Dr. Seuss museum opens

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WLNE) — There was a sea of striped hats in Springfield, Massachusetts as thousands celebrated the opening of the new Dr. Seuss museum.

The museum features interactive exhibits and artwork never before displayed in public.

Ted Geisel, better known as D. Seuss, was born in the city. His relatives say the museum gives people a better idea of the man behind the beloved children’s books.

“Mulberry Street and lots of other elements in his stories originated here from his experience as a kid. He would be quite impressed with what they’ve put in the show, and to see kind of another side of his life. The more personal side that doesn’t often get seen by the general public,” said the grand nephew of Dr. Seuss, Theodor Owens.

The museum’s goal is also to help promote childhood literacy, which was one of Geisel’s passions.

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