[SOLD OUT!] Fakes and Forgeries | Behind The Bookcase

Date / Time

  • March 3, 2024
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In the world of antiquity and collecting, how do experts identify the subtle (or glaring!) difference between authenticity and forgery? In this tour, we’ll explore this question with a wide range of objects in The Rosenbach’s collection. We’ll look at some of Shakespeare’s greatest works, a mug that once belonged to George Washington, a manuscript draft by Edgar Allan Poe, and more to uncover the truths and reveal the mysteries that follow fakes and forgeries. 

[SOLD OUT!] Power, Prestige, and Pen Names: Women Novelists in the 18th and 19th Centuries | Behind the Bookcase tour

Date / Time

  • March 21, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Women novelists of the 19th and 18th centuries traveled different routes to find readership for their work. Some used male or deliberately ambiguous pseudonyms; others published anonymously before claiming their creations. Through early editions and manuscripts of Frances Burney, Mary Shelley, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and George Elliot, we will explore the ingenuity these immortal writers used to bring their masterpieces before the public.