Welcome to the History Museum on the Square. Right inside the door, you’re greeted by the atmosphere of what was once Barth’s Clothing Store—now updated with modern design and unique interactive features. The William F. “Rick” McQueary and Mary Haseltine McQueary Welcome Center serves as a gathering space for museum visitors and special events for the entire community.
Explore our “Springfield Then and Now” touch-screen table courtesy of Gene and Patsy Summers and Family. Visit our gift shop and check out what’s happening around the community with our “Window on the Cultural Arts” display.
Learn about “The Crossroads of Country Music” at our Ozark Jubilee mini theater made possible by the Lipscomb family honoring Catherine Cox Lipscomb.
- Watch the introductory museum video
- Explore the gift shop
- Play with our “Then and Now” touch-screen table
- Visit the Ozark Jubilee Video Theater
- View our “Window on the Cultural Arts” to see other exciting area attractions featuring art, education, and history
Illuminating Stories of the Past
Places To Visit
The museum is located at the heart of historic downtown Springfield, Missouri. You’ll find parking and restaurants within walking distance. Our interactive map shows places of rich history in and around the Springfield area, from Civil War sites to the iconic Rail Haven motel on historic Route 66.