Upcoming Events:

BYOB(lanket) Picnic

July 22, July 29

Bring your family under the trees on Edwards Place's front lawn for a bag lunch and shortened tour of Edwards Place. All you need to bring is your own picnic blanket. Going to camp at Edwards Place or the SAA? No problem - you will be able to squeeze in lunch AND a tour between morning and afternoon camps.


Lunch will be served at NOON on the day of your choosing (July 22 or July 29), with tours before at 11:30, or after at 12:30, 12:50, or 1:10. You choose your time slot when you buy your registration. 


Adult registration is $15 and includes a meal from Cafe Moxo (turkey or veggie sandwich, chips, cookie), a bottle of water, and a tour of Edwards Place.


Child registration is $8 and includes a meal from Cafe Moxo (turkey or PB & J sandwich, fruit cup, cookie), a bottle of water, and a tour of Edwards Place.

You must register the Monday before by NOON to be able to get lunch! (July 20 or 27 deadline)

Whacked at the Edwards Place Hideout

Spring Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser

This event is postponed until October.
$50/$45 SAA Members

An important meeting between rival mob bosses and madams is taking place at Edwards Place in the 1920s. During the post-meeting party, a mob boss is killed in grisly fashion! Guests will need to put their detective skills to the test to discover which of the six suspects is the murderer.  

Tickets will include dinner, dessert, wine, and entertainment. The event is 21+ only and tickets must be purchased by April 24 at 5 PM. No refunds can be given after April 23 at 5 PM. More catering information will be available soon. 1920s attire (flappers, gangsters) is encouraged.

Tickets go on sale for SAA members on April 7 at 9 AM and for non-members on April 10 at 9 AM.

This fundraiser directly assists in our mission to preserve and interpret historic Edwards Place. Thank you for your support!

Camp Edwards Place 2020

Member sign-up: March 2; Public sign-up: March 5

Camp Edwards Place is where your child can indulge their love of history at a home that is truly a Springfield treasure. There are a number of camps they can join that all take place in and around this 1833 historic home in the heart of one of our oldest neighborhoods. We have camps for many different age groups.


June 1-5: 6th-8th grade Historical Sewing

June 8-12: 3rd-5th grade Archaeology

June 15-19: 3rd-5th grade Civil War

June 22-26: 6th-8th grade and high school Historical Cooking

June 29-July 3: 6th-8th grade Historical Sewing

July 6-10: 3rd-5th grade Civil War

July 13-17: 6th-8th grade and high school Historical Cooking

July 20-24: 3rd-5th grade Life in the 19th Century

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Man in white suit seated in front of Edwards Place.