Baltimore Bridge in N. Spfld. 1960s
Baltimore Bridge in N. Spfld. 1960s

The Plaza - old entrance and exit
The Plaza - old entrance and exit

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Baltimore Bridge in N. Spfld. 1960s
Baltimore Bridge in N. Spfld. 1960s

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MISSION STATEMENT


The Springfield Art & Historical Society exists to promote an appreciation of Springfield’s history and historical art by identifying, collecting, preserving, and making available material that documents the story of the town’s people, industry, and culture.

Collections

Gallery

 Programs 

If you'd like to donate to support the good work of SAHS, you can do it through PayPal or you can send a check to the address below.  At this time, we cannot accept credit cards.  Thanks!

SAHS is open every Saturday, except holiday weekends.  Open 1-4 pm.  Masks are optional if you are fully vaccinated.  Come see the exhibits.

Events & Announcements
Picture of the past - a new feature on our page
We, at the Springfield Art and Historical Society, want to learn and share as much as we can about our collections. So if you can help us with any missing details, such as when a picture was taken or know any unidentified people, we would be glad to hear from you at SAHS@vermontel.net

Enjoy the latest newsletter from SAHS

Week 2 1912 SHS Graduating Class.jpg

Week 2:

This is the SHS graduation class of 1912.  Juliet Loutrel says her grandmother, Marjorie Belle Patch, is in the middle row, second from the left, with a large bow in her hair.  At that time there were more girls in the graduation class than boys.  This may be because the boys were doing one of three things:  working on the family farm, apprenticing with a professional person, or going to one of the outlying academies (like Chester or Black River) preparing to go onto college.  Other students in the graduating class included:  Harold C. Billings, Marion E. Bradley, Mildred U. Burditt, Clara E. Clay, Isabel A. Currie, Frances M. Douglass, Marguerite Guinard, Margaret Haskell, Theresa W. Hunt, Lillian M. Marshall, Wendell P. Morrison, Ethel M. Pedden, Rene S. Rice, Virginia F. Slack, Julia A. Snide, Alice D. Whitcomb and Lawrence W. Wild.

Yard Sale News

We have been receiving inquires regarding our annual Yard Sale.  Anticipating that COVID will be under control by September, we are planning to hold the sale on Saturday, September 18.  So, as you continue your cleaning during this extra time at home, please remember us.  NO clothing, please.

 

DROP-OFFs:  We will be accepting donations after July 1.  Items can be left at the Society on Saturday afternoons or call Betty Kinsman to arrange a time to drop them off (886-2414) at your convenience.

 

 PICKUPs:  If you need items picked up, we will start doing that after August 1.  Please call the Society (886-7935 – leave a message) or email us (SAHS@vermontel.net ) to arrange for a pick up.

 

This is an important fundraiser for the Society. 

Enjoy the video made by Jackie Barr with historical data provided by Bunni Putnam of the SAHS.  Visit SAHS and see the dolls and carriages.

How to Clean a Gravestone; from workshop done in 2020 by Scott Andrew Bartley for SAHS

Can you help?

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented all of us with challenges we never envisioned.  We all have shared in the lockdowns, mask wearing, food shortages, and some of us have been on the front lines of the “battle.”

 

The Springfield Art and Historical Society would like to hear about your personal experiences and perspectives during this unprecedented time so that we can preserve them in our archives for future research and education by generations to come.   Responses mailed to SAHS, PO Box 336, North Springfield, VT 05150 or can be emailed to sahs@vermontel.net.  Please include your name only if you are comfortable in doing so.