Museum Exhibit Opening Reception: Hidden Treasures: Rockhounding in Oregon

The Springfield Museum’s latest exhibit, “Hidden Treasures: Rockhounding in Oregon”, is opening Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Springfield Museum. The exhibit will run from November 8 to December 28, 2019.

This exhibit is largely a collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils collected by members of the Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club, as well as tools and equipment used for rockhounding. The exhibit will also explore the dedication of the thunderegg as Oregon’s state rock, the history of rockhounding, and how visitors can get involved in this activity themselves. There will also be interactive elements and activities.

The Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club seeks to share the world of geology and lapidary with the young and old alike. Find out more about the Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club at their website:

The opening reception will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the Downtown Springfield Second Friday Art Walk on Friday, November 8 at the Museum.

Regular museum hours are 1-4 p.m., Thursday-Saturday. Admission is free!

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What: “Hidden Treasures: Rockhounding in Oregon” exhibit

When:  On display November 8 to December 28, 2019 with a reception from 5-8 p.m., Friday, November 8

Where:  Springfield Museum, 590 Main Street, Springfield, OR

Additional Information: Madeline McGraw, 541.726.3677 or


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