Wednesday, April 5, 2017
This morning Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined Springfield Museums President Kay Simpson, Chairman of the Board John M. O’Brien III and President of Monarch Enterprises Peter Picknelly for an exciting announcement. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum will open June 3, 2017 with a series of Seussian themed events that same weekend, including a ribbon cutting, evening gala and even a parade down Mulberry Street.
Read more about the announcement here: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/04/opening_of_dr_seuss_museum_at.html#incart_river_home
The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss is described by the Springfield Museums as a permanent, bilingual museum designed to introduce children and their families to the stories of Ted Geisel, promote joy in reading, and nurture specific literacy skills. The 3,200-square-foot first floor exhibition will provide opportunities to explore new sounds and vocabulary, play rhyming games, invent stories, and engage in activities that encourage teamwork and creative thinking.
The second floor will be filled with personal memorabilia belonging to Ted Geisel, including original oil paintings, a collection of zany hats and bowties, the original Geisel Grove sign which used to hang in Forest Park, and furniture from Ted’s sitting room and studio, including his drawing board, breakfast table, sofa, and armchair.