Events

DATE EVENT VENUE
January 17, 2015 - May 24, 2015
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Chambers of the Red Death: A Study in Light and Shadow by Nicole Pisaniello Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Artist Nicole Pisaniello interprets Poe's terror tale "The Masque of the Red Death" through an exhibit of shadow boxes.
April 23, 2015 - June 21, 2015
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Painting the Enchanted Garden II Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
In honor of the Garden Club of Virginia's ongoing restoration of the Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden, the Museum hosted artists interested in interpreting the garden through a sketch, painting, or photography from March 15 through April 19 for its second annual Painting the Enchanted Garden exhibit. The exhibit opens in time for the 93rd anniversary of the garden's public opening.

Painting the Garden II debuted at our first Unhappy Hour of the season, on Thursday, April 23, from 6-9 p.m., and will run through June 21. For more information, visit http://www.poemuseum.org/blog/art-celebrates-poes-love-of-gardens/
May 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Plant Sale Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Take home a piece of the Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden this Mother's Day Weekend, May 8-10!

The Poe Museum is holding a plant sale from 10-5 on Friday and Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday (while supplies last). All of the plants available at the sale are found in the Museum's Enchanted Garden. Offerings include: Heirloom Roses, Germanders, Irises, Hydrangeas, and much more!
May 28, 2015 - July 19, 2015
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Exhibit: "The Oblong Box" Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Put your sleuthing skills to the test as you learn about one of Poe’s lesser known mysteries!
May 28, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
May UNhappy Hour: "The Oblong Box" Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden for live music from Teejay Johnson, a cash bar, food, performances, and the opening of "The Oblong Box" exhibit. Cost: $5
May 29, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Richmond Strange Stories Walking Tour Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
This tour will highlight unusual and little-heard stories of Richmond's past, focusing on strange stories from the neighborhood surrounding the Virginia State Capitol. Not suitable for children under 8.

Tours depart from the Poe Museum. Preregistration is REQUIRED. Call Richmond Discoveries at (804) 222-8595 OR the Poe Museum at (804) 648-5523, or register in person at the Poe Museum.
June 4, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Reading: "Poe in Place" by Charles Cantalupo Poe Museum
1914 East Main Street Richmond VA
Charles Cantalupo will perform "Poe in Place," a series of new poems inspired by each of the cities in which Edgar Allan Poe lived.

Charles Cantalupo is the author of a series of poems on the cities where Edgar Allan Poe lived throughout his life, called “Poe in Place.” Excerpts have been published in The Edgar Allan Poe Review, Poe’s Pervasive Influence, and The Spirit of Poe. Cantalupo’s reading at The Poe Museum will mark the first time “Poe in Place” has ever been performed in its entirety.

Poet, translator, scholar, and documentary filmmaker, Charles Cantalupo is Distinguished Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and African Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. His literary memoir, Joining Africa – From Anthills to Asmara (2012), won a Next Generation Indie Book Award in 2012. His newest collection of poetry, Where War Was, will be published later this year, and he has published three previous collections: Light the Lights (2004), Anima/l Woman and Other Spirits (1996), and The Art of Hope (1985). He is one of the world’s leading translators of African language poetry. A co-author of the historic Asmara Declaration on African Languages and Literatures, he is the writer and director of Against All Odds, a documentary about poets and poetry in Africa. His work has received major support from the Ford and Rockefeller foundations and the World Bank, and he is also the author of books on Thomas Hobbes, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, and Eritrea.
June 4, 2015
12:00 PM
Lecture: "The Poe You May Not Know" by Barbara Cantalupo Virginia Historical Society
428 North Boulevard Richmond VA 23220
On June 4 at noon, Barbara Anne Cantalupo will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "The Poe You May Not Know."

Poe and the Visual ArtsAlthough Edgar Allan Poe’s name is most often identified with stories of horror and fear, Barbara Cantalupo's talk will reveal the less familiar Poe—the one who often goes unrecognized or forgotten—the Poe whose early love of beauty was a strong and enduring draw. Poe’s “deep worship of all beauty,” expressed in an 1829 letter to John Neal when Poe was just twenty, never entirely faded, despite the demands of his commercial writing and editorial career. “The Poe You May Not Know” gives us a look at Poe’s connection to such visual beauty, his commitment to “graphicality” (a word he coined), and his knowledge of the visual arts.

Barbara Cantalupo, associate professor of English at Penn State Lehigh Valley, is the editor of The Edgar Allan Poe Review and author of Poe and the Visual Arts.

For more information, visit the Virginia Historical Society's website at http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/lectures-and-classes/poe-you-may-not-know-barbara-anne
June 5, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Richmond Strange Stories Walking Tour Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
This tour will highlight unusual and little-heard stories of Richmond's past, focusing on strange stories from Church Hill. Not suitable for children under 8.

Tours depart from the Poe Museum. Preregistration is REQUIRED. Call Richmond Discoveries at (804) 222-8595 OR the Poe Museum at (804) 648-5523, or register in person at the Poe Museum.
June 12, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Richmond Strange Stories Walking Tour Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
This tour will highlight unusual and little-heard stories of Richmond's past, focusing on strange stories from the James River and Shockoe Bottom. Not suitable for children under 8.

Tours depart from the Poe Museum. Preregistration is REQUIRED. Call Richmond Discoveries at (804) 222-8595 OR the Poe Museum at (804) 648-5523, or register in person at the Poe Museum.
June 19, 2015
5:30 PM
Richmond Strange Stories Walking Tour Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
This tour will highlight unusual and little-heard stories of Richmond's past, focusing on strange stories from the neighborhood surrounding the Virginia State Capitol. Not suitable for children under 8.

Tours depart from the Poe Museum. Preregistration is REQUIRED. Call Richmond Discoveries at (804) 222-8595 OR the Poe Museum at (804) 648-5523, or register in person at the Poe Museum.
June 21, 2015 - June 27, 2015
08:00 AM - 20:00 PM
Edgar Allan Poe Young Writers' Conference 1914 East Main Street Richmond VA
Poe Museum
If you are or know a high school student who loves writing, this week-long residential writing conference is for you. Students will learn from professional editors, novelists, journalists, poets and more while visiting some of the sites that inspired Poe's works. Visit http://www.poemuseum.org/students-writers-conference.php for more information.
June 25, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
June UNhappy Hour: Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden for live music by Fool's Errand, a cash bar, food, and performances. The theme for this Unhappy Hour is Poe's story "Hop-Frog." Cost: $5
June 26, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Richmond Strange Stories Walking Tour Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
This tour will highlight unusual and little-heard stories of Richmond's past, focusing on strange stories from Church Hill. Not suitable for children under 8.

Tours depart from the Poe Museum. Preregistration is REQUIRED. Call Richmond Discoveries at (804) 222-8595 OR the Poe Museum at (804) 648-5523, or register in person at the Poe Museum.
July 23, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
July UNhappy Hour: "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden for live music by The Embalmers, a cash bar, food, and performances. The theme for this Unhappy Hour is Poe's story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether." Cost: $5
August 27, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
August UNhappy Hour: "Premature Burial" Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden for live music by Maroon Corey, a cash bar, food, performances, and grave-robbing prevention demonstration! The theme for this Unhappy Hour is Poe's story "Premature Burial." Cost: $5
September 24, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
September UNhappy Hour: "The Gold Bug" Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden for live music by the Chris Vasi Trio, a cash bar, food, and performances. The theme for this Unhappy Hour is Poe's story "The Gold-Bug." Cost: $5
October 22, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
October UNhappy Hour: "The Cask of Amontillado" Poe Museum
1914 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23223
Join us in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden for the final Unhappy Hour of the year. This is also the spookiest one of the season and will feature live music by Connor Wood, a cash bar, food, and performances. Halloween costumes are encouraged, although not required! The theme for this Unhappy Hour is Poe's story "The Cask of Amontillado." Cost: $5

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