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Springfield History Museum

About Us

About The Museum

The Springfield History Museum is located at 590 Main Street. The museum is open to the public Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. For more information about our exhibits and programs, please call (541) 726-2300.

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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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. 

Resources and Opportunities

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.

Research Materials

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. Please contact the Museum Curator at (541) 726-3677 for more information.

Back Then...

Springfield History Museum building circa 1956 [Crystal Fogle collection, 1989.001.525]