Marion E. Wade Library, Wheaton

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Our mission is to collect and preserve resources related to Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams, and make them available through our reading room, museum, publications, programming, and outreach efforts.

Check out the Wade Center's blog "Off the Shelf" at: wadecenterblog.wordpress.com
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  • The Wade Center is a small museum and collection of materials on seven British authors, including Tolkien and CS Lewis. A great place to visit if you are on the Wheaton campus, especially to see the N...  more »
  • I love to explore this place. It has changed so much since I was a child in Wheaton. Changed for the better I'd say. The people are very helpful even for finding the way to the bathroom!  more »
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  • What a fantastic place. View C.S. Lewis' and Tolkien's desks... where they wrote and created so many fantasy universes. See the actual "Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe" wardrobe from C.S. Lewis! Learn about the inklings and how they turned the world on its imaginative ear. A slew of first-hand documents here where are the great writers shared ideas and encourage each other on. Irreplaceable and brilliant.
  • This little museum is one of the best kept secrets in all of Chicagoland! Tucked away on Wheaton’s campus, this is the perfect place for fans of C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton to visit 📚 . The Narnia series has some of my favorite literary characters, both as an adult and as a kid. This location has the actual wardrobe that inspired the famous “Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe” book 📖 . The only drawback to this museum is how small it is. Most people can visit here for 30-45min and see everything there is to see. Definitely worth the trip if you haven’t been though!

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