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April 29, 2016

View 'Dracula' author's hand-written notes at the Rosenbach Museum

Bram Stoker created a monster that has frightened generations

The Rosenbach Museum of the Free Library of Philadelphia will host another hands-on tour on Friday, May 6. This time, the tour is focused on author Bram Stoker’s "Dracula." The 1897 Gothic horror novel is famous for introducing the vampire to audiences.

The Rosenbach Museum is located in an 1860s row house that holds the personal collection of the Rosenbach brothers, who dealt in rare books and manuscripts. Thanks to their collection, and the hands-on tour events, visitors are able to get up-close and personal with items not usually available to the general public.

Attendees of the May 6 event will have a chance to view Stoker’s hand-written notes for the novel before Rosenbach staff lead a discussion on what it takes to create an enduring monster.

The hour-long event requires registration due to limited spots.

The Growth of Stoker's "Dracula" 

Friday, May 6
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. | $10-$15 per person
2008 Delancey Place