Springfield Art Association of Edwards Place
The Springfield Art Association of Edwards Place (SAA) is home to the oldest home in Springfield, an Italianate Mansion named Edwards Place and listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Edwards Place, built in 1833 and remodeled in 1857, is an historic house museum that tells the story of social and domestic life in Abraham Lincoln's Springfield, Illinois. The SAA is also home to two Art galleries, the MG Nelson Family Gallery of Art with monthly exhibitions and the SAA Collective in the H.D. Smith Gallery featuring local juried artists.
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.
Independence Historical Museum and Arts Center makes its home in the 1912 Federal-style building that was, until 1962, the United States Post Office. The museum creates a sense of exciting evolution from the 1800s when Independence was called “Hay Town,” to the present. The museum’s permanent exhibits in 22 rooms tell stories of the early settlers’ lifestyle; the history of the oil industry; some of the Indian culture collection and various historical artifacts.
Independence Historical Museum and Art Center