Mission Statement: The History Museum on the Square is committed to building and preserving an extensive collection of historical documents and artifacts, as we share stories of the crossroads to engage, educate, and inspire our diverse audience. We strengthen our community’s future by learning about our past and our culture.
Originally founded in 1975 as Springfield History Museum but found its permanent home on the square in August of 2019 in the former Barth’s department store building and Historic Fox Theatre as History Museum on the Square.
The press is talking! Find out where the museum was featured and read recent articles about our permanent and traveling exhibitions.Learn More
Our roots began in 1975, but we’ve grown to three spacious floors featuring the expansive history of Springfield in six innovative galleries.Learn More
Learn more about our regional history and dive deeper into stories of our past.Learn More
Learn more about the staff members who make the magic happen.Learn More