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posted: 12/3/2012 11:22 AM

Elnhurst program brings Dickens' Christmas stories to life

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  • Actor Terry Lynch brings Charles Dickens' Christmas tales to life Dec. 9 at the Elmhurst Historical Museum Education Center.

      Actor Terry Lynch brings Charles Dickens' Christmas tales to life Dec. 9 at the Elmhurst Historical Museum Education Center.
    Photo courtesy of Elmhurst Historical Museum

 
By Patrice Roche
Elmhurst Historical Museum

Nothing depicts the holidays quite like the tales of Charles Dickens, whose literary interpretations of Christmas -- bah humbug and all -- have colored the world's perception of the holiday season for decades.

The Elmhurst Historical Museum presents "Charles Dickens: His Holiday Stories," a special program designed to put the whole family in the spirit of the season, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.

Dickens will be brought to life by professional actor Terry Lynch of Histories for Kids, who will regale the audience with reflections on the author's life and his classics, including "A Christmas Carol," "The Chimes," "The Cricket on the Hearth," and "The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain."

The program will be presented in the Elmhurst Historical Museum's Education Center, just south of the Glos Mansion, 120 E. Park Ave. Refreshments will be served following the program and all ages are welcome.

Admission is free, and limited on-site parking is available.

For details, visit www.elmhursthistory.org or call (630) 833-1457.

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