Stearns Square is located in downtown Springfield close to the center of the business district. In 1881 Congressman Chester William Chapin commissioned the sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens and the architect Sanford White to create a statue and a fountain for the park. It was unveiled in 1887. Ted was fascinated by the turtles around the fountain. They might have influenced the turtles in his book Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories.
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In response to the community health effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Museums are temporarily closed. Please check the calendar for details about events, programs, and classes. Many have been canceled, postponed, or are offered online.