History Museum Welcomes City Council

The Springfield City Council’s regular council lunch meeting happened at a very unusual location for that meeting: the History Museum on the Square.

The museum, which officially opened in its new location for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, welcomed the members of city council to show them the museum’s displays and memorabilia.

“The History Museum is everything that it has been built up to be,” Mayor Ken McClure told OI. “There could not be a better reflection of where the community has been, and hopefully give us some idea of where we might be going. They’ve done such a great job of taking the relics of our past and making sense out of them.”

Councilman Richard Ollis agreed with the Mayor about the importance of the museum.

“The History Museum is an incredible facility,” Ollis told OI. “Frankly, I expected great things, but this so much better, and more robust, and professionally done than I even expected. I think it’s a great reflection on our past, and it provides a great place for both visitors and citizens to come and enjoy Springfield.”

The History Museum on the Square is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.. Admission is $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, students with ID, and Military. Children 4-12 are $10.

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