Springfield Museums Press Releases

Museums Announce April Vacation Programs

April 2, 2015

The Springfield Museums have announced their lineup of activities for the upcoming school vacation week, starting with their annual Earth Day Festival on Sunday, April 19, followed by their Puppet Festival from April 20–24.

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Museums Exhibit Explores Age of Victorian Opulence

March 31, 2015

On April 7, the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History will unveil a new exhibit titled Victorian Opulence: Springfield’s Industrial Elite. This exhibit, which runs through April 10, 2016, features a representative selection of the kinds of luxury and everyday items that would be found in the typical upper-class Victorian home, while also exploring the lives and values of many of these prominent families.

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Festival of Flowers Returns to Springfield Museums

March 23, 2015

The coming of spring also brings the return of the Springfield Museums ’ annual Festival of Flowers, April 9-12, 2015. This year’s celebration will feature nearly 50 objects from the art, history and science collections creatively interpreted by local florists, designers, and garden club members. The festival returned in 2012 after a hiatus and has quickly become one of the most anticipated events of the Museums’ calendar.

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Springfield to Open New Museum Honoring Dr. Seuss

March 19, 2015

Given the worldwide impact of Dr. Seuss’ work, it’s hard to believe that there is no museum in his honor. That is set to change in 2016, when the Springfield Museums will open the first museum dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel.

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Museums to Celebrate T. rex's 40th Birthday

March 17, 2015

On Friday, April 3, the Springfield Museums will mark the 40th anniversary of their T. rex’s arrival at the Springfield Science Museum with a special day-long program titled Spring Fling: Happy Birthday, T. rex! The 20-foot high replica was created by the famed Louis Paul Jonas Studios in Hudson, N.Y, and was purchased in 1975 with funds raised from a children’s walk-a-thon. All activities and shows are free with museum admission unless noted otherwise.

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