Springfield Museums celebrate Dr. Suess’ 115th birthday

Hampden County

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield on March 2, 1904.

Most people know him as Dr. Seuss, the author of the famous children’s books, the Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Springfield museums held a celebratory birthday party for Dr. Seuss on Saturday, which included Seuss-inspired art activities for children, and a meet and greet with The Lorax.

“He’s one of Springfield’s favorite native sons,” said Jenny Powers, Family Engagement Coordinator for the Springfield Museums. “We love to celebrate his life and his legacy and we love how much joy he brought into our lives with all his silly, wacky, awesome books that helped us learn to read.”

New Hampshire residents Christine and Eileen Cox share the same birthday with Dr. Seuss. Saturday was their first time seeing the museum.

“We have our birthdays in common and my daughter was also born on my birthday,” said Eileen Cox of Derry, New Hampshire. “We like Dr. Seuss, I’ve been reading his books since I was little.”

“We’ve never been here before so I said you know what, this is my birthday so why don’t we go and see him on his birthday,” said Christine Cox of Derry, New Hampshire.

The Dr. Seuss museum opened two years ago and is the only museum dedicated to Dr. Seuss in the world. Many people were there Saturday celebrating the life and legacy of Theodor Geisel and showing their appreciation for all the creative work that he did. 

Eileen Cox told 22News, “Thank you so much for all that you’ve done. He’s brought happiness to so many children.”

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