Posted on August 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Chicago-area fans without plans this afternoon (or with boring plans) — consider swinging by Waukegan.

Specifically, the city is hosting a free open house to launch its fundraising campaign for the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum, which officials hope to open by August 2020, according to the Daily Herald.

If you can’t quite make the event from 4 to 6 p.m., you can still drop by the Waukegan Public Library in the evening for an unveiling of a sculpture of the author.

Bradbury, who was born on this day in 1920, spent his childhood in the town north of Chicago and remembered it often in his work.

Don’t fret if you love Bradbury but won’t be near his hometown anytime soon — earlier this year, the American Library Association declared the Waukegan Ravine in Ray Bradbury Park as a literary landmark.

Bradbury is most celebrated for his books Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and Dandelion Wine.

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