Springfield Museums Press Releases

Festival of Flowers Returns to Springfield Museums

March 23, 2015

The coming of spring also brings the return of the Springfield Museums ’ annual Festival of Flowers, April 9-12, 2015. This year’s celebration will feature nearly 50 objects from the art, history and science collections creatively interpreted by local florists, designers, and garden club members. The festival returned in 2012 after a hiatus and has quickly become one of the most anticipated events of the Museums’ calendar.

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Springfield to Open New Museum Honoring Dr. Seuss

March 19, 2015

Given the worldwide impact of Dr. Seuss’ work, it’s hard to believe that there is no museum in his honor. That is set to change in 2016, when the Springfield Museums will open the first museum dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel.

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Museums to Celebrate T. rex's 40th Birthday

March 17, 2015

On Friday, April 3, the Springfield Museums will mark the 40th anniversary of their T. rex’s arrival at the Springfield Science Museum with a special day-long program titled Spring Fling: Happy Birthday, T. rex! The 20-foot high replica was created by the famed Louis Paul Jonas Studios in Hudson, N.Y, and was purchased in 1975 with funds raised from a children’s walk-a-thon. All activities and shows are free with museum admission unless noted otherwise.

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Nominees Being Sought for Annual Ubora and Ahadi Awards

February 18, 2015

The African Hall Subcommittee of the Springfield Museums is seeking nominations for the 24th annual Ubora Award and the 6th annual Ahadi Youth Award. The African Hall Subcommittee is a volunteer group comprised of educators, business people and community leaders from the African-American community. The nomination deadline for both awards is March 31, 2015.

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at Springfield Museums

February 17, 2015

On Saturday, March 7, the Springfield Museums will host their annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration from 10 am- 4 pm Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield on March 2, 1904, and the Museums pay tribute to his legacy each year with a day full of family activities, performances, a cake contest, and an appearance by the Cat in the Hat himself.

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