Second Saturday Walking Tour to visit outdoor sculpture by Saint-Gaudens

Date: 7/27/2009

SPRINGFIELD - Henry J. Duffy, Ph.D., Curator and Chief of Cultural Resources at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in New Hampshire, will conduct a Springfield walking tour to see sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens on Aug. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Duffy will discuss "The Puritan" statue which is in the park next to the Springfield City Library on State Street. He will then lead the group to Stearns Square to see where the statue began its life, along with a fountain and bench that still remain. Next, the group will walk to Springfield Cemetery to see the Josiah Holland Monument, also by Saint-Gaudens.

The tour is part of the Second Saturday Walking Tour series, co-sponsored by the Armoury-Quadrangle Civic Association and the Springfield Museums. Walking tour tickets may be purchased in the museum Welcome Center at 21 Edwards St. on the day of the event. Tickets are free for members of the civic association or of the museums. Tickets for non-members are $5 per person. All proceeds will go toward improvements to the neighborhood.

The walking tour ticket will also provide $2 off the price of an adult admission to the Springfield Museums on the day of the tour.

For additional information, call the Armoury-Quadrangle Civic Association at 747-1830 or e-mail