6 Things to See at the New Harry Potter Exhibit in NYC

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first in J.K. Rowling's blockbuster fantasy series starring a young wizard and his friends. Today, the New-York Historical Society welcomes the British Library's exhibition dedicated to exploring the magic and mythology at the core of the Potter books. Harry Potter: A History of Magic features manuscripts, magical objects, and other treasures hailing from the archives of the British Library, Scholastic (Harry Potter's publisher), and the author herself. The New York show also features new items not on display in England, such as the pastel illustrations for the original editions of the book and costumes from the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.