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The Edgar Allan Poe Museum

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The Poe Museum began over a century ago when Edgar Allan Poe collector and researcher James Howard Whitty and a group of literary enthusiasts met in Poe’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia to create the state’s first monument to a writer.

Today, the Poe Museum boasts the most comprehensive collection of Poe-related artifacts and provides numerous events, programs, and resources to scholars and guests around the world.

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Upcoming Events

RVA Booklovers' Festival
10/19 10am

Come out and discover RVA's bookish delights! Celebrate fall literary-style with the best of East Coast authors, bookish vendors, RVA food trucks, and more!...

Sunday Reading Series - "The Black Cat"
10/20 12:30pm

Part of the Poe Museum's Sunday Readings Series, this will be a dramatic reading by Dean Knight of Poe's story "The Black Cat" in the Poe Shrine. Hopefully...

October UNhappy Hour
10/24 6pm

Join the Poe Museum for our October Unhappy Hour, and costumes are encouraged! This event will feature a costume contest with prizes for: Most BeautifulMost...

Shades of the Dead: A Workshop With Author David Salisbury
10/25 8:30pm

Maiden Mother Crone Metaphysical and The Poe Museum have joined forces to bring you David Salisbury, author of Witchcraft Activism, The Deep Heart of...

Poe's Pumpkin Patch
10/26 10am

This annual event features fun for the whole family! Feel free to come in costume, and plan for a fun day with face-painting, puppet-making, pumpkin...

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