The Turnverein was a German-American club founded in Springfield in 1855 to promote physical fitness and social activities. After moving around to several locations within the city, the organization opened their own building on State Street in 1885. This location served as the club’s home during the years that Ted lived in Springfield. Ted’s parents and grandparents were all loyal members of the Turnverein and this organization played an important role in Ted’s early development.
MUSEUMS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
In response to the community health effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Museums are temporarily closed. Please check the calendar for details about events, programs, and classes. Many have been canceled, postponed, or are offered online.