Evening at the Museum

The society presents programs on local history one evening a month from March through December at the museum. It's a very successful program for area residents interested in local history. The museum director or knowledgeable volunteers about subjects of local interest present the programs.

The programs are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.  in the museum at Fourth and Market streets. No charge for attendance. Freewill offerings are gladly accepted. 

March 12–"Over There: Missouri and the Great War" exhibit, developed by the Missouri Humanities Council and the Springfield-Greene County Library District for the centennial of World War I. 

April 9–Bob Friedel will discuss his book, "Frank and Jesse in Plain Sight." Friedel will share stories of Jesse and Frank James, as well as address the story of J. Frank Dalton, who claimed to be the real Jesse James. 

May 14–May is Historic Preservation Month in the U.S. Members of Downtown Washington, Inc., and the Washington Historic Preservation Commission will discuss ongoing efforts to preserve local structures.