New England News
4:45 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Springfield City Council To Vote On Cultural District

The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts is expected to vote Monday to seek state recognition for a downtown cultural district.

   The proposed cultural district would encompass a several block area that is home to museums, performance venues, art galleries, a college, and the Springfield Armory National Park.  Springfield Museums President Holly Smith-Bove said an official designation by the Massachusetts  Cultural Council would be a boon for the city.

   There are currently 16 state designated cultural districts in Massachusetts including ones in Pittsfield and Easthampton.