Events

DATE EVENT VENUE
April 28, 2016 - June 19, 2016
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Exhibit: The Unknown Poes: Edgar Allan Poe's Talented Family Richmond VA
Poe Museum
Edgar wasn't the only talented member of the Poe family. His parents were actors, his brother was a poet, and his sister was an artist. Learn about these forgotten Poes and see original artifacts including a piece of artwork painted by Poe's sister Rosalie Mackenzie Poe.
May 26, 2016 - July 24, 2016
12:00 AM
Exhibit: Painting the Enchanted Garden 3 Poe Museum
Richmond VA
While most might associate Edgar Allan Poe with horror and mysteries, the nineteenth century author loved and wrote about gardens. In fact, the centerpiece of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond is an Enchanted Garden based on his poem “To One in Paradise.” The garden, in turn, has inspired the Poe Museum to invite artists to sketch, paint, or photograph the site for its upcoming exhibit Painting the Enchanted Garden 3, which will open at the May 26 Unhappy Hour and conclude July 24.
June 3, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Richmond's Hidden History Tour: Church Hill Poe Museum
Richmond VA
The Poe Museum is again partnering with Richmond Discoveries to offer a series of historic tours of Richmond!

These tours will highlight the unusual and little-heard stories of Richmond's past, especially the city's past that may not be obviously seen at first glance. The June 3rd tour will be focused on the Church Hill area.

The tour meets at 5:30 and last until approximately 7:30. Tours will depart from the Poe Museum (1914 East Main Street, Richmond). Preregistration is REQUIRED. You can sign up through the Richmond Discoveries website (http://www.richmonddiscoveries.com/publicstrangetours.php ), call (804) 222-8595 OR (804) 648-5523, or register in person at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum.

Richmond is a city of hills, and these walking tours can be moderately strenuous. Please bring the following with you:
-Sturdy walking shoes;
-Drinking water and/or other sustenance;
-Your receipt from your online transaction

These tours are NOT suitable for children under 8.
June 9, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
James River Writers/Poe Museum Literary Salon: Bearing Witness 2300 East Broad Street, Richmond VA Patrick Henry Pub and Grille
Richmond VA
Our third Literary Salon will be hosted by Dr. David Coogan, author and professor at VCU! His latest book, Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail, was recently featured in Style Weekly (copy and paste this link: http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/book-excerpt-writing-our-way-out-memoirs-from-jail/Content?oid=2260685 ).

To read more about Dr. David Coogan and his work head to: http://www.davidcoogan.com/


About the Literary Salons
We’re bringing back the grand tradition of the literary salon, an intimate setting to meet & fraternize with local authors and artists, as they in turn guide you in your own writing practice. Whatever your genre, this is a great way to connect, to learn, and to philosophize.

Salons are organized by topic and are held on the second Thursday of every other month, February, April, June,and August. There is no cover charge for these events. We welcome writerly types of all experience levels and readers, thinkers, and artists of every sort. Be sure to bring your favorite writing implements.
June 10, 2016
8:00 PM
The Latin Ballet of Virginia and The Poe Museum Present: Poemas Dogwood Dell at Byrd Park
Richmond VA
The Latin Ballet and the Poe museum are collaborating to put on another performance of Poemas. The performance will take place at the Dogwood Dell Amphitheatre in Byrd Park on June 10th. Admission is free

Poemas is a dance theatre production inspired by the life and poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, Alfonsina Storni, Pablo Neruda and Federico Garcia Lorca. The performance is choreographed in dance theatre, contemporary dance, contemporary and traditional Flamenco, Latino American dance and Spanish classical dance forms to give each poet an accurate character illustration in the most traditional and cultural interpretation.


Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poemas-tickets-25758011907#tickets
June 23, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
June Unhappy Hour: Masque of the Red Death Poe Museum
Richmond VA
Come get miserable with us at our June Unhappy Hour! Featuring a cash bar, live music, light refreshments. Also going that evening is the opening of our newest exhibit "Pandemics and Poe," which highlights the diseases featured in Poe's works and the epidemics that were common during Poe's time.

Admission is $5 but is always free for museum members and those holding an Unhappy Hour Season Pass!
June 24, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Richmond's Hidden History Tour: Shockoe and the River Poe Museum
Richmond VA
The Poe Museum is again partnering with Richmond Discoveries to offer a series of historic walking tours of Richmond!

These tours will highlight the unusual and little-heard stories of Richmond's past, especially the city's past that may not be obviously seen at first glance. The June 24th tour will be focused on strange and unusual stories from Shockoe Bottom and the James River.

The tour meets at 5:30 and last until approximately 7:30 and will depart from the Poe Museum (1914 East Main Street, Richmond).

Preregistration is REQUIRED. You can sign up through the Richmond Discoveries website (http://www.richmonddiscoveries.com/publicstrangetours.php ), call (804) 222-8595 OR (804) 648-5523, or register in person at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum.

Richmond is a city of hills, and these walking tours can be moderately strenuous. Please bring the following with you:
-Sturdy walking shoes;
-Drinking water and/or other sustenance;
-Your receipt from your online transaction

These tours are NOT suitable for children under 8.

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