Events

Museum Hours
It’s Friday 5:56 pm — 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!

 

Sensory Friendly Saturdays

03/09/2024 - 10:00 a.m.

Event Dates:
March 9, 2024
April 13, 2024
May 11, 2024
June 8, 2024
General Admission Applies – No registration is needed.

 

03/09/2024
Host: History Museum
Location: 154 Park Central Square

History Museum Book Club

03/26/2024 - 07:00 p.m.

Join the History Museum on their next Historical Fiction read
Our next read is Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe.
We’ll meet on Tuesday, March 26th at 7 pm in the Community Room at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library (2214 S Brentwood Blvd).

03/26/2024
Host: History Museum
Location: Community Room B at the Schweitzer Brentwood Library (2214 S Brentwood Blvd)

Girl Scout Day: Civics & Citizenship

04/06/2024 - 01:00 p.m.

Civics on the Square presents the first Girl Scout Badge Activity Day. All Girl Scout levels join us on a journey through Springfield’s past as we explore civics and citizenship through the years.

Saturday, April 6, 2024, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm (come and go event)

Registered Girl Scouts and leaders can complete various steps in the Democracy and Citizenship badges through fun and interactive activity stations.  Girl Scouts will have the chance to run for office, map local landmarks, register to vote, speak to a city council member, and even be elected President!

The event is made possible by the Jeannette L. Musgrave Foundation’s Multi-Year Impact Grant for Student Citizenship and support by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

There is a registration fee for Girl Scouts and leaders. Additional family members will pay general admission to the museum. Pre-registration is being done through the Girl Scouts of Missouri Heartland at the following link: https://www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org/en/sf-events-repository/2024/girl-scout-day–civics—citizenship.html. The registration deadline is March 21, 2024.

Registration and Admission can be paid on the day of the event at the History Museum on the Square; however, no financial aid or cookie credit will be used.

Please note – this is not a drop-off event. Parents and troop leaders must stay for the duration of the event to adhere to ratio requirements.

04/06/2024
Host: History Museum
Location: 154 Park Central Square - History Museum on the Square

History UnCorked Series- February 8th SOLD OUT! More dates to come.

04/18/2024 - 06:00 p.m.

More Dates to come! Sorry, we are Sold Out for February 8th.

Join us for our first event of History Uncorked – Prohibition Mixology. Cost is $40 per individual or $75 per pair/twosome.

Thursday, February 8, 2024Prohibition Mixology with Ty lechyd Da Distillery and 417Cocktails.  6-8 pm at the History Museum on the Square. SOLD OUT!

Must be 21 or over to participate. Must bring a valid ID to the event.

Unlock the secrets of 1920s speakeasies as you learn to craft cocktails enjoyed during Prohibition. Immerse yourself in the tales of Springfield’s scofflaws, moonshiners, and bootleggers. It’s the Roaring Twenties all over again!

History Uncorked is a fundraiser for the History Museum on the Square.  Tickets are non-refundable.

Sponsored by: 

04/18/2024
Host: History Museum
Location: 154 Park Central Square - History Museum on the Square

Queen City Quest Game Show Fundraiser

05/18/2024 - 05:00 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE! May 18, 2024 – 5 pm

Queen City Quest is back better than ever! Check back soon for registration opportunities

Come on down and turn your gameshow dreams into reality at Queen City Quest!

05/18/2024
Host: History Museum
Location: Historic Fox Theatre

Downtown Walking Tour

12/31/2023 - 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!

These tours will start again in the Spring 2024.  If you are interested in scheduling a private tour for your group, call us for details.

12/31/2023
Host: History Museum
Location: 154 Park Central Square - History Museum on the Square

Commercial Street Walking Tour

12/31/2023 - 10:30 a.m.

Join the History Museum as we explore the history of Commercial Street!

This tour is presented in partnership with the Commercial Club of Springfield, MO.

These walking tours will start again in the Spring of 2024.  If you are interested in scheduling a private tour, call us for details.

 

12/31/2023
Host: History Museum
Location: Commercial Street - Meet at Jefferson Avenue Footbridge

Route 66 Bus Tours – Get on the Mother Road!

12/31/2023 - 01:00 p.m.

Tour Dates:

Check back in 2024 for new dates.

 

12/31/2023
Host: History Museum
Location: Meet at History Museum on the Square

Sharing Stories of the Crossroads – Hosted by John Sellars

12/31/2023 - 04:00 p.m.

Join John Sellars, Executive Director Emeritus of the History Museum on the Square and long-time lover of local history, every Tuesday at 4:00 pm on KICK 92.3 FM.

The program will focus on History Bits in Springfield, Local Headlines from a Century ago and a variety of guests to share local history and stories of the past.

Check out the link for past podcasts.

12/31/2023
Host: History Museum
Location:

The Route 66 Series – Year 3 Hotel/Motel

12/31/2024 - 00:00

The Route 66 Series: Year 3 Hotel/Motel

Thank you Series Sponsor:

O’Reilly Automotive

MSU Libraries – Ozarks Studies Institute

History Museum on the Square is a 501c3 nonprofit organization; all donations are tax-deductible as prescribed by law.

 

12/31/2024
Host: History Museum
Location: 154 Park Central Square - History Museum on the Square