Help Us Build a New Dr. Seuss Museum

“Green Eggs and Ham.” He likes “The Grinch.” “One
Fish, Two Fish.” “Hop on Pop.” “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” The books have been written, the
songs have been sung, the sculptures are built, but something’s not done: a museum that honors
that man and his roots. A museum for Ted, aka Dr. Seuss. We opened the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden in 2002 and ever since we opened visitors have been
asking for a Dr. Seuss Museum. Ted Geisel grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts and
he was very much influenced by the sights that he saw and the experiences he had. The
Dr. Seuss Museum is really going to be an exploration of Ted growing up in Springfield
and will celebrate his life and work. The first floor will feature a highly interactive
space where children can explore new sounds and new vocabulary, play rhyming games, and
invent new stories of their own. Exhibits on the museum’s second floor will provide
visitors with an intimate look at the man behind the drawing board through family-owned
memorabilia and artwork from Ted Geisel’s home studio. The Museums are very fortunate
to have the Geisel family collections that have been given to us by Ted’s step-daughters:
furniture, memorabilia, and original artwork that’s never been seen before. Your support
is vital to the effort to build the long-awaited museum honoring Dr. Seuss and further elevate
the Springfield Museums as one of the region’s most treasured cultural and tourist attractions.
We’ve been able to raise enough money to get partway to our goal, but we need the help
of the public to get to the next level. This is really something to celebrate and something
we’re incredibly proud of.

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