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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

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  • Poe House vandalized while closed during transition

    Poe House vandalized while closed during transition
    The historic Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, which lost its longtime curator and was shuttered in September amid an operational reorganization, has in the last month been defaced by graffiti and robbed of its wooden front steps, according...
  • Edgar Allan Poe statue may go up -- in Boston

    In the long and fruitful afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe, the city of Boston is closer to celebrating the author as one of its own. The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston is hoping to install a bronze statue of Poe near Boylston and Charles Streets. In...
  • Poe House to reopen for weekends in October

    Poe House to reopen for weekends in October
    Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, shuttered since September 2012, will open on weekends in October, offering a "sneak peak" at what visitors will experience when it reopens for good next spring. "There aren't any major changes," said Kristen...
  • Poe House reopening planned for October

    Poe House reopening planned for October
    Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum should reopen Oct. 4, the group responsible for making it profitable announced this week. "That's the official goal. That's the date," said Baltimore-based actor and author Mark Redfield, vice president of Poe...
  • Edgar Allan Poe's house reopens

    Edgar Allan Poe's house reopens
    It was a passing of the torch. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake took a swig of cognac along with Kristen Harbeson, the president of the nonprofit Poe Baltimore. The two then exchanged a stuffed raven. The occasion was the Saturday reopening of...
  • Washington Monument set to undergo $5 million in repairs

    Washington Monument set to undergo $5 million in repairs
    From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years. Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills...
  • Tradition of the Poe Toaster may be nevermore

    Tradition of the Poe Toaster may be nevermore
    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...
  • Psychics to try and summon spirit of Edgar Allan Poe

    Psychics to try and summon spirit of Edgar Allan Poe
    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...
  • Preserving our past: Ownership isn't the issue

    Preserving our past: Ownership isn't the issue
    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...
  • Don't sell off Baltimore's heritage, flaunt it instead

    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...
  • Poe House could operate as part of the B&O Museum

    Poe House could operate as part of the B&O Museum
    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...