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
Because the Library is in City Hall, we are working with other City departments to determine safe protocols for reopening fully. We want to ensure that we are following state guidelines in order to help put an end to the spread of the virus and to protect library staff and the public. We will be sharing information about reopening as soon as we have a plan to do so safely.
We are available by phone Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm at 541-726-3766 and happy to connect you to current services, such as: computer appointments, curbside pickup, personalized picks, reference services, and virtual programs. Or, visit our information on library services page for more information.