“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” — Edgar Allan Poe
Poe House Events in April
Spring is the maddest season as it's the official beginning of planning for Poe Fest International.
MOURNING: The strange after-lives of Virginia & Edgar Allan Poe
The strange after-lives of Edgar & Virginia Poe, plus rites and traditional feminine in 19th century America. (hybrid event) This is the seventh in a series of monthly programs for the Virginia Poe Bicentennial; follow us on social media to be alerted when events are happening!
MARRIAGE: The public scandals and private tragedies of Virginia & Edgar Allan Poe
The public scandals and private tragedies that shaped the marriage of Virginia & Edgar Allan Poe (hybrid event) This is the sixth in a series of monthly programs for the Virginia Poe Bicentennial; follow us on social media to be alerted when events are happening!
Poe House Events in March
        We’re feeling LUCKY this month at Poe House: after two years, PINTS FOR POE returns! Join us at the Annabel Lee Tavern on St. Patrick’s Day for a special “Kiss Me, I WAS Irish” event. Hourly raffle begins at 6PM, and donations and portion of proceeds benefit The Edgar Allan Poe […]
In Her Own Words: A Valentine for Edgar Allan Poe
Virginia Poe was Edgar Allan Poe’s devoted wife (and first cousin.) Though widely believed to be the inspiration for Poe’s writing and recurring themes of dark beauty and doomed devotion, only one piece of writing from his wife survives: an acrostic Valentine to Edgar in 1846, less than a year before she would die at […]
Virginia Poe Bicentennial Discussion Series
<span data-offset-key="139:0">Edgar Allan Poe famously proclaimed the "death of a beautiful woman" the most poetical subject in the world. The prolonged suffering of his beautiful, dying wife, Virginia Poe, almost certainly inspired this belief. Virginia Poe remains one of the most enigmatic and controversial figures in the famed author's history. </span><span data-offset-key="139:1" data-slate-fragment="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"><strong data-slate-leaf="true">Join us for a series of live readings, themed discussion, and Q&A about the famed muse, poetess, child bride and daughter of Baltimore. </strong></span> May: MOTHER, <span class="JsGRdQ">The hidden her-stories of the women in the Poe family, including a Revolutionary War patriot, and how a mother's love changed literary history.</span> June: MARRIAGE, <span class="JsGRdQ">The public scandals and private tragedies that shaped the marriage of Virginia & Edgar Allan Poe.</span> July: MOURNING, <span class="JsGRdQ">The strange after-lives of Edgar & Virginia Poe, plus rites and traditional feminine in 19th century America</span>. <p data-key="489"><span data-key="490">Check back for upcoming programming details TBA! All sessions are conducted via the free Zoom web-conferencing platform. <strong>Beginning in April</strong>, live recordings will <strong>also</strong> be hosted at Westminster Hall & Burying Ground.  <strong data-slate-leaf="true">Proceeds benefit the following organizations:</strong></span></p> <ul data-key="492" data-slate-fragment="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"> <li data-key="493"><span data-key="494"><strong data-slate-leaf="true">Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum</strong></span></li> <li data-key="495"><span data-key="496"><strong data-slate-leaf="true">Westminster Hall Preservation Trust</strong></span></li> <li data-key="497"><span data-key="498"><strong data-slate-leaf="true">Maryland Women's Heritage Center</strong></span></li> </ul> <p data-key="609"><span data-key="610">LIMITED SESSIONS AVAILABLE. At this time transcription and/or sign-language services are not available. Presentations are conducted in English.</span></p>
February News at Poe House
Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this month and thus the immutable laws of marketing dictate we must celebrate/endure a weekend of romantic bliss… or misery… likely both if you’re a Poe fan. Your favorite restaurants will be booked, so consider a Bus Tour of Edgar Allan Poe’s Baltimore for your beloved instead. And while […]