Oh the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss museum opens its doors

Five takeaways from The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss museum opens
Author

09 June, 2017

A portrait of Dr. Seuss (Theodore Seuss Geisel) is seen during a press preview of an interactive exhibition dedicated to Dr. Seuss at the Children's Museum of Manhattan July 6, 2004 in New York City.

"This museum is about visitors encountering the creatures that sprang out from Ted Geisel's imagination-Horton, the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, Sam I Am-that got kids excited about reading, which was really his preoccupation later on in his career", Kay Simpson, president of the Springfield Museums complex, told AP.

The museum's goal is also to help promote childhood literacy, which was one of Geisel's passions. She said that she believes the museum is ideal because it means that his work will be there permanently and will be protected and safe. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss just shot to the top of our list. The museum has said that they will not be exhibiting the author's political illustrations and propaganda from World War II, much of which was considered to feature racist elements and stereotyped the Japanese. The first floor takes visitors through Geisel's childhood home, his bedroom, his grandparent's bakery, and a brewery and also features games, interactive statues, and figures from his most famous works.

Top US diplomat in China quits over Trump climate policy
Jonathan Fritz, the embassy's economics councilor, would serve as chargé in his place, Richey-Allen said. The decision, which Mr Trump said would protect the USA economy, was met with much rancour worldwide.


Boerne spelling bee whiz in tonight's finals on ESPN
Muthusamy tied for 22th place a year ago and Singh was the youngest speller in the 2013 competition. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that one of the words she had to spell correctly was "nasopharynx".


Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of son-in-law's outreach to Russian Federation
He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of dollars. But he did not directly address allegations made against the man married to his eldest daughter, Ivanka.


The second floor recreates Geisel's studio and living room with actual furniture and art materials that he used, as well as features never seen in public, such as family photos and other art creations. Even his collection of 117 bowties is on display.

"They don't acknowledge the full picture of him or they try to minimize that or sweep it under the rug", said Ishizuka, director of The Conscious Kid Library, which lends what she says are more diverse and appropriate books for young readers.

It was a sea of striped hats, as relatives of the famed author, illustrator and Springfield native were joined by Lt. Gov. Karen Polito and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno to open the museum doors.


More news


  • Bernie Sanders 'impressed' by United Kingdom candidate Jeremy Corbyn

    Mr Corbyn said Labour was "not looking to do deals with anybody" when asked if he would seek the support of the SNP. She continued: "I could have stayed on doing that job for another couple of years and not called an election".
    Highlights of the NDP-Green deal in British Columbia

    Highlights of the NDP-Green deal in British Columbia

    Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver have signed an accord to defeat Clark and install a minority NDP government. If her prediction pans out, NDP leader John Horgan will become premier.
    China warns of 'global consensus' on tackling climate change

    China warns of 'global consensus' on tackling climate change

    California has also previously said it would help pick up the slack for any backdowns by the USA president on climate change . Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says fighting climate change is a "global consensus" and an "international responsibility".
  • Phillies, Herrera Look To Stay Hot Down in Atlanta

    Phillies, Herrera Look To Stay Hot Down in Atlanta

    Herrera went to third on Kendrick's single and scored when Jaime Garcia was called for a balk on a pickoff play to first. NOTES: Atlanta placed RHP Bartolo Colon (2-7, 7.78 ERA) on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

    $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline begins service

    Combined with the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline, the Dakota Access Pipeline is expected to transport 520,000 barrels per day. Back in December 2016, it appeared that protestors had successfully halted the pipeline's construction when the U.S.
    Why China is stepping up against climate change

    Why China is stepping up against climate change

    A day after Trump rejected the Paris agreement, the European Union and Chinese leaders repeated their support for the deal. A Major Chinese delegation are due to arrive in Brussels late on Thursday following the talks in Berlin .
  • Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'

    That's still many millions of devices, mind - but also many, many millions of today's still-viable iPads and iPhones without. Joel Feldman also lost his daughter to a distracted driver in 2009 and founded the advocacy group End Distracted Driving.

    Walmart employees will now deliver online orders to customers' homes

    Expect Walmart to expand it rapidly, and other retailers to watch closely and follow suit. Workers can opt in to earn extra money by making deliveries using their own cars.
    Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela

    Goldman under fire for buying Venezuela "hunger bonds"

    Shares of the company dropped 2 percent to $218.42 at 4 p.m., the biggest decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Goldman wasn't the only firm to do a private deal recently that helped the government raise funds.
  • Real Madrid reject Man Utd bid for Morata

    Real Madrid reject Man Utd bid for Morata

    Morata has more goals (20) than starts (19) for Madrid in 2016-17 and his goal ratio is better than any other player in the squad. So, that's a substantial jump in price. "I don't know, it's hard , let's see".

    Trump likely to withdraw U.S. from Paris climate accord, senior official says

    But the targets were voluntary, meaning the USA and the almost 200 other nations in the agreement could alter their commitments. Trump thinks that the climate change was something invented by the Chinese to stop USA companies from making a lot of money.

    Where to From Here, Analysts Weigh in on Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

    The Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company holds 44,030 shares with $3.04 million value, up from 36,733 last quarter. Qs Investors holds 46,238 shares. (NYSE:LODE), its shares were trading at $0.16 a retreat of $-0.01, on the trading floor.