Dickens: 200 Years of Celebrity

Lake County Discovery Museum | Wauconda, Ill.


Lakewood Forest Preserve
Wauconda, Ill. 60084
(847) 968-3400
Date: September 29, 2012 - February 24, 2013
Cost: Free with admission

Hundreds of objects and documents from the exclusive private collection, together with a rare collection of first editions of his most famous works, tell the story of how Charles Dickens and his characters became enduring cultural icons. Interactive and multi-media displays and personal effects take visitors through a chronological tour of the life, literature and legacy of Dickens. View his personal traveling inkwell, take a ride in an early century carriage, and learn about the memorable characters, stories and themes of his famous tales through games, time period puzzles and Dickens' own personal Facebook page.


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