About the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum

Exterior photo of The Connecticut Valley Historical Museum

Museum History

The Connecticut Valley Historical Society was originally a separate organization which held its meetings and kept its collections of “natural, civil, military, literary, ecclesiastical and genealogical materials” in the City Library building.

In 1927, a new museum building was constructed. The granite building incorporates some of the finest architectural features of a Colonial home.

The Museum closed when the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History opened in October 2009. All history exhibits are now presented in the new museum.

The genealogy and local history library collections have also been moved into the new museum. The Springfield History Library and Archives is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, from 11 am to 4 pm, and the first Saturday of the month from 11 am to 4 pm. The library is located on the lower level of the building. Please contact the library at 413.263.6800, ext. 230, or by email at wmshlibrary@springfieldmuseums.org