[SOLD OUT!] Yours Forever: Love Letters in the Archive | Behind the Bookcase

Date / Time

  • February 14, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States


  • 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. Please check your spam folder for your email confirmation. If you have questions, please call (215) 732-1600 or email [email protected].
  • Registration opens for Delancey Society on December 6, for Rosenbach members on December 14, and for the general public on January 3



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. 

About Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tours at The Rosenbach

Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tours offer unparalleled access to see, and even touch, rare and important items not usually on view to the public. Each program is dedicated to a different author, theme, or topic and grants a truly hands-on experience with materials in The Rosenbach’s inspiring collection.

See all upcoming tours hereSpace is limited and advance registration is strongly recommended.