In the past year, the Springfield Art Museum, City of Springfield and The Sunderland Foundation have invested over $3 million (combined) in the naturalization of the Fassnight Creek, addition of a new parking lot and the improvement and beautification of the 1936 Works Progress Administration (WPA)-era amphitheater.
We have one more piece to do - well, actually 4 pieces - and we need your help!
The Museum's four historic columns that flank either side of the amphitheater stage were transplanted from the old Colonial Hotel in 1958 when the Museum was built in Phelps Grove.
These most recognizable and beloved icons are in dire need of restoration and preservation. Your gift today will help preserve the Museum Columns for another generation!
Wow! Thank you!
Thank you for being a part of the Springfield Art Museum family and future!
Your wonderful support on this #GivingTuesday helped us surpass our fundraising goal to preserve the Columns saved from Springfield's historic Colonial Hotel. I look forward to updating you on the columns' restoration progress and celebrating your generosity at an event on the Hatch Foundation Lawn in the Spring.
Thank you again and Happy Holidays!
Very best regards,
Museum Affairs Officer for Fundraising and Development