Letter from the Director

The Springfield Museum has brought the City of Springfield’s history and development to life since 1981, and continues to provide learning experiences for everyone ages 8 to 80 and beyond. We are currently working to display more of the museum collection in our rotating exhibits.

We recently launched a digital display of 100 photos from the museum collection curated by our archivist. Visitors can view and even purchase these photos, which will change seasonally. The Springfield Museum is excited to expand public access to our photo collection while we continue to digitize our collection and add to our online archives.

If you haven’t seen our permanent exhibit on the history of Springfield, you’re missing out! Discover pioneer life and development from Springfield’s past, watch a video on Springfield history, play in a wooden schoolhouse replica, and pose for a photo on the Simpsons couch.

We work to include everyone in our community, regardless of economic circumstances, by 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, exhibits and educational programming, please consider donating your time or resources in support of our mission. We are always in need of additional volunteer staff and docents, as well as funding for our programs and exhibits. With generous support from the City of Springfield, you can feel comfortable knowing that 100% of all outside donations will go directly toward historic preservation and educational programming.

Stay connected with the Springfield Museum by checking this website, Facebook and Twitter for updates on the latest exhibits and events, or join our monthly eNewsletter by emailing info@springfield-museum.com. With your help, the Springfield Museum will continue to preserve and protect our community’s history for many years to come.

See you at the Springfield Museum!

Taylor Harwood
Interim Executive Director