Past Exhibits

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Curious about our past exhibits or want to relive a display you visited previously? View an archive of former temporary displays and events here.

Clara’s Christmas Dream: The Nutcracker – Windows on the Square

Windows on the Square – November 20, 2021 – January 15, 2022 As an outreach to the arts in 2021, the History Museum on the Square has chosen to promote Springfield Ballet’s December 17 – 20 production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in our Windows on the Square this year. Our theme Clara’s Christmas Dream: The…

Making Local Memories: Children’s Television in the Ozarks

The History Museum on the Square is excited to share a new temporary exhibit, Making Local Memories: Children’s Television in the Ozarks.  We are excited to be able to extend this exhibit until the end of October. This exhibit is on display from Wednesday, July 21 to Sunday, October 31, 2021, in the Voices of…

Bicentennial Exhibit: Struggle for Statehood

This exhibit traces Missouri’s history towards American statehood and explores why its application for admission sparked a national crisis. Laws and feelings about the enslavement of people of color were a large part of the issue.

Ozarks Coca-Cola Bottling Company: From Our Family to Yours

This exhibit celebrates Ozarks Coca-Cola Bottling Company’s rich history.

Once Upon a Christmas Past

Since 2013, History Museum on the Square has created magical window displays for our community to enjoy. For decades, visiting the amazing décor designed by beloved department stores on Springfield’s Square was a family tradition for visitors of all ages and the History Museum on the Square is keeping this tradition alive.