Volume 02 | September 6, 2019
Ray Bradbury Experience Museum Launches Capital Campaign at Open House
Let Ray Live Forever in His Hometown!
Give Today.
RBEM's August 22 Open House was bursting with interest and anticipation, drawing over 75 people. From local and regional residents, to City leaders to visitors from Georgia, California, and Wisconsin, they relished a chance to see, feel, and share the excitement of the future museum.

With Chicago Tribune/Lake County News Sun, Daily Herald, NBC, and Kenosha Media spreading the news, more and more people are supporting Ray Bradbury's hometown museum. Read more here:

Through your support, this long overdue museum will open for Ray Bradbury's 100th birthday, August 22, 2020!

Please Give Today!
Sharing the RBEM story through displays of floorplans and exhibits. Keith Michalek, CEP Senior Designer and digital designer Jenni O'Connor used VR and gamified computer "walk throughs" to engage visitors in exhibit concepts..
Future museum visitor previews an exhibit through virtual reality.
Get Involved!

Help give Ray his
100th birthday present
We celebrated Ray's 99th. Now let's look to his 100th. Ray said, "Jump in and get your wings!" You can make a tremendous difference by getting involved in this exciting museum! Contact us today!
Past and Future Meet
at RBEM Open House

Former Mayor Bill Durkin joins in celebrating Ray's 99th Birthday with champagne and cake. Bill Durkin was the long-time owner of 13 N. Genesee, the former Durkin and Durkin Men's Store, the site of the future museum. With daughters Mary Ellen Vandeventer, Lake County Recorder of Deeds, and Joan Westphal, Waukegan Deputy Treasurer.
A Museum for You and for Everyone!

Freedom of Expression      Space Exploration  Ray Bradbury’s Life     Sci Fi
Fantasy Limits of Human Endeavor Family
Love Growing Up Comics
 Dark Magic Green Town Ravines

A fan of Ray Bradbury? New to his stories? Either way, RBEM will have an experience for you. You'll discover how his imagination
touches everyone’s lives.
An Exciting Mission
Building the Experience
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Thank you!
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The Ray Bradbury Experience Museum is a program of the Greater Waukegan Development Coalition (GWDC), a 501(c)(3) economic development organization.