February 2, 2022
Meet Virginia, Edgar Allan Poe's devoted wife (and first cousin.) Born August 15th, 1822, she died January 30th, 1847 and was buried in New York. Several years his junior, Virginia preceded her doomed husband in death. And yet here she lies in Baltimore, forevermore next to her darling Eddy at Westminster Hall & Burial Ground. Join us for a graveside chat at Westminster where we'll share the history of this obscure-yet-important figure in Edgar Allan Poe's family story and learn about why the Poes had such a hard time finding a permanent place to rest their bones.
This is the first of several monthly programs; follow us on social media to be alerted when events are happening! The Virginia Poe Bicentennial is presented by Poe Baltimore, Westminster Hall & Burying Ground, Maryland Women's Heritage Center, the Poe Cottage at Fordham (Bronx, NYC,) with generous help and participation from Poe Studies Association, The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore and The Poe Museum (Richmond.)Additional Viewing Options
- High Res, non-annotated version
- Audio only