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History Museum on the Square

157 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO 65806-1313
+1 417-831-1976
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Saw and read about things that I did not know.

Great information about WWI and the civil war that I did not know about. It is small now while new... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
CinAndy
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Bakersfield, California
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Springfield history/Route66

This up and coming Museum for the City of Springfield, has a ways to go,but has potential. Located... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
KimCwell
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The Woodlands, Texas
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Located on historic Route 66, our historic Park Central Square buildings will be restored to preserve the rich history of our city. The expanded museum space will allow guests to explore the past using interactive learning features, and our staff will be able to preserve and exhibit more of our fine archival and artifact collections.
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157 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO 65806-1313
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Great information about WWI and the civil war that I did not know about. It is small now while new museum is being built. It will be a beautiful museum once open.

Thank CinAndy
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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you so much for visiting us! We hope you can visit again when our new museum opens at the end of this year!

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This up and coming Museum for the City of Springfield, has a ways to go,but has potential. Located on the old city square in the historic Fox theater amongst an emerging restaurant and bar scene, it should find patrons to help support it. The museum...More

Thank KimCwell
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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for visiting us Kim! We hope you can come back when our new museum opens later this year!

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We saw this museum at their temporary spot at the theater. Learned a lot about WWI. It was very interesting to see the uniform and other artifacts from that era. They emphasized local people . It was a nice afternoon there.

Thank CinAndy
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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thank you for visiting us! We hope you can come by and see our Route 66 exhibit now on display!

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have been in Springfield for five years. This summer my friend Dee took me on a guided tour. I learned that this area has such a rich history.

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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for visiting! We hope to see you back again soon!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Springfield's History Museum offers ongoing displays and special exhibits in a couple of historic buildings on old route 66. Indeed, a recent exhibit about Route 66 in Springfield made the Mother Road come back to life through their vivid, detailed displays. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Dave11974
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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you for visiting the museum. Please follow us on Facebook to see upcoming events and exhibits!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

If you like history and if you like Springfield, you'll love this museum. Still in the process of construction, there is lots to see. Historical items and video, antique items of clothing and many photos of Springfield's past. I really enjoyed it and would highly...More

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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you for visiting. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The history museum on the square is a hidden gem in Springfield. The exhibitions are topical and relevant. Recommend that you add this to your "must see" list in Springfield.

Thank Craig H
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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope you enjoyed the exhibit and continue to visit us.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I love being able to see the old fox theatre and what Springfield looked like before the square. The paintings are very beautiful as well as all the neat old gadgets and equipment as well.

Thank Bailey R
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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you! We hope you continue to visit us!

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We learned a lot here at this museum. It is small right now as their building is being remodeled. Lots of information about the locals who were in WWI. They had uniforms, photos, voice recordings, and movies playing about the War. Learned that the unit...More

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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Thank you so much for visiting us. Our current exhiit, "Memories of the Mother Road: Birthplace of Route 66" is open now. We'd love for you to come back and visit.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

The current exhibit tells the stories of local heroes who fought and died in WWI and the war's connection to Springfield and Greene County. Currently, the museum is housed in one of two classic buildings on Springfield's historic Route 66 and Park Central Square, the...More

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HistoryMuseumSquare, Front Office Manager at History Museum on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you for visiting us! We are so glad that you enjoyed the exhibit. Please come back and see us again. Our next exhibit opens on July 23rd on Route 66. And, we look forward to seeing you at our new building next year!

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