In 1812 one of the greastest novelists of all time was born. Charles Dickens wrote many great works including A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and A Christmas Carol.
To celebrate his 200th birthday the Palatine Historical Society will host its annual Christmas Open House at the Clayson House Museum, 224 East Palatine Road, with a tribute to Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Several rooms will depict the different scenes of the famous story. Punch and cookies will be served.
The open house is set for Sunday, December 2 from 1-4 p.m. The Dickens' display will stay up through the New Year. Hours of operations are Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The Holiday Open House is free and open to the public.