Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition: Exciting events you need to know about


Harry Potter: A History of Magic isn’t the only thing you can do at the New York Historical Society. Here are all the events you need to go on about.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the New York Historical Society is continuing the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition that started in the British Library last year. However, that’s not all that’s going on. So far, there are 30 events planned to help bring the whole of the Wizarding World to life.

These events are all officially created. Some involve your Harry Potter knowledge, then there are craft activities, leisurely walks, and talks to show how the whole exhibition has been put together. Here’s a rundown of all the events you need to know about.

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Talk with Tanya Kirk and Alexander Lock: The British Library curators discuss how the whole exhibition was put together originally.

Saturday night viewings: These are adult-only events that offer a cash bar and food throughout the night. They’re perfect for those who want to socialize with other adult Potterheads.

An exploration of the Wizarding World:  Melissa Anelli from Leaky Cauldron is holding sessions where she talks about the exploration of the magical world.

History of magic course: Go through the various time periods and cultures through a six-session course.

Folklore fiction: Another fun course is going to be the six-session course on creating fiction out of folklore

History of alchemy: How about a talk on the history of alchemy, which will see historian Donna Bilak take to the stage. This will certainly be fun for those who want to know more about the real Nicolas Flamel.

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Monster talk: Don’t miss the talk from Persephone Braham about monsters and their history.

For those who prefer trivia and crafty projects, these are the Harry Potter: A History of Magic events you need to know about.

Pottermore trivia nights: Test your Potter knowledge against the other Potterheads out there, with prizes from a number of major companies, including NYHistory Store, the BBC, and Scholastic.

Art-making course: Five sessions where you’ll create your own illustrations for the series. These will become part of your own personal collection.

Painting nights: There are various themes from the Wizarding World, including some of the magnificent beasts from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Heroes and villains drawing: If you love driving, check out the two-session cause about drawing heroes and villains.

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3-session bagel brunch for first-time readers: This probably won’t be for you, but it’s fun for those around you that want to learn about your love for the Wizarding World.

3-session bagel brunch for experienced readers: This is just like the previous one but where you’ll connect with other experienced fans.

There are also family fun days, discussions about how important Harry Potter has been in lives, and a look behind the scenes at the exhibition. This is certainly the place to be for any Potterhead.

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Which event are you going to? Are you excited about the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition? Share in the comments below.

Check out all the events going on at the official New York History website.