Springfield Museums Press Releases

Wood Museum Traces Jewish Community’s Rise “From Shtetl to Suburb”

August 29, 2013

The story of the Jewish community in the Pioneer Valley is detailed in a new exhibit at the Springfield Museums titled One Hundred Years of Jewish Life in the Valley: From Shtetl to Suburb. The exhibit is on view in the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History from September 17, 2013 to March 2, 2014. The exhibit is sponsored by Temple Beth El, with generous support from Jewish Endowment Foundation, Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Chez Josef, Dave’s Soda and Pet City, and Jewish Geriatric Services. The media partner for the exhibit is The Jewish Ledger. MassMutual is the 2013 Premier Sponsor of the Springfield Museums.

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Museums to Host Art Exhibit of Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico

August 27, 2013

Next month, the Springfield Museums will play host to an exhibit of evocative watercolors by artist Josie Vargas. The exhibit, titled Fiesta: Flora and Fauna from Puerto Rico, will be on display at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from September 10 through May 11, 2014. The exhibit is part of the Springfield Museums’ annual Hispanic Heritage Month events, which are sponsored this year by Baystate Health. MassMutual is the Springfield Museums Premier Sponsor for 2013.

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Museums Announce Fall Hours

August 26, 2013

The Springfield Museums will be open six days a week starting September 1.

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Springfield Museums, City Library to Host "LittleFest"

August 26, 2013

The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle and the Springfield City Library will host “LittleFest,” an event to promote a love of reading in young children, on Saturday, September 14, from 10 am to 5 pm.

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Museums Announce Ubora and Ahadi Winners

August 23, 2013

The African Hall Subcommittee of the Springfield Museums will present the 22nd annual Ubora Award and the 5th annual Ahadi Youth Award at a ceremony on Saturday, September 21, at 6 pm, at the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts at the Quadrangle. Springfield residents Katie and Bob Glasgow have been selected to receive the Ubora Award, and Raekwon Wheeler will receive the Ahadi Youth Award.

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