BOSTON — On Thursday, the State Senate voted to approve a budget amendment sponsored by Senator Eric P. Lesser that allocates $100,000 to fund bilingual exhibits at Springfield’s Dr. Seuss Museum.
“The success of the Dr. Seuss museum has surpassed expectations and shattered attendance records at any of the Springfield Museums. This exciting new addition to the City’s museums is quickly becoming its must-see attraction. Thanks to this funding, our entire community and all our region’s visitors will be able to enjoy the words of Springfield’s iconic native son,” said Sen. Lesser.
The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum is the first museum of its kind dedicated to the best-selling children’s author in the world, located in his hometown. Dr. Seuss’s work has been translated into 20 languages.
The funding will be used to complete an ongoing effort to translate exhibits at the museum so that the entire community, which includes many native Spanish-speakers, and tourists will be able to interact with and enjoy the museum.
The amendment will be included in the Senate version of the budget, which will be negotiated with House members before a final budget proposal is sent to the Governor’s desk.