In 1922, the admirers of Edgar Allan Poe in the Poe Foundation adopted the “Old Stone House” on Richmond’s Main Street to serve as a library and museum in tribute to the city’s famous son. The Poe Museum has since grown to be a beloved fixture and notable home to Poe memorabilia and events.
This year, the organization is celebrating its centennial, with events including a speaker series. To help kick it off, on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:00pm, I’ll be giving a talk in the museum’s garden on “Edgar Allan Poe and Richmond’s Cemeteries,” with drinks available for purchase. Tickets are available here: https://poemuseum.org/event/edgar-allan-poe-and-richmonds-cemeteries/ . Discounted tickets for students are available.
The Poe Museum has done a lot for the region’s historic cemeteries over the years, and it is good to see the institution continue with creative momentum.