Burns Night | In-Person

Date / Time

  • January 25, 2023
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Raise a glass to the Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, with an evening of raucous readings of poems and songs.  On January 25, 1759, the poet Robert Burns was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. The anniversary of his birth is celebrated all over the world with scotch, songs, and poems by the prolific writer.

Nobel Prize Winners | Behind the Bookcase tour (in-person)

Date / Time

  • January 26, 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…)

Ladies of the House of Love: A Feminist & Queer Gothic Literature Book Club

Date / Time

  • January 31, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 28, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • March 28, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration Admission is $45, or $15 per session. Members pay $36, or $12 per session. Not a member? Learn more. This is an in-person program at The Rosenbach. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. If you have questions, please call (215) 732-1600 or email [email protected] This program is for those 18 and older. Description As a (more…)

Antony and Cleopatra (Part 1) | Shakespeare Read Aloud (in-person)

Date / Time

  • February 4, 2023
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re reading…and your voice!

The Gothic Science of Dracula with the Mütter Museum | In-Person Course

Date / Time

  • February 8, 2023
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • February 22, 2023
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • March 8, 2023
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • March 22, 2023
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Tuition for this course is $200. 10% off for Rosenbach members and the Delancey Society. Not a member? Learn more. This course is limited to participants who are 18 years of age or older. This course is held in person at the Rosenbach and the Mütter Museum. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. (more…)

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.   

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.   

In Conversation with Dani S. Bassett and Perry Zurn on Curious Minds (In-Person)

Date / Time

  • February 15, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Curiosity, say Perry Zurn and Dani Bassett, is a practice of connection: it connects ideas into networks of knowledge, and it connects knowers themselves, both to the knowledge they seek and to each other. Traipsing across literatures of antiquity and medieval science, Victorian poetry and nature essays, as well as work by writers from a variety of marginalized communities, they trace a multitudinous curiosity. The book performs the very curiosity that it describes, inviting readers to participate—to be curious with the book and not simply about it.