Skip to Main Content

In celebration of our exhibition, First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, we are excited to invite you to our Shakespearean Family Day.

Travel back in time, step inside the world of Shakespeare! This free and public event for children of all ages includes story time for young readers, mask making, sword fighting demonstrations and sonnet readings. Dress up in Elizabethan costumes! Laugh along with jesters! Meet National Book Award-winning author of Goblins Secrets, William Alexander! Costumes are encouraged. All the world’s a stage, play your part!

For a full listing of other First Folio! events and programs visit

Grateful thanks to our partners IKEA, Florida Renaissance Festival, Microsoft and Boden PR. 


First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare
February 02 - February 28, 2016

Published just seven years after his death, Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies — now known as the First Folio — saved for posterity 18 of Shakespeare’s 38 plays, including The Tempest, Macbeth, Twelfth Night and As You Like It.

In 2016, multiple copies of this original edition, accompanied by six interpretive panels, will tour the nation as the exhibition  First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, providing hundreds of thousands of visitors with a rare opportunity to view this important book in their own community.

More Here