Off to the Doctor We Went - The Dr. of Seussville That Is!
Since I knew we were going to be in Springfield, MA to visit the Basketball Hall of Fame, I did a quick search of free stuff to do in the area. I was pretty excited to find out that the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden was located in Springfield. While it was just a small courtyard between four museums, Russ knew I wouldn’t be happy leaving without a quick peek. The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden honors Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as the beloved Dr. Seuss. The writer, artist, poet extraordinaire was born in Springfield in 1904. After his death in 1991, his wife Audrey proposed the creation of the national memorial and the sculpture garden was designed by Geisel’s stepdaughter.
The 2nd grade teacher in me was thrilled to see some of her favorite characters in sculpture form.
- Grinch & Max
- Sally & Her Brother
- Sam I Am
- Cat in the Hat
- Thing 1 / Thing 2
- Gertrude McFuzz
- Yertle the Turtle
- The Lorax
- & Dr. Seuss himself!
Last but not least, let me tell you a little bit about my favorite part of the garden - a sculpture of a book that features the entire script of Oh, the Places You’ll Go. This has always been my favorite Dr. Seuss book and it rings especially true in our new nomadic, full-time RV lifestyle. Yes, Dr. Seuss - Oh, the Places We’ll Go! Thanks for your gentle words of wisdom, Theodore Seuss Geisel. It is not often you will find a book that works fabulous as both a baby shower gift or a graduation present. Add your own copy to your Amazon (affiliate link included) cart today!
Opening this summer is The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss which will feature hands-on exhibits designed to share the stories of Ted Geisel and promote the job of reading.