SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — You could get your hands on some local history at the Springfield History Museum on the square today.
Hands-on History is a way for visitors to dive deeper into what they’re already seeing at the museum.
Donald Smith is an educational specialist for the history museum.
As a retired educator, he believes that learning never stops.
“There are many many stories, there are many many adventures that often times are not a part of the history curriculum, so we try to bring that out a bit and make it a bit more personal to the individuals,” Smith said. “We want them to feel, to touch, to experience first hand what was going on in history at that time.”
Hands-on history will be covering new topics each week at the Springfield History Museum on the square.