Springfield Museums Press Releases

June Museums à la Carte

May 28, 2008

The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle will present the following Museums à la Carte programs in June. The programs are held on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. in the Museum of Fine Arts.

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Model Solar Car Competition

May 28, 2008

Hundreds of middle school students from across the Northeast will converge on the Springfield Museums' Quadrangle on June 8 to compete in the 11th annual Northeast Regional Junior Solar Sprint model solar car competition organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA). Racing begins at 10 a.m. and the public is invited.

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New Currier & Ives Exhibit

May 28, 2008

The lithography firm of Currier & Ives produced more than 8,000 images, including pictures of newsworthy events and prints that reflected familiar all-American themes such as farm life, home and children, religion, sports and leisure, and westward expansion. To design their prints, the company used staff artists who are unknown today as well as a group of celebrated American artists. The work of some of these well-known artists will be highlighted in the exhibition Behind the Scenes: The Artists Who Worked for Currier & Ives, on view from June 10, 2008 through January 18, 2009, at the Museum of Fine Arts.

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Astronomy Day

April 28, 2008

The Springfield Science Museum will celebrate Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 10, from noon to 4 p.m. Weather permitting, visitors can look at sunspots through specially-filtered telescopes set up on the Quadrangle grounds. Jack Megas of the Springfield Stars Club will display his meteorite collection in the museum and give informal presentations throughout the afternoon. Special visits to the museum's large rooftop observatory will also be offered.

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May Walking Tour

April 28, 2008

Automotive historian Keith Korbut will lead a preview tour of the transportation exhibit in the new Museum of Springfield History at the Quadrangle on Saturday, May 10, from 10:30 a.m.-noon.

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