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Springfield Armory National Historic Site (NPS) is proud to host a photography exhibit; “Celebrating Our Nation’s Promise”, curated by the Putnam Vocational Technical Academy photography club and their instructor Denise Stewart. The exhibit will be on display at the Springfield Armory museum Wednesday through Sunday from 9:30am to 4:00pm through May 7th. As part of the show, there will be a Meet the Photographers event on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 – 12:00, giving an opportunity to learn more about the composition and meaning behind the photos. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit, sponsored by the Mass Cultural Council, features local veterans and those currently serving in the military. Ms. Stewart described the essence and goal of the exhibit, “This exhibit celebrates the contributions, honors the legacies and achievements and highlights the joy, fellowship, commitment, and hope of our collective Springfield community”.
ABOUT PUTNAM TECHNICAL ACADEMY: The Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy is steeped in a proud tradition of providing outstanding academic and technical education. Putnam’s administration, faculty, staff, and students work collaboratively to promote a school culture that fosters and supports the expectation of excellence among all our stakeholders, and, at the same time, respects diversity.
ABOUT THE PARK:
Started during the Revolutionary War, the Springfield Armory was the official armory for the United States until 1968. In 1978, the site opened as the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, which contains the original 1840s arsenal houses and the largest collection of government produced guns in the United States. It also focuses on the innovation and manufacturing processes developed at the site.
Springfield Armory National Historic Site is the location of the nation’s first armory (1794 – 1968) and was established by George Washington. The site includes historic grounds, buildings, and the world’s largest historic American military firearms collection.
There is no entrance fee to visit Springfield Armory National Historic Site. The Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, 9:30am-4:00pm.