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Greetings from Springfield!

SDPB’s Dakota Life was in Springfield in 2021. The program aired Dec. 7, 2021 (Season 24 Episode 4). Here is SDPB’s description: Located near 80-foot chalkstone bluffs overlooking Lewis and Clark Lake on the Missouri River in southern Bon Homme County, Springfield sports a population of around 2,000 folks. A popular fishing and hunting spot, Springfield is home to the […]

A Bon Homme Way Station

Museum Notes By Marilyn Thomas Stone The house in this photo was built before 1870 on the West side of Emmanuel Creek, along what is now part of Highway 37.  The farm is currently owned by Blaine Nagel and sports an attractive new house.  The Springfield Centennial Book tells that this house was built by McDaniels, one of the first […]

A Historical Bell Rings Home

Museum Notes By Marilyn Thomas Stone Do you remember when the museum had a large steel bell outdoors.  Well, that bell came from, and was eventually returned to Fort Randall area.  There are several items in the museum telling about it.  The basic story is that the fort was established in 1856 and was headquarters to several regiments until 1892.  […]


By Marilyn Thomas Stone/President Originally Published July 13, 2022 Springfield building lots have had many uses over the years.  It is fun to reminisce on places where older homes, public buildings or businesses used to be.  This week I would like to share such information on the lot that currently houses our Springfield Historical Society Museum.  I remember when the […]

Does this ring a bell?

By Marilyn Stone/President – Published May 11, 2022 As we approach graduations of area high schools and colleges, we may think back to the days of our own student experiences.  What do you remember about the traditions of your high school days?  Certainly the involvement of groups in sports, arts, and academic challenges are traditions that, while changing with the […]

Annual Open House & Bake Sale Set June 4, 2022

By Marilyn Stone/President The Springfield Historical Society held its semi-annual meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the College Museum meeting area.  After review of the reports from secretary, treasurer, and membership chair, there was discussion of the activities of the past year and plans for current year.   The date of the annual cleaning day to […]

Thank you!

By Marilyn Thomas Stone, President Springfield Historical Society Special THANK YOU to all who attended, and all who donated baked goods to our fund raising Bake Sale, or purchased raffle tickets on Saturday. We hope everyone enjoyed seeing the museum exhibits and visiting with neighbors. This day is always a highlight of our year as we share the displays with […]

A River Town

The Springfield Historical Society Museum has hundreds of artifacts spanning the decades of this river community that is 150 years old and growing. The College Museum next door preserves Pointer memories of crisp fall football games, heartfelt theatrical performances, enlightening classroom experiences and much more.

Open House & Bake Sale June 4

Join us as we kick off the summer season in 2022. Come early as we open at 9 am and baked goods are available while they last. Grab a coffee and visit. Take a look around the museum. There is always something new to see.