About this event:
Our vigil begins…so please join Poe enthusiasts this weekend to honor and celebrate our beloved Edgar Allan Poe, who (165 years ago,) on October 3, 1849, was found delirious and “in great distress, and … in need of immediate assistance”, according to the man who found him, Joseph W. Walker (Quinn 1998, p. 638.) Poe was taken to the Washington Medical College for treatment, where he vacillated between delirium and unconsciousness, and then…(well, you know how it ended.)
Anyone who joins our lively vigil at the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum this Saturday and Sunday (11-4pm), will find two ways to benefit via FreeFall Baltimore. Rather than paying regular admission, we’ll give each person one FREE admission* when they bring a 8 x 11″ CUT-OUT CARDBOARD RAVEN ON A STICK to plant adjacent to the house (in the vacant field across the street.) Hmm, the Ravens are playing the Colts out of town on Sunday…might that be a quirky coincidence? (*Check www.poe.baltimore.org since you can use our Poe Baltimore logo as a template if you back it with cardboard and then mount it on a stick.)
And this weekend, to commemorate Poe’s unfortunate anniversary, EVERY ticketed visitor will receive a complimentary Poe Baltimore button. (Sure, we’ll always welcome donations to help keep our doors open more frequently, but more importantly, we want to welcome YOU to visit the Poe House during this seminal anniversary weekend.)
Many of you will want to visit several special Poe events hosted by the Edgar Allan Poe Society, with Sunday’s special programs including a 1:15 tribute at Poe’s grave, and John Gruesser’s 2pm lecture at the Enoch Pratt Library. (To learn more, visit http://www.eapoe.org/society/psbevnts.htm )
Whatever you do this weekend, we’re hoping to see you this Saturday or Sunday at 203 N. Amity Street, as well as our Black Cat Ball @ the Mobtown Ballroom from 8-midnight on Saturday!