Springfield Museums Press Releases

Museums To Purchase Childhood Home of Dr. Seuss

August 31, 2015

The Springfield Museums are in the final stages of purchasing the childhood home of Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss), located at 74 Fairfield Street in Springfield, MA, through support provided by the Dr. Seuss Foundation.

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Museums to Unlock Cabinets of Curiosity

August 17, 2015

Peter the Great had a famously bizarre one. Robert Edmund Grant opted to live in a slum rather than sell his. A letter of reference was required to see the one belonging to Athanasius Kircher – a rule which even applied to the pope himself.

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Museums to Host Annual Car Show

August 13, 2015

Each fall, the Springfield Museums pay tribute to Springfield’s role in transportation history at the annual “History on the Move” Car Show. The twelfth annual event will take place on Saturday, September 12, from 9 am to 3 pm on the Quadrangle green. A wide assortment of vintage early automobiles will be displayed, including many pre-1950 cars and an assortment of vintage automobiles manufactured in Springfield. The event is sponsored by AAA Pioneer Valley; MassMutual is the 2015 Premier Sponsor of the Springfield Museums.

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Jurassic Road Show to Visit Museums

August 11, 2015

On August 22 from 10 am–5 pm, the Springfield Museums will host the Jurassic Roadshow, which brings the science, history, and art of the Connecticut River Valley’s dinosaur footprints and trace impressions to street fairs and other events in the region. The Roadshow’s appearance will also help to highlight the unique collections of dinosaur fossils housed in Dinosaur Hall at the Springfield Science Museum.

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Museums Announce Free Fun Friday, Family Programs For August

July 29, 2015

The Springfield Museums have announced the schedule for the final two weeks of their annual “Summer Spectacular” Family Series, which runs through August 14, 2015. Every Monday through Friday, families visiting the Quadrangle will find a schedule packed with hands-on art and science activities, live reptile demonstrations, and family entertainment for all ages. All programs and performances are free with admission unless otherwise noted. The 2015 premier sponsor is MassMutual; the Summer Spectacular is underwritten by the Berkshire Bank Foundation and the Charles H. Hall Foundation (Bank of America, Trustee).

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