Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts so it is fitting that the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden is located there. Following Geisel’s death in 1991, his wife, Audrey, authorized the Springfield Library & Museums Association to create the national memorial. The project cost $6.2 million, and is a perfect memorial for such an iconic international figure to adults and kids alike.
Geisel was an American writer and cartoonist, known for his children’s books, which he wrote and illustrated under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss. He published over 44 children’s books in his lifetime, his most popular books include Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and Horton Hears a Who! Dr. Seuss is often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter.
In 2016 the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum will be opening in Springfield, Massachusetts. This new museum will include a highly interactive literacy-based exhibition featuring beloved Seuss characters as well as exhibits honoring Theodor Geisel himself and the community which fostered his early development and creative genius.