Special Event at The Rosenbach to Feature Nathan Raab this Fall

In association with the museum’s exhibition on presidential history, Raab will offer a glimpse into the world of historical autographs and documents


Nathan Raab, principal at The Raab Collection and author of The Hunt for History, will be speaking at a special event at The Rosenbach in Philadelphia on October 26, from 6:00-7:15 p.m.

At a program affiliated with the museum’s current exhibition, Succession: Why Presidential History Matters Now, Raab will offer his unique perspective on the buying and selling of presidential autographs and Americana and discuss how the trade in historical documents has evolved in recent decades. He will be joined in conversation by the exhibition’s co-curators, Rosenbach staff members Dr. Alexander L. Ames and Judith M. Guston. 

After the discussion, a private tour of the gallery will commence, during which Raab, Ames, and Guston will provide commentary and insight into the remarkable pieces of presidential history on view. 

A book signing will follow in The Rosenbach’s lobby. Raab’s The Hunt for History (Scribner) is a widely acclaimed account of his fascinating experiences working with rare manuscripts and artifacts, from George Washington’s survey maps to the missing audiotapes that had been recorded aboard Air Force One after John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

Tickets for this in-person event are now available and may be purchased from The Rosenbach’s website.

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