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.
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Events & Announcements
Click on the Exhibits page to find an Historic Auto Tour of North Springfield. You can print it out and take the tour.
The Historical Society has cancelled open Saturday openings until July 11th. Visits are by appointment only by calling 802-886-8430.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 pm and Saturdays after that! (unless the situation changes)
OPEN - masks required; visitors limited to 10 at a time, but please come visit!!
Saturday, August 15, 2020
2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield
“Find A Grave” Workshop: How To Photograph Grave Stones to be presented by Scott Andrew Bartley, professional genealogist See Facebook for more or our newsletter for more information - don't have a newsletter? Email us and we'll send you one.
Springfield Art and Historical Corona virus Update: 6/11/2020
At the Society’s board meeting on June 9, we made some decisions that we want to share with our members:
As it stands now, we plan to reopen as usual on Saturday, July 11, 1 – 4 PM. This opening will have to follow State of Vermont guidelines which require social distancing, everyone wearing a mask, and a limited number of people inside at one time. Our square footage allows for 14 people but because our space is made up of several smaller areas, we are going to limit the number to 10.
We have canceled the September Yard Sale. Because there are people who refuse to wear a mask, plus the exposure required to collect items from many difference homes and places, handle them to store them while waiting for the sale, handle them to move them to the Society , and then have everyone picking them up, we feel is too dangerous.
The History Calendar is on hold for the moment. Again, the process requires many contacts to set up the sponsors and then preparing and delivering them to sellers. We will make a definite decision in the coming months.
The Society has been asked to help with posting photographs on the “Find a Grave” website. This website is vital to genealogist or anyone doing ancestry research. We are currently planning to meet at 1 PM on August 15th at the Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield. Drew Bartley, professional genealogist, will instruct us on how to photograph grave stones with the end result posting the photographs on the “Find A Grave” web site. If there is time, he will also talk about cleaning grave stones. Again masks and social distancing will be mandatory.
Bunni Putnam, President