Springfield Museums Press Releases

Museums Observatory Program Returns Next Month

August 22, 2014

The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be re-open for public sky gazing on Friday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the “Stars Over Springfield” observatory series. These programs are organized by the Museum and the Springfield Stars Club, and take place on the first Friday of each month. Each event features an introductory talk on topics such as space exploration, seasonal sights of the night sky, current astronomical research, or upcoming events like eclipses or comet appearances.

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Jay Griffin to Receive 2014 Ubora Award

August 21, 2014

The African Hall Subcommittee of the Springfield Museums will present the 23rd annual Ubora Award to Jerald Jay Griffin at a ceremony on Saturday, September 20, at 6 pm, at the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts at the Quadrangle. The Ubora Award, named for the Swahili word for “excellence,” is presented to an African-American who has made a significant contribution to the greater Springfield area.

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Museums to Host Annual “History on the Move” Car Show

August 19, 2014

Each fall, the Springfield Museums pay tribute to Springfield’s role in transportation history with their annual “History on the Move” Car Show. The eleventh annual event will take place on Saturday, September 6, from 9 am to 3 pm on the museum grounds at the Quadrangle. A wide assortment of muscle cars and vintage early automobiles will be displayed, including many pre-1980 cars and an assortment of vintage automobiles manufactured in Springfield. This year’s Car Show is sponsored by AAA of Pioneer Valley.

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American Moderns Exhibit Extended

August 18, 2014

Through a special arrangement with the Brooklyn Museum, the Springfield Museums have extended the engagement of American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell at the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. The new closing date is now Sunday, September 7, allowing visitors an additional week to enjoy this unique and wide-ranging exhibit.

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Museums Announce Lectures, Tours for September

August 15, 2014

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule returns in September with the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 p.m. 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. For more information about Museums à la Carte, call 413.263.6800, ext. 488. This month’s lectures include:

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