Come celebrate the history of our community by viewing our exhibits. Our current exhibit celebrates the 150th anniversary of Goodall’s arrival in Sanford in August of 1867. Rare photos of Thomas Goodall and his wife are on display as well as shots of the Goodall Mansion on Main Street. Rare mohair plush carriage robes, selections from Thomas' book collection (including a copy of "Uncle Tom's Cabin. Perhaps the most interesting item is one never before displayed: Thomas Goodall’s death mask. Please come and see the historic items related to this iconic resident.

Past Exhibits at the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum in Springvale:
Treasures from the Collection of the Historical Committee, 2006
Fraternal Orders of Sanford and Springvale, 2006
Schools and School Children of Sanford and Springvale, 2007
Treasures from the Goodall Mansion, 2008
Plush and Palm Beach, The Products that made Sanford Famous, 2009
Banks of Sanford-Springvale, 2009
100th Anniversary of the Unitarian Church, 2009
Industries of Springvale, 2009
Citizens Who Cared, 2010
Defining Moments 1945-1976, 2011
Parochial Schools of Sanford and Springvale, 2011
Carriage Robes of the Goodall Mills, 2012-2013
Paintings by Elwyn George Gowen of Sanford, 2012 (two-month special exhibit)
Paintings and Drawings by the late Robert Wilson, 2012 (one-month special exhibit)
Family Cemeteries of Sanford, 2013-2014
Early Transportation in Sanford, 2014-2015
Transportation - Trains, Trolleys and Airplanes, 2015-2016
Sanford and Springvale in the Post War Years, 2016-2017

Past Exhibits at the Sanford Historical Committee’s former home in Sanford
Prior to its move to the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, the Sanford Historical Committee mounted window exhibits at its former headquarters in the Sanford City Hall Annex.  Exhibits over the past twenty years include:
Randy Brooks, Sanford Musician, 1987
Franco-Americans in Sanford and Springvale – three exhibits in 1989, 1991 and 1995
Sanford Made Automobiles and Trucks, 1989
St. Ignatius High School, 1989
Girl Scouts of Sanford and Springvale, two exhibits in 1991 and 2000
Sanford and Springvale in World War II & the Local Men and Women who Served, 1992
The Dairies of Sanford and Springvale, 1993
Village Scenes of Sanford and Springvale, Then and Now, 1994
Houses of Sanford and Springvale, Then and Now, 1999
Sanford Town Club, 1994
The Photographic Work of Fred Philpot, 1996
The Small Cemeteries of Sanford and Springvale, 1997
Lest We Forget, the Legacy of the Goodalls, 1997
Fire Departments of Sanford and Springvale, 1998
Sanford and Springvale in the Days of Color Postcards, 1999
Music and Musicians of Sanford and Springvale, 2000
Architectural History of the Goodall Mansion, 2001
Treasures from the Attic of the Hanson Farm, 2002
Baseball in Sanford, 2002
The Shoe Factories of Springvale, 2003
75th Anniversary of the Henrietta D. Goodall Hospital, 2003
The Tom Ursia Collection of Fred Philpot Glass Negatives, 2004
Centennial of the Great Springvale Fire, 2005