Folger Friday: What's Your Poison?

Friday, November 02, 2018, 6:30 pm
Paster Reading Room

Did you know King John met his end when he was poisoned by a monk? Avoid the same mistake and school yourself on some of the most dastardly crimes of the early modern era. Enjoy whodunit activities and wicked sweet surprises before the evening's performance of King John

True detectives that join us will be among the first to preview a brand-new Folger tour on the ghosts, ghouls, and spooky secrets of the Paster Reading Room. Halloween's not over on this unique look at the Folger's grandest space.

Dive into all of the murders and whodunit tales found within the Folger vaults. Take in images depicting some of the craziest early modern crimes, leave a message in a bottle for your friend (or enemies), and create your own poisonous scene in our photo booth.

Patrons will also receive 10% off at the Folger Gift Shop all night long. Start browsing now!

We are pleased to partner with some of your favorite local vendors for this event. Lyon Distilling Co. will be mixing up complimentary signature cocktails and offering samples of their own delicious rum and liquer potions. And Dangerously Delicious Pies will be on site and serving their sweet and savory options from 6 - 8pm. Pick your poison!



Keep following the clues to this page to learn more about activities, vendors, and other information for the evening. 

Join us after the event for the performance of King John at 8pm. Purchase tickets online or call the Folger Box Office at 202.544.7077. Learn more about 30 & Under, student, and educator discounts here.


This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanties, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.