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Museum Adventure at The Rosenbach

Thu, November 29, 2018 10:00 A.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Calling all pre-schoolers! Come play with us on the last Thursday morning of every month. We’ll read a story together and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach brothers’ glitzy Rittenhouse Square home to discover things that relate to the story. Afterward, families are…

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Rosenbach Course: Dickens’ Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol and The Chimes

Thu, November 29, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

About the Course A Christmas Caro l has become the most enduring of all Charles Dickens’ works, enormously popular from its first publication in 1843. So successful was it that Dickens continued to publish new works for the Christmas season for the next several years. …

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Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Not Shakespeare, or Shakespeare’s Shadows

Fri, November 30, 2018 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

This hands-on tour looks at Shakespeare by… not looking at him. In Shakespeare’s Shadows we’ll meet the bard’s equally brilliant contemporaries Miguel de Cervantes and John Donne, his friend and rival Ben Jonson, his collaborator and successor Jon Fletcher, and his most…

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Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: Much Ado About Nothing

Sat, December 1, 2018 1:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re…

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Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Charles Dickens’ Christmas Ghosts

Thu, December 6, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

‘Tis the season for Dickens. With A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens established a holiday literary tradition for which he wrote four more Christmas books and many other stories in his lifetime. The supernatural world played a significant part of these stories, and the ghost story is…

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Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Early Hebrew Books I

Fri, December 7, 2018 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Explore the philosophy and history of some of the first books printed in the Hebrew language. Each has its own visual beauty and its own story to tell about early printing in Europe, local cultural tensions, change, and continuity. Whether you are a reader of Hebrew or not, you can engage with…

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Friendship & Charity: A Themed House Tour

Sat, December 8, 2018 3:30 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

On December 8, 1938, shortly before the beginning of World War Two, Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach hosted a charity rare book auction to benefit European refugees, raising $35,000 through this interfaith endeavor. In the spirit of our founder’s philanthropy, The Rosenbach invites you to join us in…

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In Conversation With The Rosenbach Mini-Series: The Legacy of the Thirteenth Amendment, with Hosea H. Harvey

Thu, December 13, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

About the Legacy of the Thirteenth Amendment Mini-Series The Rosenbach collection includes an 1865 commemorative copy — signed by members of both houses of the United States Congress — of the proposal for Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery. This series…

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Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Early Hebrew Books II

Fri, December 14, 2018 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

While Jews themselves were rare in the Americas in the 17th century, word of the possible re-appearance of the Lost Tribes of Israel in the New World spread through the printed word in texts published in London and the Continent during the middle of the century. This tour examines early printed…

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Bibliococktails: Drinking with Dickens (featuring a reading of Dickens’ “The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton”)

Fri, December 14, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Before Ebenezer Scrooge, there was Gabriel Grubb. Before Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas, there were the Goblins. Come hear Charles Dickens’ original tale of Christmas, “The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton.” Philadelphia’s Dickens Ambassador, Edward G. Pettit,…

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Friendship & Charity: A Themed House Tour

Wed, December 19, 2018 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

On December 8, 1938, shortly before the beginning of World War Two, Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach hosted a charity rare book auction to benefit European refugees, raising $35,000 through this interfaith endeavor. In the spirit of our founder’s philanthropy, The Rosenbach invites you to join us in…

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Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Sleuths and Spies

Fri, December 21, 2018 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The game is afoot to ferret out the realm of detective and spy literature at The Rosenbach. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to explore early mystery stories, examine an original cypher belonging to a female Civil War spy, and exercise your sleuthing skills to detect a forgery.…

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Museum Adventure at The Rosenbach

Thu, December 27, 2018 10:00 A.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Calling all pre-schoolers! Come play with us on the last Thursday morning of every month. We’ll read a story together and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach brothers’ glitzy Rittenhouse Square home to discover things that relate to the story. Afterward, families are…

Preschool Toddler Family Programs Other Great Programs Children Rosenbach Museum & Library

Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: 19th Century Gay Lives, or, Love Revealed

Fri, January 4, 2019 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Bold, cautious, resolved, ambivalent, and sometimes all of the above, gay men of the 19th century strove for authentic identities in art, literature, and love.  In this Hands-on Tour, we’ll look at the rise and fall of Oscar Wilde, follow John Addington Symonds path from…

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Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: The Winter’s Tale

Sat, January 5, 2019 1:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re…

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In Conversation With The Rosenbach Mini-Series: The Legacy of the Thirteenth Amendment, with Michele Norris

Wed, January 9, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Michele Norris is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, founder of The Race Card Project and Executive Director of The Bridge, The Aspen Institute’s new program on race, identity, connectivity and inclusion. For more than a decade Norris served as a host of NPR’s “All…

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Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: 20th Century Lesbian and Gay Lives

Fri, January 11, 2019 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Discover the hidden histories of 20th century queer luminaries through their writings and artwork – both published and private. From Marlene Dietrich’s passionate letters to Mercedes de Acosta, to Jean Cocteau’s gloriously gay illustrations for Jean Genet’s Querelle , and…

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Bibliococktails at Art in the Age: Walt Whitman Bicentennial

Fri, January 11, 2019 6:00 P.M.
Art in the Age | 116 N. 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106

2019 marks the bicentennial of the birth of Walt Whitman, who spent many of the last years of his life in Philadelphia, visiting frequently from his home in Camden. We will celebrate the life of the great American bard and revel in his democratic verses... with a cocktail!  Admission…

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T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, performed by John Farrell

Thu, January 17, 2019 6:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

An unquestioned masterpiece of 20th-century literature, T.S. Eliot’s  Four Quartets  is a complex, deeply moving meditation on time, memory, and human striving toward the divine. Eliot completed  Four Quartets  in 1941, as Britain slid into the abyss of World War II,…

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Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Dracula

Fri, January 18, 2019 3:00 P.M.
The Rosenbach | 2008 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Get up close and personal with Bram Stoker’s handwritten notes (character and chapter outlines, chronologies, and more!) for  Dracula  as Rosenbach staff explore what it takes to create an enduring monster. About Hands-On Tours at The Rosenbach Offered almost every Friday at 3:00…

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