Rosenbach Museum & Library Presents The Dracula Festival

. October 8, 2010 . 0 Comments

Every October, the Rosenbach, home of Bram Stoker’s original research notes and outlines for Dracula, brings you another chilling Dracula Festival, a month-long series of events inspired by Stoker’s classic novel and the iconic figure.

Our Vampires, Ourselves
Thursday, October 14, 6:00 p.m.

Scholar and vampire enthusiast Dr. Nina Auerbach contends that vampires are not just enticingly evil aliens: they’re personifications of everything we want to be, and all we fear becoming.

Free after museum admission.

A Writing Workshop: Whistling through the Graveyard
Saturday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Create your own fantastical tales inspired by the works of Bram Stoker and the brothersGrimm.

Registration: $40; $30 for members and students with valid studentID.

Hands-On Tour: Dracula
Fridays and Sundays, October 22 – October 31, 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a special Hands-On Tour featuring Bram Stoker’s notes to Dracula and a discussion of what it takes to create an enduring monster.

Frre with museum admission.

Halloween Party for Families
Saturday, October 23, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This free event is co-hosted by the Fitler Square Improvement Association.

Dracula DIY
Saturday, October 23, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

No crafting experience required! Free event.

The Rosenbach Museum & Library was founded in 1954 through a testamentary gift by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952) and his brother, Philip (1863-1953). Renowned dealers in books, manuscripts, and fine art, the brothers played a central role in the development of private libraries that later became our nation’s most important public collections of rare books, such as the Folger and Huntington Libraries. The brothers’ own personal collection, now the core of the Rosenbach, features treasures the brothers were unable to part with, including the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin’s first Poor Richard Almanac and the manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The collection has since grown to include the papers of poet Marianne Moore, Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula, and the drawings of Maurice Sendak, adding richness and relevance to the experience of visiting the Rosenbach.

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