Sherlock Mondays: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Date / Time

  • May 6, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 13, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 20, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • May 27, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 3, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 10, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 17, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • June 24, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re continuing our Sherlock Mondays Biblioventure with a special subscriber-only show for eight episodes. Join us as we take a Biblioventure to Dartmoor where a strange diabolical hound haunts the moors, preying upon the heirs of Baskerville Hall. What will the logically reasoning Sherlock Holmes do when faced with a supernatural creature?

[SOLD OUT] The Ladies of the House of Love: The Rosenbach’s Feminist & Queer Gothic Literature Book Club

Date / Time

  • May 14, 2024
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • June 11, 2024
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As a literary genre, the Gothic is often associated with ominous castles, dark, stormy nights, and people fleeing from unnamed horrors. But the Gothic is—and always has been—much more complicated and interesting than this because it uses gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and the erotic to hint at the radical potential inherent in all of us. The Ladies of the House of Love book club reads historic and contemporary works of Gothic fiction. Each month, the club cozies up in the candle-lit,* historic West Library of the Rosenbach mansion, views objects from the collection, and discusses the Gothic’s connections to gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity.  

Museum Adventures Preschool Program

Date / Time

  • May 15, 2024
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • June 19, 2024
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Calling all preschoolers! Come play with us on the third Wednesday morning of every month. We’ll read a story together and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach brothers’ glitzy Rittenhouse Square home to discover things that relate to the story. Afterward, families are welcome to join us in our activity room for hands-on art making activities, creative play, music and snacks.

Pickwick Monthly (online)

Date / Time

  • May 18, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 22, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • July 20, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 17, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • September 21, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 19, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a monthly journey through Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club was the first serialized novel written by  Dickens and was published in 20 monthly parts (2-3 chapters per month) from March 1836-October 1837. Edward G. Pettit and a rotating set of Dickensian cohosts will talk about (more…)