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Welcome to the Marion E. Wade Center

Wade Front and LamppostThe Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College, Illinois, is a major research collection of materials by and about seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.

The Wade Center is open to the general public as well as the Wheaton College community. There is no admission fee to visit our  museum or to use the resources of the Kilby Reading Room. Located on the northwest corner of Washington St. and Lincoln Ave., we are open Monday-Friday, 9-4, and Saturday, 9-12 (closed on Saturdays during the summer).

Please note scheduled closing dates listed on the hours and dates page. Group programs can be arranged with advance notice.

Welcome to the Wade Center

Learn about the Wade Center's projects and services.

Wade Center Museum

The Wade Center's museum has exhibits and artifacts highlighting our seven British authors.

Crystal and David Downing posing by a scale model of the Marion E. Wade Center.
Wade Center Co-Directors

Learn about the Wade Center's new co-directors and co-holders of the Marion E. Wade Chair of Christian Thought Drs. Crystal and David Downing.