components did not come together as expected? Then it’s possible one or several of the 7 principles of design were overlooked.

Paintings Hung in Parlors: May Alcott and other Nineteenth Century Women Artists

March 2 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm

In the middle of the nineteenth century, May Alcott took art classes in Boston, wandered in the woods with pen and ink, started and ran her own art school, illustrated the first edition of her sister Louisa’s best-selling novel, Little Women, and left Massachusetts to sketch and study in London and Paris.

Stars Over Springfield

March 3 @ 7:30 pm9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 5, 2017

Join members of the Springfield Stars Club for skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory. If overcast, a planetarium show will be presented. Stars Club website

Seussian Gallery Activities

March 4 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Wear your pajamas! Join the celebration and wear your comfiest, coziest pajamas for the biggest Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party around!

Dr. Seuss Cakes & Decorations, 10 am-3 pm
See the real cakes and alternative creations throughout the galleries in every building, including a Seussian ice sculpture on the Quadrangle.

Meet the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2

March 4 @ 10:30 am2:30 pm

Get a high five and take your photo with Dr. Seuss’s most famous character and his mischievous sidekicks as they roam the museum galleries.

Meet the Western Mass Illustrators

March 4 @ 10:30 am2:30 pm

Meet the artists behind the special exhibit Cats in Hats and collect autographs on an origami hat. Scheduled to attend:

Family Science Adventures

March 4 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm
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Explore the Science Museum and find the Roving Scientist. You never know what kind of demonstrations and hands-on activities they have in store for you! Free with museum admission!

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