Harry Potter, Pottermania is everywhere! There’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, three (yesss!!) new Harry Potter books*, and the New York Historical Society’s new exhibition, “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” is an awe-inspiring overview of magic and its history.
Rare books, magical objects(!!), manuscripts, and antique treasures from both the New York Historical Society and the British Library, along with original material from (author of the Harry Potter series) J.K. Rowling make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
You’ll view gilded dragons from medieval manuscripts, original drawings and drafts from J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter illustrator, Jim Kay. Below is the trailer for the exhibition.
As this year is the 20th anniversary of the American edition of Harry Potter, on display is illustrator Brian Selznick’s special anniversary cover artwork for the series.
Speaking of the play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, also on display are costumes and more. Actress Natalie Dormer narrated an audio tour of the exhibition that is free to ticketholders as an audible download.
“Harry Potter: A History of Magic” will be at the New York Historical Society until January 27, 2019.
The New York Historical Society is located at 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street). They’re open Tuesday through Sunday. For hours, to buy tickets, and for more information, please visit the New York Historical Society’s site.
* Here are the books that will be coming out shortly:Harry Potter: Creatures: A Paper Scene Book, Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts and finally, Harry Potter: Imagining Hogwarts: A Beginner's Guide to Moviemaking.