Sen. Lesser, Fellow Legislators and Museum Officials Announce $100K Secured for Springfield's Dr. Seuss Museum
SPRINGFIELD — Senator Eric P. Lesser, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and fellow area legislators joined Springfield Museums President Kay Simpson on Monday to announce the state funding secured in the 2019 budget for The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. The $100,000 in next year’s budget is the second of a two-part funding package that Sen. Lesser helped secure for the museum over the last three years.
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.
“These state funds have been critical to the Seuss Museum’s ongoing project to make bilingual exhibits at the museum. Thanks to this funding, more of our city’s residents and even more of our region’s many visitors will be able to enjoy the timeless words of our native son, Dr. Seuss,” said Sen. Lesser.
The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum is the first museum of its kind dedicated to the best-selling children’s author in the world.