In 2012 the Booth Kelly Mill site was the focus of a two-term architecture studio through the University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP). Students were asked to turn the parcel into a project that would provide living-wage jobs and restore the environment of what used to be a thriving lumber mill.Read More
The 3.5 mile long canal was hand excavated by Elias Briggs, the founder of Springfield. With his son Isaac’s help, he dug the canal in 1852, using an ox-plow and shovels in order to provide power for the first grist and saw mills in the area.Read More
This is a really neat document that gives an in-depth account of Springfield's history and context. Highlights include the homemade raft that served as a Ferry across the Willamette, Springfield's distinction as "the only 'wet spot; between Salem and Oakland" during Prohibition, the influence of road and railway development, and the history of the millrace and timber industry in the area.Read More
Meet & greet / social meetup for local craft-industry entrepreneurs!
5/30 Celeste Watch Company (335 Main Street)
Recurring event, each month on the LAST Wednesday of the month. Venues rotate.Read More
It's art with a message! UpStream Art is a colorful way to bring attention to storm drains, their function, how the storm drain system can impact water quality, and what we can do to help protect our rivers.Read More
Explore the incredible murals of Downtown Springfield! This self-guided walking tour winds throughout Downtown Springfield to visit approximately 20 murals.Read More