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.