The Long Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe

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: . 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.