Museum Hours
It’s Monday 10:18 am — Sorry, we’re closed
Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The History Museum on the Square frequently hosts events for people of all ages. Join us for enriching learning experiences, interactive steps into the past, and exciting nights on the town. Don’t miss a moment of historic fun!

Traveling Exhibit Deeply Rooted: Stories of Missouri Farming

03/09/2022 - 00:00

Deeply Rooted: Stories of Missouri Farming celebrates Missouri’s agricultural heritage and the people – past and present – who bring food to our tables. The exhibit covers a wide range of topics from prehistoric agriculture to modern roof-top gardens and the joys and heartbreak of the industry.

A local component with illustrations, artifacts, multimedia, and text panels is planned to share the Southwest Missouri region’s stories.

This original display was produced by the Missouri State Museum in Jefferson City, Missouri. This exhibit was funded by the parks, soils, and water sales tax. The Missouri State Museum is part of Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Early Bird Feed and Fertilizer Missouri

Old Missouri Bank

Gordon’s Feed and Pet

Greene County Farm Bureau

MFA Incorporated

Race Brothers Farm & Home Supply

James D Tucker II

Host: History Museum

History Museum Book Club

05/25/2022 - 06:00 p.m.

Reading: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski.

Meet in person Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6:00 pm at Tie and Timber Beer Company.


Host: History Museum

Downtown Walking Tour

05/27/2022 - 05:30 p.m.

Explore Springfield’s founding, growth, and most notable history where it took place.  Learn about the Wild Bill Hickok shootout on the square, Route 66, and more!
Tour Dates:

Friday, May 27 at 5:30pm*

Friday, June 24 at 5:30pm

Friday, July 22 at 5:30pm

Friday, August 26 at 5:30pm

With limited space available, reserve your spot today!
* Tour ends at Lost Signal Brewing Co. with a discounted drink offer!


Host: History Museum
Location: 154 Park Central Square - History Museum on the Square

Commercial Street Walking Tour

05/28/2022 - 10:30 a.m.

Learn about the impact of the railroad, the relationship between North and South Springfield, and the society and culture of C-Street. Presented in partnership with the Commercial Club of Springfield, MO.

Tour Dates:

Saturday, May 28 at 10:30am

Saturday, June 25 at 10:30am

Saturday, July 23 at 10:30am

Saturday, August 27 at 10:30am

With limited space available, reserve your spot today!


Host: History Museum
Location: Commercial Street - Meet at Jefferson Avenue Footbridge

Sensory Friendly Morning

06/11/2022 - 10:00 a.m.

General Admission applies – No registration needed.

Host: History Museum
Location: 154 Park Central Square