In 1990 renowned children’s book author and illustrator Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, wrote his final book about life and its challenges, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” Now his many fans have an actual place they can go to see more objects from the life and work of the beloved author.
The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss, the first museum dedicated to him, will open the first weekend in June in Springfield, Mass. The site is not on the real Mulberry Street, but is a few blocks away, reports the Boston Globe, referring to the author’s first children’s book, ”And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” published in 1937.
Leagrey Dimond, one of Geisel’s stepdaughters, told the Globe that she expects the museum to be as much of a draw for adults as it is for children — an opportunity to revive memories of reading the books together.
Geisel was born in Springfield in 1904. While he had no biological children, his two stepdaughters have been involved in the creation of the museum, according to the Globe.
The Amazing World is in a two-story Georgian colonial building on the quad of the Springfield Museums. The rooms will have murals from some of the books, and outside there will be statues of Lorax, Horton the Elephant, the Cat and the Hat, and other characters.