• View of Springfield Armory overlooking the city of Springfield, 1855

    Springfield Armory

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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    Springfield Armory NHS announces that on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 the Museum will be closing early from 12:00pm to 5:00 PM to conduct a staff workshop. The park will reopen for regular hours at 9am on October 22nd.

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POSTPONED: AUGUST 27, 2011 CONCERT

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Date: August 27, 2011
Contact: Shera Cohen, (413) 271-3982

SPRINGFIELD, MA: The free concert by the United States 94th Army Rock Band, originally scheduled to perform on Saturday, August 27th from 6pm - 8pm at Springfield Armory National Historic Site (NHS), has been postponed due to weather and the impending threat of Hurricane Irene.

The two hour six-piece band concert was scheduled to perform outdoors, with an indoor rain site at Springfield Technical Community College. However, band members were located in New Jersey, and the risk of traveling during the storm was unsafe. In addition, the staff of Springfield Armory NHS has chosen not to encourage music patrons to venture outdoors during this storm.

The concert will be rescheduled for a later date. In addition to Springfield Armory NHS, the corporate sponsor is Webster Bank. Assistance in producing the concert comes from Springfield Technical Community College, In the Spotlight, and the Springfield Cultural Council (an agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council).

Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates and preserves the site of our Nation's first armory, established in 1794. Managed together with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), the site holds many layers of history within its buildings and grounds. The site of the repulse of Shays' Rebellion, 1787; production of the nation's first precision made interchangeable parts; and home of the world's largest historic American military firearms collection invites our visitors to share its history and beauty. As a unit of the National Park Service, the Visitor Center, Museum, buildings and grounds are open daily, 9am-5pm except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Admission is free. Call us at: 413-734-8551, or visit our website at: www.nps.gov/spar.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Main Arsenal at Springfield Armory NHS. Photo (c) James Langone

Springfield Arsenal, a military supply depot, was sited by General Henry Knox, and approved by General George Washington in 1777. The arsenal became known as Springfield Armory in 1794 when on-site small arms manufacturing was approved by President Washington. More...