Letter from the Director

On behalf of the Springfield Museum I want to thank you for visiting our website. The last twelve months have brought some interesting changes to the Springfield Museum and we are excited to share them with you and the rest of our community. Since first opening in 1981, the Springfield Museum has existed to preserve and protect the history of the City of Springfield, the surrounding rural areas of East Lane County, and the state of Oregon. In support of this mission we provide exciting educational programming and learning experiences for everyone ages 8 to 80 and beyond.

One of the ways we work to include everyone in our community, regardless of economic circumstances, is through our commitment to remaining one of Lane County’s only FREE museums, offering access to our exhibits, educational programs, artifacts and archives to anyone – free of charge. So if you enjoy our website, our online collections archives, our exhibits and educational programming, please consider donating of your time or resources in support of our mission. We are always in need of additional volunteer staff and docents, as well as additional funding for our programs and exhibits. With some generous support provided by the City of Springfield, you can feel comfortable knowing that 100% of all outside donations will go directly toward historic preservation and educational programming.

We hope you enjoy our new website, and continue supporting us through your visitation and potential contributions. Check back here often for updates, programming announcements, and additions to our online archives. With your help the Springfield Museum will continue to preserve and protect our community’s history for many years to come.

Thanks again,

Taylor Harwood
Interim Executive Director