Hands on Tours

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  • June 2, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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.






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  • June 9, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Rosenbach is well known for the works of James Joyce and Bram Stoker, but the “English Literature” collections include many other notable Irish authors as well. In addition to Ulysses and Dracula, we’ll read and handle works by some of these others, and look at their connections and influences extending from Thomas Jefferson and Moby Dick to the present day.






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  • June 23, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for this rare peek into some of the most personal and emotional writing in our collections. The Rosenbach is home to a variety of love letters, including the aching yearnings of poet John Keats, the dying wishes of a Civil War soldier, correspondence from Marlene Dietrich to Mercedes DeAcosta, and handwritten pages from James Joyce’s Ulysses.






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  • June 30, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Examining the letters and papers of America’s founding fathers offers a rare opportunity to understand these historical leaders as fathers, lovers, intellectuals, and revolutionaries. Artifacts from George Washington (including one of his earliest letters), Thomas Jefferson (including his scientific notes), John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin form the core of the tour.






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  • July 7, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Examining the letters and papers of America’s founding fathers offers a rare opportunity to understand these historical leaders as fathers, lovers, intellectuals, and revolutionaries. Artifacts from George Washington (including one of his earliest letters), Thomas Jefferson (including his scientific notes), John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin form the core of the tour.