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New Museum Will Be Devoted To Life And Legacy Of Famed Children's Book Author

Springfield Museums

A new museum to honor the writer of the world-famous Dr. Seuss children’s books is being created in Springfield, Massachusetts.

     The Springfield Museums Thursday announced the first museum dedicated to the life and legacy of city native Theodor Seuss Geisel will open in 2016. 

The new museum will be housed in a renovated existing building on the Quadrangle.

The Dr. Seuss Museum will include interactive exhibits featuring the classic characters from the children’s books and displays about Geisel’s life and work.  The author was born and raised in Springfield and his books include references to many local landmarks.

         The Springfield Museums has raised more than $3 million to develop and construct the new museum, including a $1 million grant from the state.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.