Join us for a special tour of the Rosenbach Museum.
You are warmly invited to tour The Rosenbach Museum and Library (RML) on Sunday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m.
This beautifully restored townhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. During the first half of the twentieth century, the founders of the RML, Dr. ASW Rosenbach and his brother, Philip, were renowned dealers in rare books, manuscripts, furniture, fine and decorative arts. Over time, they helped to amass private collections and to establish libraries that became our nation’s most important resources.
Where is the RML?
The Rosenbach is located at 2008-2010 Delancey Place in the heart of the historic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Center City, Philadelphia. Delancey Place is between Pine and Spruce streets.
What will you see?
In short, the brothers’ own personal collection---treasures with which they just could not part! Highlights include important pieces of English and American silver and furniture, paintings from respected American artists, sculpture from ancient Greece and Egypt, and selections from an extensive collection of portrait miniatures. In the libraries, you’ll get a glimpse of rare books in English and American literature, as well as manuscripts from our Founding Fathers and luminaries of the Civil War. A special post-brother collection is also included on the tour: the literary papers, library, and furnished living room of Modernist American poet, Marianne Moor. It is the most complete collection representing any poet from that important movement in the evolution of American arts.
Will I be able to navigate through the RML?
The Rosenbach is accessible to persons with disabilities. An elevator is available, and folding chairs can be provided in each of the rooms on the tour. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes.
What is the cost?
Since you are the guests of a regular RML docent, there is no fee for the tour. Your commitment will be important in planning the visit; this should be made to Kathy Erdman by Sunday, April 23rd. Questions may be forwarded to Kathy Erdman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or your RML docent, Barbara Speece at email@example.com.
How will I get there?
Parking is occasionally available on this street and near-by streets. There are also parking garages within a few blocks. Carpooling from the Church will be an option. Public transportation is available (via Septa Regional Rail to Suburban Station at 16th and Market), and AMTRAK to 30th St. Station, 30th and Market Streets.) Limited handicapped parking at the rear of the House itself is available with prior arrangement.