The Enigmatic Edgar A. Poe in Baltimore & Beyond - A Private Tour with the Exhibit Curator - SOLD OUT

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Hosted by Hopkins Baltimore & Arts, Entertainment, Media and Entrepreneur (AEME) Affinity

There is a very special exhibition on Edgar Allan Poe in Mt. Vernon, and this unique evening will provide full access and a private tour led by Gabrielle Dean; expert on literary rare books and manuscripts and curator of the exhibit. Items on display include an extremely rare copy of Poe’s very first published work of poems, "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Fall of the House of Usher" as they first appeared to readers in magazines, a lock of his hair, the engagement ring he gave to his teenage sweetheart, and much more.

While best known for his horror stories and poems, did you know about all the rest of his accomplishments? How was he connected to science fiction and detective novels? Why did an obituary in the New-York Tribune ruin his reputation? What makes his prominence in American Literature endure? Learn about Poe's legacy and other unusual items from the Susan Jaffe Tane Collection of Edgar Allan Poe, one of the finest private collections of Poe materials in the world, on loan for a limited time in Poe’s beloved Baltimore.

Surrounded by the beautiful “stacks” of The George Peabody Library, part of Johns Hopkins University's Sheridan Libraries, enjoy hearty autumn appetizers and, in keeping with the theme for the evening, also enjoy Ravenswood wines and specialty craft beers like Tell Tale Hearty Ale…join us!

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Check out the article on The HUB featuring this very exhibit.