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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

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  • Thriller author Steven Berry to be keynote speaker at a benefit for The Poe House

    Thriller author Steven Berry to be keynote speaker at a benefit for The Poe House
    One by one, the sacred cows hit the ground, adroitly tipped over by the best-selling author Steve Berry in his 13th historical novel, "The Lincoln Myth." Berry, 59, is a Florida-based former attorney and county commissioner turned author whose...
  • Poe House reopening a credit to Baltimoreans [Letter]

    Poe House reopening a credit to Baltimoreans [Letter]
    The opening of the Edgar Allan Poe House at 30 Amity Street was a small milestone in preserving important historical realities of Baltimore City. This opening also represented a significant achievement by a small number of citizens who realized that...
  • New life envisioned for old Peale Museum downtown

    New life envisioned for old Peale Museum downtown
    In the shadow of Baltimore's City Hall is a 200-year-old building that has been the seat of city government, a school for African-American children and a museum that displayed a mastodon skeleton and the embalmed head of a New Zealand native. Now, a...
  • Poppleton redevelopment moves forward

    Poppleton redevelopment moves forward
    The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum today looks onto a tree stump and a grassy lot, but that view could soon change with the construction of two large, orange-accented apartment buildings. It's the first phase of a long-awaited redevelopment of the...
  • CHAP executive director to retire in March

    CHAP executive director to retire in March
    The longtime head of Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, who oversaw its fight to protect the city’s old structures for more than three decades, announced her retirement Tuesday. Kathleen Kotarba, a 1975...
  • Get your cold on for Duck Dunk in HdG Saturday

    Brrr dear readers, The Polar Bear Plunge Havre de Grace-style, the Susquehanna Hose Company Duck Dunk, a fundraiser for the volunteer fire department, will be held Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon at the Havre de Grace Yacht Basin's far launch ramp. It's not...
  • Edgar Allan Poe's house on Amity Street

    Edgar Allan Poe's house on Amity Street
    "You might call him 'The Leader of the Cult of the Unusual' " —Jules Verne Edgar Allan Poe, whose creepy tales of terror continue to thrill new generations of readers, lived in a crowded household from 1832 to 1835 at what is now 203 N. Amity St....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • B&O Museum to aid Poe House, under proposal

    B&O Museum to aid Poe House, under proposal
    Baltimore will pay the B&O Railroad Museum $180,000 to put the Edgar Allan Poe House on the road to becoming a self-sufficient, serious tourist draw, under a proposal approved by the city's Board of Estimates Wednesday. The overriding idea is to turn the...
  • Baltimore's A&E scene bursting with new projects

    Baltimore's A&E scene bursting with new projects
    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. Some...