- Historic Sites
History Museum For Springfield Greene County
Originally housed in downtown Springfield, the History Museum found its first "real" home in the Victorian Bentley House. Then in 1993 the History Museum was moved to Springfield's Historic City Hall. This impressive structure, built in 1894 and used originally as the U.S. Customhouse and Post Office, allowed The History Museum to open its first permanent exhibit on this region's history. Titled "Crossroads at the Spring," it tells the local story from the coming of the first people to southwest Missouri 12,000 years ago up to 1957, when Springfield was voted an All-American City.