The Edgar Allan Poe House Literary Landmark Dedication
About this event:
Citizens for Maryland Libraries, Maryland Humanities, Maryland Library Association, and Poe Baltimore are thrilled to announce that The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, has been accepted into the United for Libraries national registry of Literary Landmarks (TM). Poe House will be the first Literary Landmark in the State of Maryland.
A dedication ceremony will take place at Poe House, 203 N. Amity Street, in Baltimore, on Sunday, January 19th, 2020, 1:00 PM. The date coincides with the celebration of Poe’s 211th birthday. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.
The Literary Landmarks Registry began in 1986 to encourage the dedication of historic literary sites in the United States. Over 30 states have designated Literary Landmarks. The Registry is overseen by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.
The Edgar Allan Poe House was established as a museum in 1949 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971. It is the last remaining home in Baltimore where the author lived (from 1833-1835), and it was here that Poe wrote some of his early stories. Poe, best known for his gothic tales and poetry, is also credited with inventing the detective story. Tales and poems written at 203 N. Amity Street include MS. Found in a Bottle (the author’s first paid work), Berenice, Morella and The Coliseum.
Dedication Program details TBA. Ceremony presented by Citizens for Maryland Libraries, Maryland Humanities, Maryland Library Association, and Poe Baltimore.