| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
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...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 3:09 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:26 PM
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...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Hurry up and finish, willya?
That's becoming almost a rallying cry on the Baltimore arts and entertainment scene, as filmgoers, theater lovers, lounge lizards, even merry-go-round riders wait eagerly for new and refurbished venues to open.
| Jan 20, 2013
| 8:41 AM
The one-time home of Edgar Allan Poe could reopen for visitors as soon as this autumn, according to one of the people in charge of running the tourist attraction.
"Though we're still in the early stages, things are picking up steam," said Mark Redfield,...
| Jan 18, 2013
Coming up dear readers,
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 21, recognizing his birthday on Jan. 15. This day honors Rev. King's lifelong commitment to equality and unity. Schools and many offices will be closed. A recent addition to this...
| May 16, 2013
| 3:48 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 10:31 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 5:15 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 7:55 PM
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.
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:45 AM
The financially troubled Edgar Allan Poe House got a lifeline from the city of Baltimore this week, raising hope that the now-closed historic site can be saved. The city agreed to pay the B&O Railroad Museum $180,000 to develop a plan for the home/...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 8:58 AM
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...