Springfield Museums Press Releases

Springfield Museums Selected for National Assessment Program

July 18, 2014

The Springfield Museums have been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program (MAP). The program is funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Last year, the Springfield Museums received full accreditation from the AAM, a milestone that only 6% museums in America have achieved.

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Museums’ Family Series Features Free Admission on July 18

July 2, 2014

The “Summer Spectacular Family Series” at Springfield Museums continues during the week of July 14. The six-week series includes a host of programs and events every weekday through August 15. All programs and performances are free with admission unless otherwise noted.

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Museums Mark Fifth Annual Indian Motocycle Day

June 26, 2014

The Springfield Museums will present their fifth annual Indian Day, a revival of a long-standing celebration and rally of the classic motorcycles that were manufactured in the city from 1901 to 1953. Indian Day will take place on Sunday, July 20, from 9 am- 3 pm on the grounds of the Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle. The event is sponsored by The Sampson Family and AAA Pioneer Valley. MassMutual is the 2014 Premier Sponsor of the Springfield Museums.

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Museums Announce Six-Week Summer Family Series

June 17, 2014

The Springfield Museums have announced the schedule for their annual “Summer Spectacular” Family Series, which runs from July 7 through August 15, 2014. Every Monday through Friday, families visiting the Quadrangle can look forward to 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 2014 premier sponsor is MassMutual.

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Museums Seek Artists for Art Picnic

June 2, 2014

The Springfield Museums have received a $5,000 grant from the Xeric Foundation to present Art Picnic, a public arts project designed to beautify Springfield and give local art students from Distinctive Art Studio the chance to collaborate with established artists. The project will help to boost the creative economy of Springfield by providing a vehicle for local artists to display their work, while also allowing local art students to expand their skills, build their resumes and feel motivated to pursue a career in the arts. Art Picnic was first launched in the summer of 2013, when over 24 artists and students worked to create unique artwork on tables at the Museums.

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