The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum just received a $100,000 state grant to help grow and promote literacy-based interactive exhibits.
The director of public relations and marketing for the Museums confirmed that the state’s grant will help this awesome museum add many new interactive exhibits for their visitors.
Senator Eric Lesser, who was one of many legislators who helped push and secure funding for this grant, told 22News that the taxpayer dollars will help reinforce children’s literacy and literacy skills.
“For example, the bilingual exhibits that allow our local school kids to come into the school,” Sen. Lesser stated. “It’s really an extension of our literacy education program. So, of course, done with strong private sector donors, but the state steps in, as well, to help with that access also.”
“Augmenting the literacy interactives at the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum will attract even more people to our city and increase the impact our Museums have to share both fun and learning with our visitors,” said Kay Simpson, president of the Springfield Museums.
To date, Senator Lesser has helped secure $300,000 for this museum. He confirmed that the money couldn’t have come at a more ideal time, as the city is currently undergoing some economic challenges.
“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,” Lesser said.
This is great news for both Dr. Seuss fans and Museum go-ers!