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The Rosenbach is a vibrant cultural center that brings great works of literature, history, and fine and decorative arts together in intriguing and unexpected ways every day.
The Rosenbach's collection includes the manuscript to James Joyce's Ulysses, Ben Franklin's first Poor Richard almanac, and the world's largest collection of original works by Maurice Sendak. The Rosenbach's entire collection of rare books, manuscripts, and art objects includes nearly 400,000 objects.
The Rosenbach is known for engaging programs and exhibitions that appeal to broad audiences. Our signature programs include:
Bloomsday, an all-day outdoor reading of James Joyce's Ulysses every June 16.
Dracula Festival, a month-long celebration that includes spooky Dracula-themed tours, exhibitions, readings, and performances. Did you know that part of Dracula was written in Philadelphia?
Sendak in Spring, a festival for families held the first weekend of every spring. The highlight is the Wild Things Whirligig, an interactive opera for children.
To find out what's happening today at the Rosenbach or learn more about our collection, visit www.rosenbach.org.
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