Program sponsorship

Sponsorship allows The Rosenbach to offer public programs to thousands of literature lovers around the world for free or low-cost. Below is a list of programs and courses available for sponsorship in the Winter 2023 season. To learn more, please contact Director of Development Bethany Chisholm at [email protected]. For full descriptions click here.

In Conversation with LIVE Sponsorship

  • $1,500 for program
  • $2,000 for program plus reception
  • $3,000 for program, reception, and dinner for up to 9

Galactic Philadelphia Speculative Fiction Author Event
January 18 | 6:00 -7:00 pm

Dani S. Bassett and Perry Zurn, Curious Minds
February 15 | 6:00 -7:00 pm
Sponsored by Robert K. Urquhart

Emma Smith, Portable Magic
March 28 | 6:00 -7:00 pm


Reading Course Sponsorship

  • $1,500 (pays for two course scholarships)

Why We Still Read Robert Burns with Steve Newman (in person)
4 sessions at The Rosenbach: Feb 23, Mar 16, Mar 30, Apr 20 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. EDT
Sponsored by Robert K. Urquhart

William Butler Yeats: Enchantment and Rage with Vicki Mahaffey (virtual)
4 monthly sessions online
Sponsored by Lenore H. Steiner and Perry A. Lerner

The Gothic Science of Dracula (in person)
In Person at The Mütter Museum and The Rosenbach Museum: Feb 8, Feb 22| 6:30–8:30 p.m. EDT

Reading Middlemarch with Dr. Sean Christopher Hughes (virtual)
5 sessions online: Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 24, Jun 21| 7:30–9:00 p.m. EDT

Reading The Satanic Verses with Randy Boyagoda (virtual)
5 sessions online: Mar 14, Apr 4, Apr 25, May 16, Jun 6| 7:30–9:00 p.m. EDT

Ladies of the House of Love: A Feminist & Queer Gothic Literature Book Club
3 sessions in person at The Rosenbach: Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 28 | 7:00 -8:00 p.m. EST


Behind the Bookcase Tour Sponsorship

Sponsored by William and Anne Marie Petersen

$1,500 for the full year

  • Written In My Heart: James Joyce and Irish Authors (Sun, January 8- 2:00-3:00 p.m.)
  • The Duties of the Tea Table: Exploring the History and Culture of Tea (Thurs, January 12- 6:00-7:00 p.m.)
  • Nobel Prize Winners (Thurs, January 26- 6:00-7:00 p.m.)
  • Yours Forever: Love Letters in the Archive (Thurs, February 9- 6:00-7:00 p.m.)
  • Yours Forever: Love Letters in the Archive (Sat, Feb 11- 2:00-3:00 p.m.)
  • Early Hebrew Books lll: A Grafted Tree (Thurs, February 23-6:00-7:00 p.m.)
  • Curiouser and Curiouser: A Look at Lewis Carroll (Sun, Mar 5- 2:00-3:00 p.m.)
  • Here Lies the Heart: Mercedes de Acosta and the Power of Queer Storytelling (Thurs, March 9- 6:00-7:00 p.m.)
  • Women Novelists (Thurs, Mar 23- 2:00-3:00 p.m.)

Free Shakespeare Read-Aloud

This program is sponsored by Genie and James Murphy

In Person

  • Two Gentleman of Verona, Saturday, January 7 | 1:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Antony and Cleopatra (Part 1), Saturday, February 4 | 1:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Antony and Cleopatra (Part 2), Saturday, March 4 | 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Virtual

  • The Comedy of Errors, Saturday, January 21 | 1:00–4:00 p.m.
  • Romeo and Juliet, Saturday, February 18 | 1:00–4:00 p.m.
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, Saturday, March 18 | 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Podcast

Sponsored by The Evelyn Toll Foundation

Season 2 of The Rosenbach Podcast: “History Behind the Scenes”
Launches in January