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Springfield Walking Tours

September 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Second Saturday Walking Tours:

The September 9th walking tour will be presented by Derek Strahan, the education chair of Springfield Preservation Trust.

He will lead a walking tour of the Forest Park Heights Historic District neighborhood. The tour will focus on the homes on the southern side of Sumner Avenue, with an emphasis on the variety of architectural styles within the neighborhood. The tour route is about 1.5 miles in length, on mostly level ground.

On-street parking is available on the neighborhood streets. Please be sure to not block driveways or fire hydrants.

The Second Saturday Walking Tours season is sponsored by Mass Cultural Council, Springfield Cultural Council, and the Springfield Museums. The tour will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 9 at the Florentine Gardens Circle, and will last approximately 1.5 hours. Please see below for registration and upcoming events.


Springfield Museums

Springfield Preservation Trust

Upcoming Events
• On September 9 and 10, visit the Springfield Preservation Trust Booth at the Mattoon Street Arts Festival
• On October 15, at 1pm attend the Voices from the Grave. Buy Tickets
• On November 14, at 7pm attend the 2023 Preservation Awards.

Springfield Museums Seek Docents for Art, Science, History, and Dr. Seuss

If you love museums and enjoy interacting with children, consider becoming a docent at the Springfield Museums — the perfect way to blend teaching, learning, fun, and a true sense of community all in one role.

Docent training begins in September. The training program includes hour-long classes (days and times vary according to the discipline) throughout the fall and early spring, culminating in the “graduation” of a new class of docents in June.

Because field trips are booked during school hours, the docent program is often most appealing to retirees or adults with very flexible working schedules.

Docent guides are asked to give a two-year commitment and lead several tours per year based on field trip bookings, which are on Tuesday–Friday throughout the school year.

In return for their time and commitment, volunteer docents receive an array of benefits, including discounts on Museum School classes and at the Museum Store; invitations to docent events and special programming; and the chance to be part of a community of other volunteers who love art, history, science, and Dr. Seuss – and love sharing their passion with others.

Interested in becoming an Art, Science, History, or Dr. Seuss docent? Visit the Museums website (www.springfieldmuseums.org) for more information and an application, or contact Docent Coordinators Katie Merrill (413.263.6800, ext. 331, or [email protected]) or Laura Cienciwa (413-263-6800, ext. 340, or [email protected])


September 9
10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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