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Philadelphia, PA

Obscura Society Philly: Dracula & Friends

“And then I saw something which filled my very soul with horror..."

Join Obscura Society Philly at the Rosenbach Museum & Library for an after-hours exploration of the hand-written notes and character sketches that would create the most frightening character in literary history, Dracula. 

Dracula first appeared in an 1897 novel of the same name written by an Irish theatre manager, Bram Stoker. The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia preserves 124 pages of Stoker’s original working notes for the novel, demonstrating Stoker's seven years crafting his classic tale of terror.

During that time, Stoker dug deep into other supernatural phenomenona and beasts, including finding tales of vampires, werewolves, and demons from around the world. Many of these notes from his research are also preserved at the Rosenbach Museum & Library. 

Come learn about the legends surrounding the creation of Stoker's masterwork at the Rosenbach, an 1860s townhouse museum filled with rare books, manuscripts, furniture, sculptures, and paintings in the heart of the Rittenhouse-Fitler historic district in Center City.

Librarian Elizabeth Fuller will guide us through the Rosenbach's Dracula-related collection items as we will also enjoy wine--red, naturally!--and play some Dracula trivia for prizes! 

Tickets will go fast for this exclusive event, so please purchase early!

Please, no one under 21 years of age. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. 

Questions, please contact matt@atlasobscura.com