The History Museum on the Square is a private, not-for-profit organization that began in 1975 as a Bicentennial project. The space for the History Museum is provided by the City of Springfield, but we must raise all necessary program and operating funds through admissions, gift shop sales, special events, memberships, donations and grants.
Originally housed in downtown Springfield, the History Museum found its first “real” home in the Victorian Bentley House. Then in 1993 the History Museum was moved to Springfield’s Historic City Hall. This impressive structure, built in 1894 and used originally as the U.S. Customhouse and Post Office, allowed The History Museum to open its first permanent exhibit on this region’s history. Titled “Crossroads at the Spring,” it tells the local story from the coming of the first people to southwest Missouri 12,000 years ago up to 1957, when Springfield was voted an All-American City.
For more information about the History Museum on the Square you may contact the museum directly at:
830 Boonville Avenue
Historic City Hall, 3rd Floor
Springfield, Mo 65802
Web Address: springfieldhistorymuseum.org