[SOLD OUT!] Yours Forever: Love Letters in the Archive | Behind the Bookcase tour (in-person)

Date / Time

  • February 9, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for this rare peek into some of the most personal and emotional writing in our collections. We’ll start with the aching yearnings of poet and notorious romantic John Keats, signed “yours forever” to the object of his affection, Fanny Brawne. Spend an evening with us as we get up-close and personal with a variety of treasures like handwritten pages  from James Joyce’s Ulysses, correspondence from Marlene Dietrich to Mercedes De Acosta, and much more.   

[SOLD OUT!] Yours Forever: Love Letters in the Archive | Behind the Bookcase tour (in-person)

Date / Time

  • February 11, 2023
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for this rare peek into some of the most personal and emotional writing in our collections. We’ll start with the aching yearnings of poet and notorious romantic John Keats, signed “yours forever” to the object of his affection, Fanny Brawne. Spend an evening with us as we get up-close and personal with a variety of treasures like handwritten pages  from James Joyce’s Ulysses, correspondence from Marlene Dietrich to Mercedes De Acosta, and much more.   

Early Hebrew Books III: A Grafted Tree | Behind the Bookcase tour (in-person)

Date / Time

  • February 23, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Behind the Bookcase tours are sponsored by William and Anna Marie Petersen Registration Admission is $25. 50% off for Rosenbach members, free for the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more. This is an in-person program at The Rosenbach. Visitors are required to wear masks at the event. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. If (more…)

[SOLD OUT!] Curiouser and Curiouser: A Look at Lewis Carroll | Behind the Bookcase tour (in-person)

Date / Time

  • March 5, 2023
    2:00 pm - 3:00 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. We may not figure out why a raven is like a writing desk, or believe six impossible things before breakfast, but it is sure to be an enlightening tour, nonetheless. 

Here Lies the Heart: Mercedes de Acosta and the Power of Queer Storytelling | Behind the Bookcase tour (in-person)

Date / Time

  • March 9, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Behind the Bookcase tours are sponsored by William and Anna Marie Petersen Registration Admission is $25. 50% off for Rosenbach members, free for the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more. This is an in-person program at The Rosenbach. Visitors are required to wear masks at the event. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. If (more…)

Power, Prestige, and Pen Names: British Women Novelists in the 18th and 19th Centuries | Behind the Bookcase tour (in-person)

Date / Time

  • March 23, 2023
    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. 

The Duties of the Tea Table: Exploring the History and Culture of Tea | Behind the Bookcase tour (in-person)

Date / Time

  • March 30, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Behind the Bookcase tours are sponsored by William and Anna Marie Petersen Registration Admission is $25. 50% off for Rosenbach members, free for the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more. This is an in-person program at The Rosenbach. Visitors are required to wear masks at the event. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. If (more…)