Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito Announces
Dr. Seuss License Plate
Need to secure 750 applications to go into production
“This plate is an opportunity to celebrate all that makes learning fun. Dr. Seuss once wrote: ‘Think and wonder. Wonder and think.’ That is the recipe for expanding your mind available at the Springfield Museums. ”
—Kay Simpson, President and CEO of the Springfield Museums
“We’re lucky to be able to call Dr. Seuss our own here in Springfield and these license plates will be a reminder to all residents of the Commonwealth of the joy and impact his stories and illustrations have made in all of our lives—forever joining the spirit of Seuss and Massachusetts.”
—Senator James T. Welch (D-West Springfield)
Springfield (MA)—Massachusetts residents can now pre-order a specialty Dr. Seuss license plate to help support inspiration, curiosity, and FUN!
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito will join the Springfield Museums staff to officially announce the Dr. Seuss License Plate Thursday, March 14, at 1:30 pm at the Wood Museum of Springfield History. The specialty plate features The Cat in the Hat and SeussInSpringfield.org, the Springfield Museums’ website that tells the story of Dr. Seuss’s history in Springfield, MA. The Dr. Seuss plate celebrates Dr. Seuss’s legacy of inspiration, curiosity, and whimsy—he was, after all, the author who revolutionized learning to read by making it FUN!
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito will also swear in Vanessa Otero, Chief Operating Officer for Partners for Community, as a new member of the Board of Directors at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
“This plate is an opportunity to celebrate all that makes learning fun,” said Kay Simpson, President and CEO of the Springfield Museums. The Museums staff, Simpson said, is excited by this opportunity especially because driving with this plate is a way for the entire state to celebrate the fact that Dr. Seuss is a Massachusetts native. “Plus,” Simpson added, “Dr. Seuss was all about nurturing curiosity, which is the foundation of any good museum. He once wrote: ‘Think and wonder. Wonder and think.’ That is the recipe for expanding your mind available at the Springfield Museums.”
“Dr. Seuss’s creativity has inspired generations to dream big and his own ingenuity taught millions the joy of learning,” said Senator James T. Welch (D-West Springfield). “We’re lucky to be able to call Dr. Seuss our own here in Springfield and these license plates will be a reminder to all residents of the Commonwealth of the joy and impact his stories and illustrations have made in all of our lives—forever joining the spirit of Seuss and Massachusetts.”
Proceeds from this license plate benefit the Springfield Museums, home of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. The Springfield Museums is a nonprofit organization comprised of five interdisciplinary museums situated around a quadrangle green in the heart of downtown Springfield. Serving as “the people’s college” for more than 160 years, the Museums’ mission remains to warmly welcome visitors and encourage everyone to rediscover curiosity by exploring connections to art, science, history, and literature. Massachusetts residents can do their part to encourage curiosity and nurture a love of learning by purchasing a Dr. Seuss plate.
Specialty plates require a minimum of 750 applications before the Registry of Motor Vehicles will put them into production. Manufacturing of the plates begin will begin when 750 pre-orders have been collected. Once we have those 750 applications and the applications are processed by the RMV, the special plate fee is non-refundable. It will take approximately 6 to 8 months to manufacture the plates and ship them to the Registry of Motor Vehicles Service Centers. There will be a License Plate Party to auction off license plate numbers from 1-99 at a date to be determined.
How to Apply: Please go to https://springfieldmuseums.org/seuss-plate/ and follow instructions to apply. The pre-order for a specialty plate is $40, in addition to registration fees.
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About The Springfield Museums
SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS are located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated consortium of museums includes the Springfield Science Museum, the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, and The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, the first and only museum dedicated to the beloved children’s book author and Springfield native.
10 am-5 pm;
Sunday, 11 am-5 pm
Springfield History Library & Archives (in the Wood Museum of Springfield History) Tuesday–Friday, 11 am–4 pm; first Saturday of the month, 11 am–4 pm
Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden: Daily, 9 am–5 pm
Blake House Cafe: Tuesday–Saturday
9 am–3 pm,
Sunday 11 am–3 pm