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The Springfield Armory, School Vacation Week

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT

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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until April 23, 2023

Join Park Rangers at Springfield Armory National Historic Site for special family programs during school vacation week, Wednesday April 19 – 23. Each day families can do Junior Ranger activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge, create nature journals, buttons, or postcards, or join special themed programs. Activities are free and available for all ages. The Armory is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19th Learn about the life of Revolutionary War Patriot Soldiers including historical demonstrations of cartridge making.

Saturday, April 22nd The Homefront Victory Garden. Did you know that there were more than 200,000 Victory Gardens planted during WWII across the United States? More than one million tons of vegetables were grown in Victory Gardens during WWII. Talk with Ed & Deborah Chrzanowski, see their display and learn more about gardens and rationing on the Homefront.

Putnam Vocational Technical Academy Photography Exhibit, Celebrating Our Nation’s Promise, features local veterans and those currently serving in the military to honor their legacy, and highlight the joy, fellowship, commitment, and hope of our collective Springfield community. 

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”.

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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: 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.


April 21
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


The Springfield Armory National Historic Site
One Armory Square, Suite 2
Springfield, MA 01105
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