The Blue Springs Historical Society is a non-profit organization formed in 1976. The Society is concerned with the preservation and enhancement of the artifacts and records of Blue Springs history. The Dillingham-Lewis Museum, at 101 S. 15th Street in Blue Springs, Missouri, is our headquarters. The Museum is open for tours by appointment by calling 816.224.8979.
General membership meetings are held with advance notice to members and the public at the Museum and are comprised of lectures and other programs in addition to the transaction of business. The membership receives The Historical Record: The Blue Springs Historical Society Quarterly News.
The Society is continually attempting to improve and expand facilities, acquire new items for display, and research and provide a source of information for people interested in all phases of Blue Springs history.
The Board of Directors is composed of the elected officers of the Society, the immediate past President, chairpersons of the standing committees, and the Parliamentarian. New committee members are always welcomed for the following standing committees: Archives, Buildings & Grounds, Correspondence, Finance, Historian, Hotel, Membership, Museum, Program, Projects, and Public Relations. We also have a Heritage Garden Committee, who have been planning and planting a period garden on the grounds.
City of Blue Springs website for access to City Scenes, a video news magazine which includes a Blue Springs History Flashback each month. The February 2006 edition features Jolene Clark speaking about our 100th birthday celebration.
Our most current restoration project involves the Chicago-Alton Hotel. For more details on this project and to see how you can help, click here.
We have recently sold out of our reprint of "A Pictorial History of Blue Springs" for $35.00 plus $3.00 S & H. The book includes 421 photos and illustrations of Blue Springs history beginning in the late 1800's through 1990's and is a fine quality hardbound edition. If you are interested in putting your name on a list to buy one if and when it is reprinted, please email Karol Witthar. The Society does currently have available copies of the 1976 Heritage Books for $1.00 each.