The Springfield Museum is an excellent field trip destination for your class or youth group. We invite you and your students to experience all that the Museum has to offer. Our exhibits and programs are designed to engage students and encourage learning at many different levels. The Museum staff can even help facilitate activities and special projects into your curriculum. Please ask us about scheduling a tour for your school today!
Springfield History Curriculum Project
The Springfield History Curriculum Project is a program of Springfield Museum funded by Trust Management Services, LLC. The project's purpose is to organize existing material pertaining to the history of Springfield for use by third-grade teachers in District 19. This Springfield City project was made possible by a grant received from The Trust Management Services. We gratefully acknowledge their sponsorship.
Thanks to the creativity and hard work of the project coordinators, Barbara Pope and Debbie Farr, many ideas for using historic information as a way to teach mathematics, mapping and more are starting points for each teacher's own creative work. In addition, Ms. Pope and Ms. Farr did extensive research on interesting and unusual aspects local history as well as a thorough general history.
2010 Winners of the Museum Challenge: Where did ice come from in the 1800s?
Jill Olson’s reading class – Yolanda Elementary, Springfield, Oregon won the challenge. Not only did they do the research but they wrote reports and created artwork on their findings. WAY TO GO JILL OLSON AND YOUR READING CLASS.