Hands on Tours

Date / Time

  • March 31, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Registration Non-Members: Tickets are $15 and include general museum admission. Purchase tickets online here. Members: FREE | To reserve member tickets, please call 215-732-1600 x100 or email [email protected] Description 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 (more…)

Date / Time

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

Mathematician and cleric Charles Lutwidge Dodgson published children’s books under the pen name Lewis Carroll. This tour will explore both the man and the author, drawing on letters from Dodgson to his publishers, original drawings by John Tenniel (the illustrator of the Alice books) photographs of children taken by Carroll, and, of course, copies of his books.






Date / Time

  • April 21, 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.






Date / Time

  • April 28, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get up close and personal with Bram Stoker’s hand-written composition notes for Dracula as Rosenbach staff discuss what it takes to create an enduring monster.