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!
Community Cornerstones: Springfield’s Black Educators – February 1,- May 7, 2023
February 1, 2023 – May 7, 2023
Community Cornerstones: Springfield’s Black Educators showcases the rich history of Black American education in Springfield through the lens of the educators who
were the cornerstones of the Black community before desegregation.
Experience the enlightening story of Springfield’s Black educational history and its connection to a national conversation.
Sensory Friendly Saturday’s
General Admission applies – No registration needed.
History Museum Book Club
Route 66 Bus Tours – Get on the Mother Road!
The third Saturday of each month starting March 2023 through September 2023.
Saturday, March 18, 2023 1:00 pm
Saturday, April 15, 2023 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 20, 2023 1:00 pm
Saturday, June 17, 2023 1:00 pm
Saturday, July 15, 2023 1:00 pm
Saturday, August 19, 2023 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 16, 2023 1:00 pm
Tour Ticket Price:
Route 66 Bus Tour – $30/Museum Members & Patrons, $35/non-members
Tickets are non-refundable.
Downtown Walking Tour
Friday, March 24, 2023 – 5:30 pm
Friday, April 21, 2023 – 5:30 pm
Friday, May 26, 2023 – 5:30 pm
Friday, June 23, 2023 – 5:30 pm
Friday, July 21, 2023 – 5: 30 pm
Friday, August 25, 2023 – 5:30pm
Commercial Street Walking Tour
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.
Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 10:30 am
Saturday, April 22, 2023 – 10:30 am
Saturday, May 27, 2023 – 10:30 am
Saturday, June 24, 2023 – 10:30 am
Saturday, July 22, 2023 – 10:30 am
Saturday, August 26, 2023 – 10:30 am
With limited space available, reserve your spot today!
Queen City Quest
Join us for the third annual Queen City Quest Presented by Systematic Savings in partnership with Commerical Club and Commerical Merchants Club.
Queen City Quest is a one-day fundraiser scavenger hunt challenge that will be fun for friends, families, and co-workers!
Participation is open to all and carrying out the hunt will be simple and fun. Players will use GooseChase, a free and easy to use an app, to find challenges, complete questions, and track their progress. Teams can also track opponents’ progress with the action feed and automatically updated leaderboard during the game, adding a healthy dose of competition!
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor
Sponsorship Opportunities are available. For more information, contact Charlotte McCoy.
The Route 66 Series – 5 years – 5 Exhibits- 5 Series Sponsor
Route 66 Series culminating with The Mother Road’s 100th birthday in 2026.
Once, not so very long ago, Route 66 was the best way to travel between Chicago and Los Angeles. All manner of restaurants were dotted along its two thousand miles, featuring many types of food to satisfy hungry and road-weary travelers.
We hope you will come along for the ride. Consider supporting this exhibit with many levels of sponsorship.
History Museum on the Square is a 501c3 nonprofit organization; all donations are tax-deductible as prescribed by law.
Sharing Stories of the Crossroads – Hosted by John Sellars
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.