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The 7th Annual Dracula Festival at the Rosenbach Museum

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    Come to Dracula Festival at the Rosenbach to learn about the first famous vampire.

    Before "True Blood" and the Cullen family, there was "Dracula."

    In 1897, Bram Stoker truly sparked the vampire craze with his world famous novel. He's being celebrated all month long at the 7th Annual Dracula Festival at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, where all the events are inspired by the first famous vampire.

    Die hard "Dracula" fans won't want to miss this one. Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker's great nephew and co-author Ian Holt, a Dracula historian, will be reading, discussing and signing their sequel to the original "Dracula" book on Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Don't worry, skeptics -- "Dracula The Un-Dead" promises to be just as freaky as the original.

    Historic House Tours of the Rosenbach brother's home are being offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the month. The tours are called "Tales of a Poisoned Past," so prepare to encounter some creepy objects around the house.

    Tours of the Rosenbach, which house the original "Dracula" notes, and discussion sessions about the creation of the infamous character will be on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1.

    If you aren't just into "Dracula," but like other creepy creatures, head to "Monster Stew: The Bogeyman in Sendak's Closet" to learn about Maurice Sendak's eerie imagination that brought us "Where the Wild Things Are" on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.

    For those Halloween fans who want to have fun with the family, the Dracula Party is just for you. On Oct. 24 at Fitler Square Park from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., there will be face painting, a pumpkin hunt, Halloween crafts and live music.

    The party will also be happening at the Rosenbach Museum from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and features a live Dracula-inspired puppet show put on by Spiral Q. You'll even have a chance to meet some of the characters who will be walking around outside before the show starts.

    Special spooky film screenings and classes will be featured throughout the month at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

    All events during the Dracula Party are free. For a full calendar of what's going on, click here. The price of Dracula Festival events at the museum is included with regular admission prices, so it's $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for kids under five.

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