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A handwritten draft of one of Edgar Allan Poe's earliest poems and a letter to author Washington Irving are among a handful of items that will be part of an exhibit opening April 26 at a Richmond, Va., museum devoted to the writer. "This is the kind of...
A consultant charged by city officials with exploring ways of keeping Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum open and making it self-sufficient is recommending that it be operated in partnership with the nearby B&O Railroad Museum. Under the...
Mr. Poe, the microphone is yours. A group of selected mediums and psychics will be spending a March weekend trying to reach Edgar Allan Poe, the literary giant and creator of the modern detective story who has made Baltimore his permanent home since...
Tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Museums, Arts and Culture, Museums
Even in a city defiantly proud of its quirks, the Poe Toaster stood out. Every year for more than half a century, in the early-morning hours of Jan. 19, a mysterious figure would quietly leave three roses and a half-emptied bottle of cognac on the...
Boston may be slipping ahead in the Edgar Allan Poe arms race -- the city is preparing for a new bronze statue to honor the great author, even as Baltimore struggles to preserve his former home. The Baltimore Sun's Chris Kaltenbach reports that...
What is the future for Baltimore's city-owned historic properties? The Baltimore Sun has reported that Baltimore City is hiring an appraisal firm to determine the "market value" of 15 city-owned historic properties. Baltimore Heritage has asked...
Is one of Baltimore's quirkiest traditions -- the Poe toaster -- dead? In the dark of night, on Jan. 19, the author's birthday, a mysterious, anonymous toaster had for years left cognac and roses at his grave outside Westminster Hall. Now that the...
Tags: Edgar Allan Poe
For a guy who's been dead some 160 years, Edgar Allan Poe's not getting much rest. A team of ghost hunters from the Wilkes-Barre, Pa.-based TV program "Ghost Detectives" will be spending this weekend at the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum and at Fells...
Tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Concerts, John Cusack, Music, Fells Point
As an out-of-state educator who has brought students to the Poe House and attended many events sponsored by and for the Baltimore Poe House for the last 20 years, I am rather distressed by the article that I read in your paper ("Poe House could join...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Museums
Despite what you may have heard, the "house museum" is not dead in Baltimore City. The H.L. Mencken House (officially closed since 1997 by the bankruptcy of the City Life Museums) has had more than 100 visitors during two recent weekends. The Johns...
Baltimore is one of the oldest cities in the United States, with a wealth of history and historical landmarks. It's amazing how the City Council thinks it owns those historic landmarks ("Ownership isn't the issue," April 4). How presumptuous of them to...
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen likens the Goruck Challenge to a tour of a city, "except you're not on a bus." Devin Maier recalled how for some "it's like playingG.I. Joe," and others look at it as a weekend escape from their 9-to-5 jobs — one that includes...
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