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From the museum webpage: The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, the newest museum on the Quadrangle (where four other museums are located), is devoted to Springfield native Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss!
Theodor Seuss Geisel, March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American children’s author. He also worked as a political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, and filmmaker. He is most famous for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss.
Geisel’s parents were Henrietta (née Seuss) and Theodor Robert Geisel. His father managed the family brewery and, when the brewery was closed (because of Prohibition), he was appointed to supervise Springfield’s public park system. Mulberry Street in Springfield, made famous in his first children’s book “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” is near his boyhood home on Fairfield Street. The importance of these facts will become clear if you stroll through today’s first gallery.
Most pictures in the gallery are from the first floor of the museum. The exhibits on that floor are interactive and explore Dr. Seuss’s childhood in Springfield. The second floor is dedicated more to his adult and work life, but photographs were not permitted throughout that floor. There is also a basement level, but I didn’t venture down there. The museum was still maintaining distancing requirements, and since there were people visiting with their young children, I tried to keep moving.
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