Proposal calls for Ray Bradbury museum at shuttered library

Updated 12/6/2015 8:47 AM

WAUKEGAN, Ill. -- A private-sector effort is seeking to redevelop a long-shuttered library in Waukegan into a museum named for late author Ray Bradbury.

Bradbury was born in Waukegan and is known for works including "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Martian Chronicles." The (Waukegan) News-Sun ( ) reports a proposed $10 million project would reopen Waukegan's Carnegie Library as The Bradbury Carnegie Center.


Sandra Petroshius, board president for a nonprofit formed in the effort, says plans call for the library to be restored and reopened as a cultural and learning center with Bradbury's written works and memorabilia.

The Carnegie Library was closed nearly 50 years ago, and publicly funded bids to redevelop it have failed previously. Those behind the newest effort will seek funding before releasing concept designs in the spring.


Information from: Lake County News-Sun,

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