Springfield History Museum News

MassMutual Grant Announced

Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History

April 1, 2008

The Springfield Museums are pleased to announce a $150,000 Capital Campaign grant from MassMutual Financial Group for the new Museum of Springfield History.
Construction of the new museum is underway in the former Verizon office building on Edwards Street, adjacent to the Springfield Museums' Quadrangle.

"Springfield has been home to MassMutual's headquarters for over 156 years," said Trish Robinson, Senior Vice President, MassMutual. "We are proud to be a part of the city's rich history and to help celebrate and preserve that heritage by supporting the new Museum of Springfield History."

The grant, payable over three years, brings the total raised to date for the $7.5 million project to $4.5 million.

"MassMutual's donation will help us tell the important story of Springfield's place in history," said Springfield Museums President, Joseph Carvalho. "We're very grateful for their generous support."

About MassMutual Financial Group

MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual and its subsidiaries had more than $500 billion in assets under management at year-end 2007. Assets under management include assets and certain external investment funds managed by MassMutual's subsidiaries.
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a mutually owned financial protection, accumulation and income management company headquartered in Springfield, Mass. MassMutual's major affiliates include: OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; MML Investors Services, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC (www.finra.org and www.sipc.org); MassMutual International LLC and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB. MassMutual is on the Internet at www.massmutual.com.
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