Hands-on Tour | Mexico: Race and Revolution in the Borderlands

Date / Time

  • January 12, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The border between Mexico and the United States has been at the heart of trade, politics, art, and spirituality for centuries. This tour will highlight materials from the Spanish empire, the early years of Mexican independence, and more. Live English-to-Spanish-language interpretation available.

Hands-on Tour | Lewis Carroll

Date / Time

  • January 14, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 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.

Hands-On Tour | Sleuths and Spies

Date / Time

  • January 17, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The game is afoot to ferret out the realm of detective and spy literature at the Rosenbach. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to explore early mystery stories, examine an original cypher belonging to a female Civil War spy, and exercise your sleuthing skills to detect a forgery.

Hands-on Tour | Picturing Cervantes

Date / Time

  • January 21, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“Picturing Cervantes” explores the ways Don Quixote has been imagined and illustrated through the centuries, featuring remarkable drawings and prints by notable artists such as Gustave Doré and Honoré Daumier.

Hands-on Tour: Dracula

Date / Time

  • January 26, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get up close and personal with Bram Stoker’s handwritten notes (character and chapter outlines, chronologies, and more!) for Dracula as Rosenbach staff explore what it takes to create an enduring monster.

Hands-On Tour | Shaping Shakespeare

Date / Time

  • January 30, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

When is Shakespeare not Shakespeare? And what is a folio, anyway? After seeing some of Shakespeare’s earliest printings and books that inspired his plots, we’ll explore how his work has fared at the hands of actors, editors, and forgers.

Hands-on Tour | Herman Melville, American Voyager

Date / Time

  • January 31, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With a warm heart for human nature and a cold eye for the human condition, Herman Melville was ahead of his time. Join us for an exploration of Melville’s significance to the 21st century, with a focus on themes like social justice, globalization, and more.