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Birthday Bash

Help us celebrate Poe's 208th Birthday!

Toast in the Poe ShrineJanuary 21, 2017 at the Poe Museum

$5 All Day Admission


Be a part of the world’s largest annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday as only the Poe Museum can do it—with twelve straight hours of music, performance, tours, and (of course) birthday cake. Be sure to stick around for the midnight toast in the Poe Shrine!

The party lasts from noon to midnight with twelve straight hours of performances, film, music, readings, exhibits, walking tours and more for just $5 per person.

Edgar Allan Poe wearing a birthday hatBirthday Bash Schedule:

11:30-12:30 p.m. Museum Tour

11:45-1:15 p.m. Live Music Band: Junk Music with The Junkman

12:30-1:30 p.m. Neighborhood Walking Tour with Eliza Poe: Eliza and Edgar in Richmond

1:30-1:45 p.m. Performance: Elmira Shelton Poetry Reading

1:45-2:45 p.m. Walking Tour: Elmira Shelton: Elmira and Edgar in Richmond

2:00-2:20 p.m. Book Talk & Signing: Crash LaResh and Midnight, Me, and Bob Macabre

2:30-3:15 p.m. Reading: "The Black Cat"

3:00-3:30 p.m. Curator’s Corner: Scandals Exhibit

3:30-4:00 p.m. Talk and Reading Event: Poe Scandals

4:00-4:15 p.m. Birthday Cake Served

4:30-4:45 p.m. Ironclad Coffee Talk at Coffee Table

4:45-5:45 p.m. Event: James River Writers Poe Inspires Award Ceremony

5:00-6:00 p.m. Museum Tour 

6:00-6:30 p.m. Talk and Reading Event: Poe Scandals

6:30-7:30 p.m. Neighborhood Walking Tour: Poe’s Last Night in Richmond

6:30-8:00 p.m. Live Music: Band: League of Space Pirates

7:00-8:00 p.m. Museum Tour

8:15-9:30 p.m. Film Screening by Poe Movies

9:45-10:45 p.m. Museum Tour

10:00-10:15 p.m. Reading: "The Raven"

10:15-11:45 p.m. Live Music: Charming Disaster

12:00 a.m. Champagne Toast in the Poe Shrine

*This Schedule is Subject to Change*

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