About The Museum
The Springfield History Museum is located at 590 Main Street. We are open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm. For more information about our exhibits and programs, please call (541) 726-2300, or visit our website.
Who We Are
The Springfield History Museum is managed by the Springfield Public Library and serves the City of Springfield as its official historical repository and interpretive center.
As part of the Springfield Public Library, the mission of the Springfield History Museum is to foster an awareness of the history of Springfield, provide a link between our past and our present, and promote an appreciation of the diverse communities that call Springfield and rural east Lane County home.
We envision the Springfield Museum as a resource for scholars and historians of all ages and a community space where the preservation of our past will help us build our future.
Image Use Requests
Many of the images in our collection have been scanned and are available for personal use, display, and publication. Please contact the Museum Curator at (541) 726-3677 for more information.
Writing a paper? Researching your family home? We can help! The Springfield History Museum offers a research library of books on Lane County history, as well as a collection of paper ephemera for research needs. Stop by the Museum to learn more.
Donate to the Museum
Our collection grows through your generosity. If you have an artifact that you would like to donate, please call the Museum Curator at (541) 726-3677 to schedule an appointment. The Museum does not offer appraisals.
We are always looking for skilled volunteers to help our staff and step into leadership positions at the Museum. Visit our website to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Springfield History Museum building circa 1956 [Crystal Fogle collection, 1989.001.525]
Springfield Public Library | 225 5th Street [Inside City Hall] | Springfield, OR 97477-4636 | (541) 726-3766
Cheer on the race walking athletes competing for a place on the Olympic team on June 26th. The trial is happening on 5th and Main Streets, starting from the City Hall Fountain Plaza. As the plaza, City Hall, and the parking lots will be used for the trials, library services will be suspended for the day. The library will resume services on Monday, June 28th.
We are very encouraged by the new facemask guidance issued by the CDC and the Oregon Governor’s Office over the last few days. However, this updated guidance is not yet reflected within existing OHA guidance and Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules. As a City department, the library is required to follow the OHA and OSHA rules. We ask your cooperation as we await additional clarity, and to continue to wear masks while in the library and City Hall.