Now that the Alice pandemic has reached the WHO-defined Phase 6, “increased and sustained transmission in general population,” the last few weeks have felt a bit like blogging through the looking-glass: it seems to take all the blogging we can do to keep in the same place. To actually inform our readers of events in advance, well, we would have to blog at least twice as fast as that.
With that excuse, it’s time for a mention of tomorrow’s Mad Tea Party at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philidelphia. Registration is now closed, but attendees have been promised a look at the library’s first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and lots and lots of tea (we hope proper saucer usage will be observed).
Over the next few weeks the library will be offering a tour of Carrollian items in their collection:
This tour will explore both the man and the author, drawing on letters from Dodgson to his publishers, original drawings by John Tenniel (the illustrator of the Alice books) photographs of children taken by Carroll, and, of course, copies of his books.
The tours promises to be “hands on,” but mind the marmalade please. LCSNA members who discover sticky fingerprints on the museum collection during the Spring Meeting on April 24th will take the matter very seriously.
Lewis Carroll/Charles Dodsgon Hands-On Tours
Rosenbach Museum and Library, Philadelphia PA
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 – 3:00pm
Sunday, March 14, 2010 – 3:00pm
Friday, March 19, 2010 – 3:00pm