In my last post I noted that Wheaton College in Illinois has the wardrobe that belonged to C.S. Lewis. And they do. Here’s a picture:
But I just read that another Christian college, Westmont, in Santa Barbara, CA also has a wardrobe that belonged to the author of The Chronicles of Narnia. The one at Wheaton College was made by C.S.Lewis’s grandfather and is the wardrobe that he and his brother played in as boys. Naturally, there’s a bit of controversy you can read about here and elsewhere http://blog.syracuse.com/shelflife/2007/03/the_real_wardrobe.html
Update. I just got this information from a kind person: “Westmont’s wardrobe is not on campus as it is touring with the Narnia Exhibition (http://www.narniaexhibition.com/) which is leaving Arizona and will be in Philadelphia in November. Here are some pictures of the exhibit: http://www.westmont.edu/_public_affairs/press_kit/wardrobe_exhibit.html”
Philadelphia in November! Anyone want to meet me? Here’s the picture of the wardrobe from Westmont.
I think it’s cool that apparently both colleges display them with fur coats stuffed inside.