The Free Library of Philadelphia proudly presents We the Detectives, which endeavors to explore the art of crime and detection through two unique exhibitions and a multifaceted, immersive theatrical experience.
Becoming the Detective: The Making of a Genre and Clever Criminals and Daring Detectives will draw from the rich collections at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Rosenbach to bring crime stories front and center, uncovering what has made this form of literature one of the most enduring and popular.
GUMSHOE, a theatrical experience produced by New Paradise Laboratories, runs through May 7 and will lead participants—in person or on mobile phones—through a captivating “whodunnit” that raises questions about authenticity, fact versus fiction, and what makes all of us detectives in our own right.
Get clued in to the fun at freelibrary.org/detectives.
We the Detectives takes place from April 8 through September 1 and is made possible through a generous grant from the William Penn Foundation.