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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum

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  • Poe Museum could reopen in fall

    Poe Museum could reopen in fall
    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,...
  • Community column, Havre de Grace, celebrating Dr. King's birthday, and others

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House gets revival plan

    Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House gets revival plan
    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/...
  • Street by street, new police commissioner is learning Baltimore

    Street by street, new police commissioner is learning Baltimore
    A group of children play ball in the courtyard after dark as Anthony W. Batts walks through a high-crime West Baltimore public housing project wrapped around the Edgar Allan Poe House. It's quiet here, with an officer permanently stationed on-site, but...
  • Poe house to close Friday, hopefully temporarily

    Poe house to close Friday, hopefully temporarily
    Baltimore's beleaguered Edgar Allan Poe House will be shutting its doors Friday, with plans to reopen in 2013 under the auspices of a nonprofit group hoping to increase attendance and make the city landmark self-sufficient. The house, which normally...
  • Poe House in transition

    Poe House in transition
    Edgar Allan Poe was possibly the most original literary talent ever to reside in Baltimore, and his death here, in 1849, at the age of 40 left an indelible mark on the city. Today, the house on North Amity Street, west of downtown, where the writer...
  • Poe House bids farewell — for now

    Poe House bids farewell — for now
    Hearing that Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe House was about to shut its doors, Connecticut graduate student Brooke Duffy jumped on a bus and headed south Friday morning. "It just really surprised me that the city would have cut off funding for something...
  • 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...
  • Edgar Allan Poe graveside "toaster" doesn't show -- again. Is tradition over?

    Edgar Allan Poe graveside "toaster" doesn't show -- again. Is tradition over?
    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...