Upcoming Events

All events are 1:00-3:00 at the Springfield Historical Society or next door at the Meetinghouse unless otherwise noted.

The Museum is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-3:00 PM through Labor Day.

2024 Event Calendar

Saturday, June 22 Celebrating Springfield’s Volunteer Organizations, 1:00 -3:00,
Come learn what amazing activities the 12 organizations do to help make Springfield special and perhaps find something that you’d like to do to join the fun!

Saturday, June 29 Celebrating the Farm Kitchen: Making some special goods, 1:00-3:00,
Learn how butter and soap are made the “old-fashioned” way!

Saturday, July 6 Celebrating the Red, White & Blue: Bake Sale, Hot Dogs and Root Beer Floats, 1:00-3:00,

Saturday, July 13 Celebrating Summer: Recreation Committee’s Summer Festival, Scottish Games, BBQ Chicken dinner and Forever Locked Display 10:00 – 7:00, Springfield Recreation Field
The famous “Forever Locked” display of two fighting moose returns home, originally found in Gile Forest, Springfield

Sunday, July 14 Celebrating Bastille Day: Toasting the French 75 Cannon, its history and other WWI arms and Springfield’s role in WWI, 1:00-3:00,
The French cannon donated by the French Government to Dartmouth College as a thank you for the students that volunteered in World War I. Raise a toast on Bastille Day – July 14 – with French 75 mocktails and a special exhibit of World War I weaponry from NH gun collector Peter Plunkett. Inside the museum find more information on Springfield’s World War I veterans

July 20 Celebrating our Ancestors and Veterans: Cemetery Tour, oral history making and pulled pork lunch, 9:00 – 2:00, Springfield Meeting House, Four Corners Road
Springfield veterans will be invited to tell their military story captured in film as part of the Historical Society’s ongoing oral history project. At the same time, the Cemetery Commission hosts a tour of the Pleasant View Cemetery. To top it off, there will be a traditional pulled pork lunch with all Springfield veterans invited to a free meal as a small way to say thank you for their service.

July 27 Celebrating Springfield’s summer homes: Wonderwell at Sunset; Bring a Picnic to Historic Talk, Tour and Enjoy the Sunset, 5:00, Philbrick Road, Springfield

August 3 Celebrating Springfield’s forests: Springfield Library hosts a talk on Eastern Coyotes in NH; exhibits on Gile Forest, Town-owned woods. Ausbon Sargent and more; Wood Crafts exhibit and sale and Kid crafts; Conservation Committee hike; Pizza Bus, 12:00 – 3:00, Springfield Historical Society Museum, Four Corners Road

August 17 Ramble Round the Lake Race, 8:00 registration, 9:00 race starts,
Family friendly 5K race/walk around Lake Kolelemook.

August 31 Celebrating Springfield’s Harvest: Bake Sale, 1:00 – 3:00,

October 12 Annual Meeting with Music and Potluck as well as the Pizza Bus

November 9 Celebrating Comfort Food: Sip a Soup Luncheon, Sale and Puzzle Swap

December 7 Recreation Committee Holiday Fair

About Our Events

Almost every Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day the museum is full of activity. 

Traditional annual events include:

  • ~ Rubber Duckie race with 200 duckies bouncing down the Twin Lake Village stream
  • ~ Ramble Round the Lake 5K Race
  • ~ Pulled pork and Sip-a-soup Luncheons
  • ~ Bake sales with themes like “Good-bye Black Flies” and “Maple and Apple delights”

Our past events have featured:

  • ~ Revolutionary War Encampment and Muster by the First New Hampshire Regiment
  • ~ Lamb Petting and Sheep raising demonstration
  • ~ Genealogy workshop
  • ~ Maple Syrup making
  • ~ Apple Cider making 
  • ~ Agricultural events such as pine timber harvesting