Now at the Rosenbach
Explore the ways that people—historic and contemporary—have connected to each other and the world they live in. While modern technology has revolutionized the ease and speed with which humans can connect behavior that may seem novel today may just be new expressions of ongoing human interests. Networking before the Net offers a playful look at such “social media,” then and now. More


The Rosenbach’s adjacent 1860s townhouses provide an intimate setting for an expanding collection of nearly 400,000 rare books, manuscripts, and fine and decorative artist objects, dating from the 6th century B.C.E. to the present day.
Nicholas Hilliard, portrait of King James I. gouache on vellum or card. England,
Final drawing for Where the wild things are.  © Maurice Sendak, 1963


One of our founders Dr. Rosenbach bought his first rare book at the age of 12! The Rosenbach recognizes that art and literature can be remarkably inspiring for a child. The museum aims to engage learners of all ages with its collections through its work with local schools and the creation of a series of special family programs.

Programs & Events

The Rosenbach offers a wide variety of programs and events to engage visitors in the museum’s remarkable and expanding collection and inspire curiosity, inquiry, and creativity.

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