Dr. Seuss Museum Scheduled to Open in Massachusetts

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Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel is one of the world’s most popular authors, having penned such classics as “The Cat in the Hat,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and “The Lorax.” Now, the world will be able to honor his legacy with a new museum dedicated to him in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum will open in 2016 in Springfield, the Western Massachusetts town near the Connecticut border. The town’s Mulberry Street was the setting of Dr. Seuss’ first book, “And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street.” The new museum will be a literary-based exhibition of Dr. Seuss’ characters, books and the man himself. The museum will be located on the Springfield Museums Campus, which first honored Dr. Seuss with a National Memorial Sculpture Garden on its grounds in 2002. The museum will be housed in a two-story building, with the first floor a bilingual exhibition of characters and scenes from Dr. Seuss books. The second floor will hold a recreation of Dr. Seuss’ studio and other exhibits, but will not open until 2017.

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