They said he painted his house yellow because it reminded him of dandelions in Green Town. In the basement of that house, Ray Bradbury wrote “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and over 500 stories, plays, and screenplays.
He won endless major literary prizes in the United States. His achievements are literally stellar. NASA honored his imagination with “Dandelion Crater” on the moon and “Bradbury Landing” on Mars.
But here’s the sad truth.
Ray Bradbury’s home in Los Angeles was flattened in 2015. Hundreds of American writers are celebrated with a hometown museum. None exists for Bradbury.
Now that can change. People from all over the country have come together. They believe Ray Bradbury deserves more. They’ve taken his advice to “Jump and get your wings on the way down.” And now, the Ray Bradbury Experience Museum is underway.
It will honor him right in his hometown, Waukegan, Illinois.
In his beloved Green Town that he immortalized in “Dandelion Wine” and other stories.
Where the ravines, circuses, and mysterious houses fired up his young imagination.
Join this celebration of Ray Bradbury’s legacy. With your help, this long-overdue tribute to Ray Bradbury will become reality.
Your gift, in any amount, will open the doors in 2020.