For over 75 years, books by Dr. Seuss have inspired a love for reading in millions of children. Books like The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas have made Theodor Geisel into a legendary figure in pop culture - yet no museum currently exists to celebrate his life and work.
The Springfield Museums are prepared to right that wrong by opening the world’s first museum in Ted Geisel’s honor in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. Ted was born and raised in Springfield, and those formative years had a major impact on his later work. Ted even used Springfield as the setting for his first children’s book, And To Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street.
The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum will feature interactive stations that combine learning with a healthy dose of fun, with appearances by beloved Seuss characters like Horton, the Cat and many others. The building will also include exhibits family-owned artwork and memorabilia, most never seen by the public at large, and re-creation of Ted Geisel’s drawing room, complete with his actual drawing desk and brushes.
Perhaps most significantly, the museum will serve as a center of important literacy programs that will have a major impact on young visitors – the best tribute of all to Ted Geisel’s legacy.
How you can help. Be a part of this special celebration of Dr. Seuss and of childhood literacy by donating here. Help build a fitting monument to Theodor Geisel that will be enjoyed by generations to come.
For more information on the campaign, contact the development office at 413.263.6800, ext. 461.
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