Springfield Museums Press Releases

New Springfield History Museum Made Possible by Connecticut Entrepreneur

January 30, 2006

The Springfield Museums have received a gift of $1,000,000 from Mr. Allen Swift of West Hartford to purchase the Verizon building at 85 Chestnut Street in Springfield for the purpose of creating a new history museum. Swift also donated his 1928, one-owner, Springfield-built Rolls-Royce automobile to form the basis of the new museum's transportation collection.

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Marcus Gale and his puppet friends perform "So Glad It's Valentine's."

Valentine's Day Program will Warm Your Heart

January 26, 2006

The Springfield Museums' Weekend Family Fun series will continue on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. with Young at Heart: Valentine's Day Delight. Activities are free with museum admission. Weekend Family Fun programs are sponsored by T.D. Banknorth.

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Museum Exhibit Explores Nature's Fury

January 26, 2006

Following the devastating tsunami that hit Indonesia in December 2004, the violent hurricanes which destroyed vast sections of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida, and the horrific earthquake in Pakistan, concern about natural disasters has soared. The Springfield Science Museum will explore the causes and effects of some of the disastrous events that plague our planet in the special exhibition Earth Attacks: Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis, on view at the museum from February 18 through September 3, 2006.

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Expert on Dead Sea Scrolls to Speak at Museum of Fine Arts

January 6, 2006

Dr. Adolfo Roitman, curator of the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scroll collection at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, will present "From Serpent to Satan: The Story of Paradise in Literature and Art" at the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts on February 2 at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is free to the public and will be followed by a reception with Dr. Roitman.

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Museum Lecture Series Explores How Currier & Ives Helped Define America

December 27, 2005

The Museum of Fine Arts has scheduled Currier & Ives: Defining America, a four-part Sunday afternoon lecture series which will explore the social and artistic impact of the 19th-century printmakers Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives.

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