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Woodbury resident Bill Weir has put in more than 1,000 hours designing and creating items for his wife Diane Graham’s Dickens Village display. (Staff photos by Amber Kispert-Smith)

Woodbury couple sets the holiday scene

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It was 13 years ago that Woodbury resident Diane Graham received her first Dickens Village building.

“I was fascinated by these houses,” she said of the collectibles. “The detail, the artistry.


“I have a bachelor’s in English so the buildings kind of just resonated with me because you can recognize the pieces from literature.”

Over the years, Graham’s collection grew from just a few buildings to 42 buildings in all.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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