About the Springfield Museum
Mission: The Springfield Museum’s mission is to preserve the City of Springfield’s historical artifacts and provide historical and cultural exhibits for the citizens and visitors to downtown Springfield.
History: In 1979 the Springfield Museum Committee formed as an offshoot to the Springfield Historical Society, however, citizens of Springfield were collecting items for a museum as early as the 1950s. In 1981 the Springfield Museum officially opened to public, housed in the restored Western States Power and Electric building on Main Street in downtown Springfield.
Recent History: In October of 2012 the Springfield Museum became Lane County's first free admission museum. In August of 2013, the Springfield Museum increased its open hours to 40 hours each week, up from 28 hours. The Springfield Museum’s efforts towards attracting more visitors and being available to the public is part of a combined effort of downtown businesses, government and citizens to reinvigorate downtown Springfield. Due to these efforts there has been a significant increase in downtown business and a notable drop in crime.
The Springfield Museum is not currently hiring
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