College Museum

College Museum

Artwork remembering Main Hall

The Springfield College Museum was organized in an effort to preserve the history and artifacts of the college. The College, known by different names over the years, The Normal, Southern Normal, Southern State Teachers College, Southern State College and the University of South Dakota/Springfield, is remembered at the museum with collections that cover all of the names.

The Museum is a repository of a vast array of artifacts from its beginning in 1896 until the time of its closing in 1984. Through the kindness and generosity of businesses, donors and graduates, the museum houses over 2,000 items that show the success of this innovative institution.

In addition, there is a wide variety of The Pointer, the college annual. The Museum continue to seek missing annuals. Also, The Pulse, the college newspaper, is collected in bound volumes in chronological order.

Telling the Story

The College Museum and Springfield Historical Society Museum work together to show a cross section of the life of the college and the community of Springfield

711 8th St., Springfield SD

The Museums are open by appointment.
Call 605-369-2626 or 605-369-2982

Open House June 2, 2018

The annual open house and bake sale will take place Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the museums. Take a tour and pick up something sweet. Starts at 9 am.