Summer lingered, but Fall has arrived at Poe House
Every year I feel that frisson of excitement as the season turns to deeper, darker amusements. Happy October! It's an especially important month for Poe House: October 7th marks the anniversary of Poe's death, while the city itself comes alive with Halloween on the horizon. Let's have some fun!
In this newsletter you'll find updates about a new "From the Vault" painting exhibit at Poe House, plus details about the 5th Annual Black Cat Ball (this year is a special MOVIE NIGHT), a new Poe House calendar and Poe House anthology, and even a Toast With Ghosts! Take a scroll and find out all that this season has in store.
Yours in Poe, Enrica Jang Director, Poe Baltimore
Movie Night at The Black Cat Ball,
Thursday, Oct 26!
Be afraid: this year's 5th Annual Black Cat Ball is a movie party at Baltimore's historic Charles Theatre! For one night only, Roger Corman's 1962 "Tales of Terror", a classic horror fest of three of Poe's most macabre stories, returns to the silver screen. See some bloody good Poe fun, starring none other than Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Basil Rathbone! General Admission includes the movie, popcorn and soda, plus silent auction and prizes! Come in costume, or come as you are, but get ready to walk our Gothic Red Carpet!
Also... true Poe-heads are invited early for a Bloody Sangria and Tapas VIP PRE-PARTY. This ticketed event includes sangria and tapas from Tapas Teatro, as well as general admission to the movie, admission for you and a guest at Poe House, AND a mystery gift. Not to miss: PRE-PARTY BEGINS AT 6PM! (Must be 21 or over to be admitted to the pre-party.) Don't wait! Tickets are on sale NOW!
2018 Poe House Calendar and Anthology
NEW Poe House Calendar for 2018, and exclusive to Poe House! Get this haunting collection of photographs from Poe Baltimore and The Baltimore Camera Club, the oldest continuously operating photographic society in the US. Proceeds support both organizations. Buy online or pick up in the Poe House gift shop.
The Poe House Anthology, a collection of works that Poe wrote while he lived in the house on Amity Street in Baltimore. This paperback includes 10 stories and 5 poems, and includes an introduction by Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore President, David F. Gaylin. Spot illustrations by artist, Jason Strutz. This collection is available in our gift shop or online.
Poe House is also participating in FREE FALL BALTIMORE. Baltimore and Maryland students who visit the house this month (with valid ID) may pick up a free copy. Only 500 free student copies available (limit 1 per family), so stop in soon!
'From The Vault' Painting Exhibit
A new exhibit featuring portraits of Edgar Allan Poe and other figures important to Poe's life and legacy. The exhibit is free with paid admission to The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum.The exhibit runs through November 20, 2017.
A Toast Among Ghosts, Saturday, Oct 7
Baltimore County Public Library and Foundation for BCPL invites you to party with Edgar Allan Poe at Reisterstown Branch for A Toast Among Ghosts, a spooky night of fun, food and beer in a historic cemetery. Poe Baltimore is joining the festivities, and long-serving volunteer and author, David F. Gaylin, will be on hand to tell tales of Poe's life in Baltimore. The event will feature live music by local bands, local food trucks, beer from RavenBeer, David Keltz as Edgar Allan Poe, plus ghost stories around a fire pit and guided tours through the historic Reisterstown Community Cemetery (est. 1764). Tickets still available for an event not to miss!
Help Us Keep the Parlor Door Open
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SAVE THE DATE: October 7, 2017 Toast Among Ghosts October 8, 2017 (every second Sunday ea/month) Poe and Poets
2:00-3:00 PM October 26, 2017 Movie Night at The Black Cat Ball