Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia

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The Rosenbach is a Philadelphia museum and library located within two 19th-century townhouses. The historic houses contain the collections and treasures of Philip Rosenbach and his younger brother Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach. The brothers owned the Rosenbach Company, which became the preeminent dealer of rare books, manuscripts and decorative arts during the first half of the 20th century. Dr. Rosenbach in particular was seminal in the rare book world, helping to build libraries such as the Widener Library at Harvard, The Huntington Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library. In 2013, the Rosenbach became a subsidiary of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, but maintains its own board and operates independently of the public library system.
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  • What a gem the Rosenbach is! I hadn't been to the Rosenbach for years, but my granddaughter wanted to see it. The tour guide was excellent, the staff who welcomed us filled with enthusiasm. The... 
    What a gem the Rosenbach is! I hadn't been to the Rosenbach for years, but my granddaughter wanted to see it. The tour guide was excellent, the staff who welcomed us filled with enthusiasm. The...  more »
  • The excellent tour gave a lot of information about the books and the art here. The tour guide asked what each of the group was interested in, then tailored the tour to our interests -- so some tours.....  more
    The excellent tour gave a lot of information about the books and the art here. The tour guide asked what each of the group was interested in, then tailored the tour to our interests -- so some tours.....  more »

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