Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, ..."
Richmond's Poe Museum boasts the world's finest collection of Edgar Allan Poe's manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia and personal belongings. Opened in 1922, in The Old Stone House, the museum is only blocks away from Poe's first Richmond home and his first place of employment, the Southern Literary Messenger.
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Poe and his works have been a fixture in popular culture ever since “The Raven” caused an international sensation in 1845. The Poe Museum avidly collects items like movie posters, comic books, advertisements, records, videos, commemorative stamps and toys that feature Poe and his works. One of the largest pieces on display to the Poe Museum is an 1885 marble and bronze memorial to the author. One of the smallest is a bronze bell with a handle in the shape of Poe.
|(photo: Enchanted Garden, 1927, Poe Museum)|
You might be surprised to learn Poe loved nature and wrote a number of pieces about nature and landscape gardens. Plan a trip to visit the Poe Museum during April, National Poetry Month, when the Enchanted Garden is in full bloom. Take a virtual tour here.
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum is located at 1914-16 East Main Street, Richmond, Va.
Learn more about the Poe Museum here.
"... Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore.'"