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A Harry Potter exhibition is opening in NYC

A Harry Potter exhibition is opening in NYC

Witches and wizards, rejoice! A new exhibition on Harry Potter and magic is opening today in New York

There is now a new exhibition on display at the New York Historical Society that features magical items and folklore that inspired J.K. Rowling as she was writing the Harry Potter series. The display will be called Harry Potter: A History of Magic. According to the New York Historical Society, “Harry Potter: A History of Magic unveils century-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Society - with original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling's own archives."

 Photo courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing

Photo courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing

The museum also will have Harry Potter cover artwork designed by Brian Selznick for the 20th-anniversary edition of the series. The exhibition is set to feature an audio tour, led by Natalie Dormer, which will provide more in-depth content on what the visitor will see at the exhibit.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic. is organized around the classes taught at Hogwarts - the school for wizardry and witchcraft. The Ripley Scroll will be on display, which will depict the "symbolic references to the philosopher's stone." The exhibition will also feature rooms dedicated to herbology, charms, astronomy and other classes that Potter and his friends took during their years at Hogwarts.

Aside from all the glamorous, mystical and magical items on display, there are also handwritten notes and drawings that Rowling sprawled out while she was writing the series.

How excited are you to go check out this exhibition at the New York Historical Society? You can buy tickets here. The exhibition will be on display from October 5-January 27.

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