Bradbury Tour of Waukegan

Carnegie Library in Waukegan

Carnegie Library in Waukegan

Free guided walking tours that tell the story of native son Ray Bradbury are offered by The Waukegan History Museum on October 19 and 26.

Walk the streets of the author’s “Green Town” on a guided tour of downtown Waukegan. The places, people, and events from Bradbury’s fictional Green Town (Waukegan) books “Dandelion Wine,” “Farewell Summer,” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” as well as some of short stories, will be highlighted.

Waukegan’s Carnegie Library will be featured on the Ray Bradbury’s Green Town Guided Walking Tour. It is where young Bradbury first fell in love with books, and is used as a setting in his novel Something Wicked this Way Comes.

Bradbury memoriam

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]

4 thoughts on “Bradbury Tour of Waukegan

  1. I lived there for a few years, never really saw Waukegan itself, as my parents were more inclined to visit Chicago than go shopping local. I had magic times there as I was four at the beginning of my father’s three year stay before being moved to France. Can’t say I miss the snow, having been lost and almost frozen in a blizzard.

  2. I’m all in favor of more specific.

    The first time I wrote any biographical material about Bradbury I put him down as coming from Oklahoma, a heroic effort on my part to misunderstand some point he made about his family’s migrations while speaking at my college.

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