Display space has been expanded with three additional cabinets and Joel Ellis dolls and carriages that were produced in Springfield during the nineteenth century will be on display, as well as other toys and dolls from the collection.
We have been working on sorting out the Society’s photographs, pulling out duplicates, and
putting them in categories to enter into Past Perfect. In the process we have found some interesting ones we will be sharing in the weekly Springfield Reporter newspaper article.
Paul Petraska has been working on a large stack of Bryant photographs and would be glad to have some help identifying Bryant employees. Also we have two notebooks of Bernie Lashua school photographs, one of Union and Southview classes, from Helen Perkins’ estate, and
one from Isabella Erickson’s estate, of teachers at Riverside Middle School and Park Street High School, that we are also trying to identify. Please come any Saturday afternoon and help us put names to these school photos.
Digital Picture Frame
To add another dimension to displaying historical photographs, we were very pleased to receive a 21” digital picture frame, a gift from two of our members. This frame not only has photo capabilities, but also video and music—we have a video of Don Whitney's high school trip to NY and DC in 1940. Also we have a slideshow of our move to the new building.
Recently we were donated a box of vhs tapes of SAPA-TV shows done in Spfld. over the years. They have been digitized and put on a thumb drive so they can be viewed on the Digital Picture Frame. Come take a look - some include the 2004 Prom at SHS; Agricultural Fairs; Alumni Parades and much more.
Springfield Reporters on display
A favorite display item of many visitors is the volume of newspapers from the early 1900's. Come check it out.
Take an Historic Auto Tour of North Springfield
An interesting tour written in 2011 by Kaye and Oliver Peck. Right click, choose "Save Image As", save to your computer, print out the two sheets and go! Or stop by SAHS any Saturday and pick up a copy. There's also one of Springfield.