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.  We request that you wear a mask.  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.com.
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Picture #1:

 

The Fellows Gear Shaper Night Band, circa 1945:  It turns out the names for this first picture were not missing if you knew where to look.  We found the picture at the Great Hall at the Health Center while looking through the many notebooks in the Fellows Gear Shaper Corner.  FGS also had a Day Band, an Orchestra and a Players Group.  Here are the names, as listed at the bottom of this picture:

 

Back L to R:  Mildred Wright, Majorette; Guy Kneeland; Robert Goudi;, Luke Kearns; Mary Connel; Leonard Kempton; Perley Stockwell, Director

Middle:  Leslie Ward; Paul Robbins; Guy Davidson; Russell Currul, Arlene Stockwell; John Stillwell; Ray Durling

Front:  Richard Gordon; David White; John Clark; John Aldrich, Sec/Treas; Wendell Cook, President; Maynard Walker

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.