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A Look Inside Springfield's New Dr. Seuss Museum

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The Springfield Museums have opened a new branch, dedicated solely to its favorite native son, Theodor Geisel. You might know him better as Dr. Seuss.

The museum splits its efforts between promoting literacy and memorializing the children's book author with his furniture and assorted collections to show how Dr. Seuss' childhood experiences shaped his work.

Here's a look inside:

The entrance to The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, now open in the children's book author's hometown of Springfield. (Steven Senne/AP)
The entrance to The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, now open in the children's book author's hometown of Springfield. (Steven Senne/AP)
A man walks past a mural with the character "Sam-I-Am" from the Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham" at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. (Steven Senne/AP)
A man walks past a mural with the character "Sam-I-Am" from the Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham" at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. (Steven Senne/AP)
A tray of pen nibs and memorabilia once belonging to author and artist Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known by his pen name Dr. Seuss. (Steven Senne/AP)
A tray of pen nibs and memorabilia once belonging to author and artist Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known by his pen name Dr. Seuss. (Steven Senne/AP)
Ahead of the museum's opening, John Simpson, project director of exhibitions, paints a mural based on artwork in the Dr. Seuss book "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" (Steven Senne/AP)
Ahead of the museum's opening, John Simpson, project director of exhibitions, paints a mural based on artwork in the Dr. Seuss book "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" (Steven Senne/AP)
Cortney Thibodeau, a senior at UMass Amherst, paints a mural based on artwork from the Dr. Seuss book "Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!" (Steven Senne/AP)
Cortney Thibodeau, a senior at UMass Amherst, paints a mural based on artwork from the Dr. Seuss book "Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!" (Steven Senne/AP)
Leagrey Dimond, stepdaughter of Theodor Seuss Geisel, stands among objects and memorabilia at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. (Steven Senne/AP)
Leagrey Dimond, stepdaughter of Theodor Seuss Geisel, stands among objects and memorabilia at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. (Steven Senne/AP)
Museum staff work to finalize an installation of the Cat in the Hat ahead of the museum's opening on June 3. (Steven Senne/AP)
Museum staff work to finalize an installation of the Cat in the Hat ahead of the museum's opening on June 3. (Steven Senne/AP)
Children play near a bronze statue of a Dr. Seuss character at the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, outside the museum in Springfield. (Steven Senne/AP)
Children play near a bronze statue of a Dr. Seuss character at the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, outside the museum in Springfield. (Steven Senne/AP)
A mural of Theodor Seuss Geisel, or rather Dr. Seuss, rests on a wall near an entrance at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. (Steven Senne/AP)
A mural of Theodor Seuss Geisel, or rather Dr. Seuss, rests on a wall near an entrance at The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. (Steven Senne/AP)

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