TRAVEL THE TIFFANY TRAIL – SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS

By Maggie Humberston On a hot, muggy afternoon in the Valley sometimes an exhibit comes along that just seems to re–write your soggy, wilted script. TheTiffany Trail at the Springfield Museums is doing that for me this summer. The D’Amour Museum of Fine Art is hosting Tiffany Lamps: Articles of Utility, Objects of Art. You enter a cool, … Continue reading TRAVEL THE TIFFANY TRAIL – SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS

THE EMPEROR’S TOY SOLDIERS: CHINA’S TERRA COTTA WARRIORS

By Cliff McCarthy, Museum of Springfield History Zheng was only thirteen when, in 246 BC, he became King of Qin, the westernmost state of China.  By his thirty-eighth year, he had achieved what no other warlord before him had done -- he had conquered and unified all of the "warring states" of China, proclaiming himself … Continue reading THE EMPEROR’S TOY SOLDIERS: CHINA’S TERRA COTTA WARRIORS