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Mayor Sarno, Senator Lesser Announce Funding for New Dr. Seuss Museum

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined Senator Eric P. Lesser and Kay Simpson, Executive Director of the Springfield Museums, to announce a $200,000 legislative appropriation for the completion of a bilingual literacy exhibit at the new Dr. Seuss Museum. The funding was sponsored by Senator Lesser in state’s FY’17 budget.

The speaking program also included members of the Springfield Museums’ Board of Directors, Greg Liakos, Communications Director for the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Senator James Welch, and Representative Carlos Gonzalez.

“This funding will allow even more people to enjoy and learn from this iconic new museum, magnifying the Dr. Seuss Museum’s impact both as an educational center, and a region-wide driver of tourism and economic development,” Senator Lesser said.

Senator Lesser is the chairman of the Joint Legislative Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development. In this role, Senator Lesser has been a champion of the arts and culture; he has worked to secure increases in funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which provides grant funding for several arts organizations throughout Springfield, including the Community School of Music, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and the Springfield Museums.

For more information, please contact Michael Clark, Chief of Staff to Senator Eric P. Lesser at (413) 265-9819 or

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