Springfield Museums Press Releases
December 10, 2014
Staff and independent specialists at the Springfield Science Museum have identified a bone from what appears to be an entirely new species of tyrannosaur. The discovery was made earlier this year by paleontologist Sebastian Dalman, who has also been researching collections at the Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College over the past few years.
November 10, 2014
The Springfield Museums and hundreds of other local nonprofits are participating in the third annual Valley Gives Day scheduled for December 10, 2014. Valley Gives is an innovative fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate money online in support of their favorite charities over a twenty-four hour period. Last year, Valley Gives raised over $2 million dollars from over 11,000 people who supported over 350 local nonprofits. This year’s goal is to exceed that dollar total while doubling the number of overall donors in support of vital charitable services in our region.
October 27, 2014
Origami Interpretations, an exhibit of twenty-five vibrant paintings, sculptures and prints by New York artist, Gloria Garfinkel, will be on view at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum from November 18, 2014 – April 26, 2015. The works, produced in the late 20th century, feature bold color, energetic patterns, and abstract compositions inspired by Japanese designs and origami forms.
October 23, 2014
In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Springfield Museums is offering free general admission to current or retired members of the military on Tuesday, November 11. Extra fees for special programs like planetarium shows may apply - at the time of entry, respondents must show a military ID documenting that they are active duty, retired, or reserve from Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, or National Guard. Veterans who left military service before retirement can bring a copy of their honorable discharge paperwork (DD Form 214).
October 21, 2014
The Springfield Museums have announced their monthly tour and lecture schedule for November. The month’s offerings will feature a special two-lecture series titled “Downton at the Museums,” featuring historical insight into the popular PBS series.