Good news for fans of Edgar Allan Poe. The west Baltimore house where the great author lived as a young man is reopening -- at least for the month of October.
The house, beset by financial trouble, has been closed since September 2012. It is now under the management of a new organization, Poe Baltimore, and will be open on weekends this month.
The group plans to reopen the brick rowhouse at 203 N. Amity St. for good in the spring. Hours this month are noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. And admission is free!
Here are other Poe-related events sponsored by the Poe Society this weekend:
• 1:15 p.m. Tribute to Poe at the Poet’s Grave. Location: Westminster Hall burying grounds, 519 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore
• 2:00 p.m. 91st Commemorative Edgar Allan Poe Lecture: “‘And Discoveries Still Farther South’: Arthur Gordon Pym and Nascent Literary Southernness” by Shawn Miller of Francis Marion University). Location: E. A. Poe Room of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St.