When visitors enter the museum, they will first see a larger-than-life-sized book with the exhibition title and introductory message. The book resembles Dr. Seuss’s first story, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Visitors will be greeted by the figure of Marco from the book and will learn how Springfield, Ted Geisel and imagination come together in the stories that he wrote. While on Mulberry Street, kids will also have a chance to write their own letter to Dr. Seuss.
After exploring the Mulberry Street mural, visitors enter the exhibition proper. This initial room emphasizes Theodor Geisel’s connection to Springfield, featuring the façade of his childhood home at 74 Fairfield Street as well as prominent historical buildings. The public landmarks denote familiar sights and important moments in Ted’s youth. In many cases, the buildings may have become the basis for later illustrations.
Mulberry Street Mural
@SpfldMuseumsCan you believe the Holidays are almost here? Get unique gifts at the Museum Store November 25 on Small Business Sa… https://t.co/3sFrjMF0x8
@SpfldMuseumsThe popular Culture & Cocktails is back for the holiday season on 12/14. Buy tickets now: https://t.co/8JB6omTyKY https://t.co/jCtkO6tk7f