Springfield's Historic Cannon Ball House (CBH), located at 126 Morris Avenue, will be holding an open house on Saturday, June 20th, to commemorate the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Springfield. This conflict was the final major battle of the Revolutionary War to be fought in the northern colonies. Many artifacts from this occurrence are on display at the the CBH, incuding the missile that gave the structure its name. The CBH is an ideal site to learn more about this battle and its historical significance.
Back in 1986, were you a student in one of Springfield's middle schools? Do you remember entering an essay contest, on the topic of "What America Means To Me, " run by the Heritage Day Committee? If you do, then your essay is probably among the ninety entries on display from this contest.
Anyone interested in perusing the handwriting of his or her younger self is encourged to come visit.
Finally, to mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's death this year, a small display of Lincoln related books and memorabilia will be on display upstairs.
So, one day shy of Father's Day, come experience the eighteenth through twentieth centuries a the historic Cannon Ball House.
House Hours: Saturday, June 20th from 10am to Noon.
House Admission: $2 for adults, free for children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult.