We had nearly 200 people attend our Poe Museum Illumination event on December 2nd 2011.
Guests enjoyed music by Beggars of Life and enjoyed a living history appearance from Eliza Poe (as portrayed by the lovely Debbie Phillips), who favored us with some Christmas carols that would have been familiar in her time. Guests also were introduced to Miss Emmeline Edens, a lady from the mid-19th century who shared about Christmas traditions from that era. (Emmeline was portrayed by Poe Museum docent Amber Edens.)
While they enjoyed thousands of sparkling lights and ornaments which rendered our Enchanted Garden even more enchanted than usual, our guests got to sample tasty gingerbread and hot beverages courtesy of the Dirty Apron Catering Company.
Here is some video from the festivities:
And here are a few photos:
As always, more photos can be found in the Poe Museum’s flickr group.
It was a magical evening and we at the Poe Museum were delighted to share it with so many enthusiastic folks!