Springfield Museum

Springfield Museum The official historical repository for the City of Springfield, Oregon.
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The Springfield Museum is an educational institution authorized by the City of Springfield, Oregon to acquire, preserve, and interpret materials that illustrate the history and development of the City of Springfield and surrounding rural areas of east Lane County. The museum was organized for the purpose of serving the residents of Springfield, Oregon as the officially designated repository and interpretive center of Springfield's historical artifacts. The Springfield Museum is incorporated by the State of Oregon as a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization.

Happy holidays to all of our friends, volunteers, donors, and visitors! Don’t forget, the Museum is open today and tomor...
12/20/2019

Happy holidays to all of our friends, volunteers, donors, and visitors! Don’t forget, the Museum is open today and tomorrow from 11-4 for all of your last minute holiday shopping, and we will be open regular hours on 12/26, 12/27, and 12/28! #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum #supportlocalhistory #vintagechristmas [Main Street, 1955, Dean Smith collection, 1998.009.003]

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and stopped by the Museum last night for Second Friday Art Walk! Don’t forget, ou...
12/14/2019

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and stopped by the Museum last night for Second Friday Art Walk! Don’t forget, our current exhibits will only be available until Saturday December 28, so stop by to see them soon!

It’s Art Walk tonight, and we have a brand new gift shop item to celebrate! These @cityofspringfieldoregon Retro Art pos...
12/13/2019

It’s Art Walk tonight, and we have a brand new gift shop item to celebrate! These @cityofspringfieldoregon Retro Art posters feature iconic Springfield destinations (including the Museum), and would be great as home decor or gifts! The posters are $15 each, or purchase them as a set for $40. Stop by tonight until 8pm to grab some for yourself! #springfieldoregon #supportlocalhistory

We had a great art and science storytime in the Museum on this rainy morning! We learned about rocks and made our own ro...
12/12/2019

We had a great art and science storytime in the Museum on this rainy morning! We learned about rocks and made our own rock collections! Thanks @spl_wheremindsgrow for this collaboration! @ Springfield Museum

Do you have a mystery rock in your collection? Stop by the Museum on Thursday, December 19 from 2pm to 4pm and have it i...
12/07/2019

Do you have a mystery rock in your collection? Stop by the Museum on Thursday, December 19 from 2pm to 4pm and have it identified by a member of the Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club Page! Limit 5 rocks per person. As always, our admission and programs are free, so don't take this opportunity for "granite"! 😉

Will you be downtown tomorrow during the Springfield Christmas Parade? Known as Oregon’s “oldest and coldest” holiday pa...
12/07/2019

Will you be downtown tomorrow during the Springfield Christmas Parade? Known as Oregon’s “oldest and coldest” holiday parade, this event has been happening since the early 1950s-this photo of Santa and his reindeer was taken in 1955. The Museum will be open during the parade for anyone who wants a warm view of the celebration! #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum #springfieldchristmasparade [Crystal Fogle collection, 2017.003.181]

We're so excited to add these amazing posters to our gift shop, starting on December 13th! Can you find the Museum build...
12/06/2019

We're so excited to add these amazing posters to our gift shop, starting on December 13th! Can you find the Museum building in one of these posters?

We're launching our Springfield Oregon Retro Art Series on December 12 with the release of three collectible posters featuring iconic Springfield, Oregon destinations!!!

We'll be hosting a launch party and artist signing on Thursday, December 12 with our friends at Eugene, Cascades & Coast Conventions - Travel Lane County. The event celebrates Springfield with one-of-a-kind limited edition posters for sale, an appearance and signing by the artist (Chloe Bradford), music, complimentary wine tastings, and a 20 percent discount on locally made products just in time for the holidays. It will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center at 3312 Gateway Street in Springfield. Wine tastings will be provided by Deové Wines, a small artisanal wine company. The event is the only time you can get a signed copy of the posters!!

Starting on December 13, a limited amount of posters will be available for purchase at the Springfield Museum.

Posters will be available for sale at the event for $15 each and $40 for a set of three. Proceeds from the sale of this series will allow the City to help support future public art projects in Springfield, Oregon. It also provides visitors and residents alike with a beautiful keepsake of their time in Springfield.

#SpfldOregonRetroArt

Have you stopped by the Museum yet to see our Rockhounding exhibit? Well, we wish you (petrified) wood! 😉 The exhibit wi...
12/05/2019

Have you stopped by the Museum yet to see our Rockhounding exhibit? Well, we wish you (petrified) wood! 😉 The exhibit will be up until December 28, and the Museum is open Thursday-Saturday 11-4. And as always, admission is free! Stop by and check it out! @ Springfield Museum

Thank you so much to the Springfield Rotary for having the Museum Curator as their program this morning! We love local o...
12/04/2019

Thank you so much to the Springfield Rotary for having the Museum Curator as their program this morning! We love local organizations, and it was so much fun to talk to them about our renovations and other projects!

Did you know that the Springfield Public Library Foundation also supports the Springfield Museum? The Museum is part of ...
12/03/2019

Did you know that the Springfield Public Library Foundation also supports the Springfield Museum? The Museum is part of the Library Department of the City. We couldn't do all we do without the support of the wonderful Springfield Public Library Foundation. Please consider the Foundation this Giving Tuesday. See details on how to give below. #GIVINGTUESDAY

Thank you for your continued support and donations over the years. Your donations have helped bring various services to the Springfield Public Library, from patron self-checkout to library furnishings.

To donate to the Springfield Public Library Foundation, please visit our website and PayPal page.

https://splforegon.org/donate/

#GivingTuesday

The Museum might be closed on Black Friday, but we’ll be open again tomorrow at 11 for #smallbusinesssaturday! Our gift ...
11/29/2019

The Museum might be closed on Black Friday, but we’ll be open again tomorrow at 11 for #smallbusinesssaturday! Our gift shop is full of historical books and toys, Museum swag, and locally made items, and is a perfect spot to get started on your holiday shopping list! See you tomorrow! #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum #supportlocalhistory @ Springfield Museum

The Museum will be closed on November 28 and 29, but we will be open 11am to 4pm on Saturday November 30! Checking out o...
11/21/2019

The Museum will be closed on November 28 and 29, but we will be open 11am to 4pm on Saturday November 30! Checking out our rockhounding exhibit would be a great way to walk off that big holiday meal! 🍗 #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum

Looking for ways to shop locally this holiday season? Check out our gift shop! We just added these adorable soaps made l...
11/21/2019

Looking for ways to shop locally this holiday season? Check out our gift shop! We just added these adorable soaps made locally by @feistywren and they all smell AMAZING! Stop by the Museum this week and get a head start on your gift-getting! #springfieldmuseum #springfieldoregon #supportlocalhistory #shoplocal @ Springfield Museum

Thank you so much to the City of Springfield, the Emerald Art Center, and the citizens of Springfield for a great fundra...
11/16/2019

Thank you so much to the City of Springfield, the Emerald Art Center, and the citizens of Springfield for a great fundraiser last night! Check out the live video on our page for a view of the fun! #🎉 #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum #supportlocalhistory

11/16/2019
If you weren’t able to make it to the opening reception last night, don’t worry-our exhibit with the Springfield Thunder...
11/09/2019

If you weren’t able to make it to the opening reception last night, don’t worry-our exhibit with the Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club will be on display until December 30! #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum #supportlocalhistory #oregongeology #rockhunting

We had such a great opening night last night! Make sure to stop by and see the new exhibits before the end of December!
11/09/2019

We had such a great opening night last night! Make sure to stop by and see the new exhibits before the end of December!

It was a great night at the museum. Come by to see the display.

November is Native American Heritage Month! Along with our rockhounding exhibit, we will be displaying “An Unending Line...
11/07/2019

November is Native American Heritage Month! Along with our rockhounding exhibit, we will be displaying “An Unending Line: Native American Portraits in Lane County, 1870-2019” until November 30th. Stop by and check it out! #springfieldmuseum #springfieldoregon #nativeamericanheritagemonth #supportlocalhistory #indigenousrising @ Springfield Museum

The new exhibit is finished, and we’re SO excited to share it with you! “Hidden Treasures: Rockhounding in Oregon” opens...
11/07/2019

The new exhibit is finished, and we’re SO excited to share it with you! “Hidden Treasures: Rockhounding in Oregon” opens tomorrow at 11am, with the official opening redemption on Friday night from 5pm-8pm. Stop by and learn about Oregon’s geological history with us! #springfieldmuseum #springfieldoregon #supportlocalhistory #oregongeology @ Springfield Museum

Hello from exhibit installation headquarters! We’re busy setting up the rockhound exhibit, with a lot of help from the S...
11/01/2019

Hello from exhibit installation headquarters! We’re busy setting up the rockhound exhibit, with a lot of help from the Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club membership! See you on November 7th at 11am! #springfieldmuseum #springfieldoregon #supportlocalhistory #oregonrocks

Happy Halloween from the Springfield Museum archives! 🎃 Here are some detail shots from a photograph of a masquerade bal...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from the Springfield Museum archives! 🎃 Here are some detail shots from a photograph of a masquerade ball held in Springfield in 1899. Check out those creepy costumes! #springfieldmuseum #springfieldoregon #historichalloween #supportlocalhistory [Crystal Fogle collection, 2017.003.075] @ Springfield Museum

Since October is #americanarchivesmonth we thought it would be fun to have a #spotlightsaturday series of photos in our ...
10/26/2019

Since October is #americanarchivesmonth we thought it would be fun to have a #spotlightsaturday series of photos in our collection that were taken during Octobers over the years! This photo was taken during a “Hard Times” dance at the Harrisburg City Hall on October 23, 1908. This type of party was popular across the country between the Panic of 1893 and the Crash of 1929, and often raised money for worthy causes. [Mountjoy collection, 1993.054.002] #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum #supportlocalhistory #partyhistory

Thank you to everyone who came to @darknstormylounge on Wednesday for Halloween trivia with the Springfield Museum and @...
10/25/2019

Thank you to everyone who came to @darknstormylounge on Wednesday for Halloween trivia with the Springfield Museum and @lanecountyhistorymuseum, we had a blast co-hosting! And congrats to our winners, the Ducky Damsels and the Springfield Spookies! The next trivia night hosted by LCHM will be November 6 at 5th Street Market Eateries in Eugene! #springfieldmuseum #springfieldoregon #supportlocalhistory @ Dark & Stormy

📣Reminder!📣 This is your last week to see our Hispanic Heritage exhibit before it’s gone! Stop by the Museum today, tomo...
10/24/2019

📣Reminder!📣 This is your last week to see our Hispanic Heritage exhibit before it’s gone! Stop by the Museum today, tomorrow, or Saturday from 11-4 to check out the artifacts on display! #springfieldmuseum #springfieldoregon #supportlocalhistory #hispanicheritagemonth @ Springfield Museum

The Museum will be closed next week (we will still be open this week!) while we do our magic and install our upcoming Sp...
10/22/2019

The Museum will be closed next week (we will still be open this week!) while we do our magic and install our upcoming Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club exhibit! We will be open again on November 7 at 11am.

Since October is #americanarchivesmonth we thought it would be fun to have a #spotlightsaturday series of photos in our ...
10/19/2019

Since October is #americanarchivesmonth we thought it would be fun to have a #spotlightsaturday series of photos in our collection that were taken during Octobers over the years! This photo was taken on October 9, 1901, and shows a wedding gathering for Henry Wylie and Emma Dodd. Join us again next week for another Saturday Spotlight! [Wylie Family collection, 2001.031.008] #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum #supportlocalhistory #weddinghistory

Thanks for another great Downtown Springfield Second Friday Art Walk!
10/15/2019

Thanks for another great Downtown Springfield Second Friday Art Walk!

2nd Friday Art Walk in Springfield. From Elisa William's incredible exhibit at Willamalane through the Mayor's Art Show at the Emerald Art Center, the Springfield Museum, A-3, Hearts for Hospice, Tronson's Gallery and City Hall Gallery this walk brought out the finest in art and the city.

Since October is #americanarchivesmonth we thought it would be fun to have a #spotlightsaturday series of photos in our ...
10/12/2019

Since October is #americanarchivesmonth we thought it would be fun to have a #spotlightsaturday series of photos in our collection that were taken during Octobers over the years! This photo postcard, featuring an early view of Glenwood from Willamette Heights, was mailed from Springfield to Portland on October 25, 1912. Quite different view from how it looks today! Join us again next week for another Saturday Spotlight! [Jackie Murdoch collection, 1992.025.001] #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum #supportlocalhistory

We had a great time hosting preschool art and science storytime with @spl_wheremindsgrow this morning! We learned about ...
10/10/2019

We had a great time hosting preschool art and science storytime with @spl_wheremindsgrow this morning! We learned about the exhibits, read some books, and did a fun craft-a great way to spend a sunny Thursday morning ☀️ We love the opportunities for collaboration that being in the Library department encourages! #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum #supportlocalhistory

The #springfieldmuseumrenovationstory has officially started! Swipe to see what this space looked like last week 😲 Have ...
10/08/2019

The #springfieldmuseumrenovationstory has officially started! Swipe to see what this space looked like last week 😲 Have questions about our renovations? Stop by the Museum to chat with the Curator about our goals and the process of renovating our 108-year-old building! #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum #supportlocalhistory @ Springfield Museum

Since October is #americanarchivesmonth we thought it would be fun to have a #spotlightsaturday series of photos in our ...
10/05/2019

Since October is #americanarchivesmonth we thought it would be fun to have a #spotlightsaturday series of photos in our collection that were taken during Octobers over the years! This photo was taken on October 18, 1951, during the Rotary Club’s Barber Shop Quartet parade at Springfield High School. Join us again next week for another Saturday Spotlight! [Crystal Fogle collection, 1989.001.833] #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum #supportlocalhistory

We had so much fun hosting Cuentos bilingual storytime with @spl_wheremindsgrow in the Museum this morning! We read some...
10/05/2019

We had so much fun hosting Cuentos bilingual storytime with @spl_wheremindsgrow in the Museum this morning! We read some great books about Hispanic Heritage, did a fun craft, and Antonio stopped by to chat about the exhibit and share some roping techniques! We love inviting families into the Museum space and learning together 😊 #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum #supportlocalhistory #hispanicheritagemonth @ Springfield Museum

Thanks again for a great day on Sunday, @willamalane! The Library and Museum reached nearly 800 people at our table, and...
10/03/2019

Thanks again for a great day on Sunday, @willamalane! The Library and Museum reached nearly 800 people at our table, and clearly had a lot of fun while doing it! 🎈🙂 #springfieldoregon #supportlocalhistory

The Museum has a new family member! Say hi 👋 to Abby, our new intern! She will be working on cataloging our new donation...
10/02/2019

The Museum has a new family member! Say hi 👋 to Abby, our new intern! She will be working on cataloging our new donations as well as some other projects, and we’re so glad that she was able to join our team through the Library Foundation’s Scholars on Board program! #springfieldmuseum #springfieldoregon #supportlocalhistory #museuminternship

The Museum and the Library will be at the @willamalane 75th Anniversary Community Celebration from 12-6 today, make sure...
09/29/2019

The Museum and the Library will be at the @willamalane 75th Anniversary Community Celebration from 12-6 today, make sure to stop by and say hi!

Lots to do at the Museum today! Along with viewing our current exhibit, you can draw and explore in our children’s area,...
09/28/2019

Lots to do at the Museum today! Along with viewing our current exhibit, you can draw and explore in our children’s area, read a book in our library, or add to our growing sticky note wall! The Museum is open today from 11am to 4pm, so stop by! #springfieldmuseum #springfieldoregon #supportlocalhistory @ Springfield Museum

We have an exciting new addition to our research library! This memoir by Louis Kenoyer is printed in Tualatin Northern K...
09/28/2019

We have an exciting new addition to our research library! This memoir by Louis Kenoyer is printed in Tualatin Northern Kalapuya with a side-by-side English translation. It’s a great resource, and we’re excited to share it with our visitors and researcher! #springfieldmuseum #springfieldoregon #supportlocalhistory

KLCC’s Melorie Begay stopped by the Museum this morning to chat with exhibit creators Antonio Huerta and Jessica Zapata ...
09/21/2019

KLCC’s Melorie Begay stopped by the Museum this morning to chat with exhibit creators Antonio Huerta and Jessica Zapata and Curator Madeline McGraw about the Museum’s current exhibit for Hispanic Heritage Month-can’t wait to hear our conversation on the radio soon! #springfieldmuseum #springfieldoregon #supportlocalhistory #hispanicheritagemonth

Happy National Pepperoni Pizza Day! This photo shows Pietro’s Pizza founder Norm Kolln, center, in the chain’s Glenwood ...
09/20/2019

Happy National Pepperoni Pizza Day! This photo shows Pietro’s Pizza founder Norm Kolln, center, in the chain’s Glenwood location (now Roaring Rapids Pizza Company). Kolln started the company in 1957, and moved to Eugene with his family in 1961. While the Kolln family sold the business in 1975, there are still four Pietro’s locations in Oregon. Now who wants a slice of 🍕? #springfieldoregon #springfieldmuseum #supportlocalhistory #nationalpepperonipizzaday

Thanks again for a great Art Walk last week, Springfield!
09/19/2019

Thanks again for a great Art Walk last week, Springfield!

The 2nd Friday Art Walk in Springfield. A perfect walk as downtown was filled with music and art on Friday evening. From the Emerald Art Center, Urban Lumber, Memento's, the Museum and City Hall Gallery with a Mariachi band in the Fountain Plaza celebrating Hispanic heritage.

The Springfield Museum went on a field trip this weekend to John Day for the Oregon Museums Association 2019 conference!...
09/18/2019

The Springfield Museum went on a field trip this weekend to John Day for the Oregon Museums Association 2019 conference! The theme of this year’s conference was “Finding Common Ground”-so many important stories were told, and so much knowledge was shared! We’re so excited to bring everything we learned back to Springfield! Thanks to the OMA, Grant County Museum, and Kam Wah Chung State Historical Site for giving us the opportunity to visit and learn! #omaconference2019 #smallmuseumsrock #supportlocalhistory @ John Day, Oregon

09/14/2019

It’s Art Walk night! Duo Piel Canela will be playing until 6:30, and Mariachi Monumental will be playing from 7:15 to 8! It’s a party at the Museum! #springfieldmuseum #springfieldoregon #hispanicheritagemonth #supportlocalhistory

Our newest exhibit, a collection of traditional Mexican Charro/Charra equipment and costumes, opens today at 11am! And d...
09/12/2019

Our newest exhibit, a collection of traditional Mexican Charro/Charra equipment and costumes, opens today at 11am! And don’t forget to stop by tomorrow from 5-8 for our opening reception, which will include free refreshments and live music. Enjoy this early beginning to Hispanic Heritage Month with us! 🇲🇽 #springfieldmuseum #springfieldoregon #supportlocalhistory #hispanicheritagemonth @ Springfield Museum

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