Springfield Museums Press Releases
August 19, 2013
Each fall, the Springfield Museums pay tribute to Springfield’s role in transportation history with their annual History on the Move car show. This fall’s event will take place on Saturday, September 7, from 9 am to 3 pm on the museum grounds at the Quadrangle. Pre-1980 cars, including vintage automobiles manufactured in Springfield, will be exhibited. Among the vehicles on display will be a 1922 Hupmobile Touring car, a 1942 US Air Force Jeep, a 1954 Kaiser Darrin, and many other makes and models.
August 15, 2013
The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be open once again for public sky-gazing on Friday, September 6 at 7:30 pm as part of the Stars Over Springfield observatory series.
August 15, 2013
The Springfield Museums’ monthly tours and lecture schedule kicks off in September with the return of the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 pm in the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums); visitors are invited to bring lunch (cookies and coffee are provided). The programs are sponsored by Big Y World Class Market.
August 8, 2013
Later this month, the Springfield Museums will unveil a new installation of whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro. The exhibit, titled Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro, will be on display in the Community Gallery of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014. MassMutual is the Springfield Museums 2013 Premier Sponsor.
August 2, 2013
There will be no charge to visit the Springfield Museums on Friday, August 16. The free admission is made possible by a grant from the Highland Street Foundation in Newton, MA. The “Free Fun Fridays” program was launched five years ago with 10 museums participating and has grown to include over 60 institutions across the commonwealth this year.