Dr. Seuss Memorial
The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden is a sculpture garden in Springfield, Massachusetts that honors Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss. Located at the Quadrangle, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden honors the world-renowned author and illustrator, who was born in Springfield in 1904. The monument was designed by Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, the author's stepdaughter and created by Sculptor and Artist Ron Henson. The sculpture garden features five, large bronze statues:
- "Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat": The title character of The Cat in the Hat standing alongside Dr. Seuss at his desk.
- "The Storyteller": A chair placed in front of a 10-foot-tall (3.0 m) book with the text of Oh, the Places You'll Go!, the title character of Gertrude McFuzz, and beside it, the Grinch and his dog, Max.
- "Horton Court": Horton the Elephant of Horton Hears A Who fame steps out of an open book accompanied by various ancillary characters from other Dr. Seuss stories, including Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat.
- "The Lorax": The title character standing on a tree stump with the book's legendary refrain: Unless... This statue is located in front of the Springfield Science Museum, which features exhibits on global warming and environmental science.
- 'Yertle the Turtle': a 10-foot-tall (3.0 m) tower of turtles, which whimsically introduces visitors to the Quadrangle from the arch on Chestnut Street.