Lesser Amendment to Fund Bilingual Exhibits at Dr. Seuss Museum Passes Senate

BOSTON — On Wednesday night, the state Senate voted to approve a budget amendment sponsored by Senator Eric P. Lesser that allocates $100,000 to fund bilingual exhibits at the Dr. Seuss Museum opening in Springfield on June 3. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum will be the first museum of its kind dedicated to the best-selling children’s author in the world, located in his hometown.

The funding will be used specifically to ensure that exhibits at the museum are bilingual so that the entire community, which includes many native Spanish-speakers, and tourists will be able to interact with and enjoy the museum.

“The Springfield Museums and Dr. Seuss are two iconic pieces of Springfield’s identity. Other children’s books have faded from memory but Dr. Seuss’ work remains timeless. Now, thanks to this funding, our entire community will be able to enjoy the words of Springfield’s native son,” said Sen. Lesser.

The amendment will be included in the Senate version of the budget, which will be negotiated with House members before a final budget proposal is sent to the governor's desk.