The Springfield Museums
Springfield, once known as Agawam, was established in 1637, when the land was purchased from the Native Indians. So you can see that a city that old is going to have more than your average historical house museum. There are four museums that line the Quadrangle downtown. The George Walter Vincent Art Museum, Springfield Science Museum, Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, and the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. They are all world class museums and offer permanent collections of renown, as well as special exhibits and research facilities. In the center of the Quadrangle is the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden. A future museum is planned as the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss is a native son. We spent a lot of time there soaking in the art, history and science, amazed at the people and things that originated here in Springfield.
My presentation is in the Fine Arts Museum where there is a full auditorium with a stage that is much too grand for one small author. The Thursday lunch programs are apparently very popular. I’m really excited, and a bit nervous, and I hope Blue-Eyed Doll and I meet their expectations. Or else I might get mummified and placed in the Science Museum.