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The Educator's Unhappy Hour

September 22nd, 2017 | Fri. 6 - 9 pm

Join us for our Educator's Unhappy Hour at the Poe Museum! Enjoy drinks, light food and Poe-themed activities. Dominion Service Company will also be providing free classroom supplies for teachers as part of our #DSCRCommunityActsOfKindness! RSVP here or contact for complimentary drink tokens and be sure to bring your school ID to grab your free supplies.

Programming includes a Mock Trial at 7 PM and a Garden Reading at 8 PM. The event will be open to all educators, plus one guest. FREE PARKING is available!

Time Travelers Weekend

September 23rd - 24th, 2017

The Richmond Region's most renowned historic sites offer visitors a "Passport" to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23rd-24th. Participating organizations are offering a prize opportunity for passport holders during this special weekend.

All sites will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport available below for download. You can show the passport on your smart phone or print a hardcopy.

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Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live!

September 23rd | 10 am - 5 pm 

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country, including the Poe Museum, will open their doors for complimentary admission to anyone with a Museum Day Live! ticket. The Museum Day Live! ticket provide complimentary admission for two people and can be downloaded here.  Get tickets here!

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September Unhappy Hour

September 28th | Thurs. 6 - 9 pm

Join the Poe Museum for our September Unhappy Hour! This one will feature live music from Charming Disaster, as well as a new exhibit on Poe's bone-chilling short story, "Berenice." This event is generously sponsored by Whisk, as well as Annemarie Beebe and Kia Ware.

Enjoy live music, a cash bar, light refreshments, and Poe-themed fun for the whole family!

No registration necessary | $8 Admission | FREE Museum Members & Children Under 6

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Special Lecture: "The Raven & Christian Thought" by Lecturer Joshua Lewis

October 8th, 2017 | 2 pm  

The meaning of a text is never fixed in time, but meaning develops and emerges as a reader comes into contact with it and interprets it within their own worldview. What would happen then, if Poe's famous poem, "The Raven,"was interpreted in light of biblical and theological presuppositions? In this presentation, Joshua S. Lewis, will apply a filter to "The Raven" that will allow us to see how Poe wrestles with the same ideas and questions that theologians and the Bible have struggled with for centuries. For example, what is the relation that humankind can have with nature? What of the afterlife? Are there spiritual beings that exist beyond the material world? What about human suffering?

Join us in the Garden for an intriguing presentation and dialogue that will provide creative new ways in which to read Poe's works.  

A Night Of Poetry In The Garden

October 14th, 2017 | Sat. 6 - 9 pm

James River Writers and the Poe Museum are co-hosting a special night of poetry in the Enchanted Garden, featuring readings by the acclaimed poets of the 15th Annual James River Writers Conference. The Poe Museum buildings and exhibits will be open to explore. A cash bar with beer & wine will be available as well as light hors d'oeuvres. Free admission.

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Fancy Me Mad

October 21st, 2017 | Sat. 5:30 - 8 pm

St. John's Church Foundation and The Poe Museum present Fancy Me Mad, a fall event honoring the spirits of the season. Featuring master storyteller, Edgar Allan Poe.

Please join us for a ghostly graveyard tour, followed by tales from Mr. Poe himself!

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WCVE Pre-Screening of American Masters-Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive

October 24th, 2017 | Tues. 6:30 - 9 pm 

On October 30, American Masters - Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive will premiere nationwide. This 90-minute documentary was produced by WNET out of New York, which is the parent company for THIRTEEN. It features interviews with Paul Collins, Roger Corman, Lynn Cullen, Matthew Pearl, Chris Semtner, and other Poe scholars. Local Richmond affiliate WCVE and the Poe Museum will co-host a highlight reel pre-screening of the documentary in the Enchanted Garden. This event would feature a Q&A with scholar and Poe Museum Curator Chris Semtner, readings of Poe’s works, cash bar, and light refreshments.

Preregistration required through WCVE. Free admission.

October Unhappy Hour

October 26th, 2017 | Thurs. 6 - 9 pm

Join the Poe Museum for our October Unhappy Hour! This one will feature live music from Tin Can Fish Band. Guests are encouraged to wear a Poe Museum shirt with single admission to get a friend in for free!

Enjoy live music, a cash bar, light refreshments, and Poe-themed fun for the whole family!

No registration necessary | $8 Admission | Free for Museum Members and Children Under 6

This event is generously sponsored by Property Results, LLC.

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Poe's Pumpkin Patch

October 28th, 2017 | Sat. 12 - 4 pm

Children of all ages are encouraged to come in costume for decorating pumpkins, making raven puppets, and playing fun games at the annual Poe’s Pumpkin Patch in the beautiful Enchanted Garden. There will be Poe-themed face-painting for children.

General Admission: Adults - $8. Costumed adults, seniors, AAA members, youth (7-17) - $6. Active military, Museum members, & children ages 6 and under are free.


Halloween at 2015 Hanover Avenue

October 31st, 2017 | Tues. 4 - 8 pm

Join the Poe Museum at Halloween on Hanover Avenue, a Richmond tradition! Museum representatives will be handing out Museum passes and candy.


James River Writers Literary Salon

November 16th, 2017 | Thurs. 7 - 9 pm

James River Writers and The Poe Museum welcome you back to the grand tradition of the literary salon - an intimate gathering centered around an inspiring host to "inform, educate, and delight." Each evening features discussion with an expert creative and allows for dynamic interaction among participants. Whatever your genre or art, this will be a great way to connect with like-minded writers; to learn, philosophizee, and leave inspired. There is no cover charge for these events. We welcome writerly types of all experience levels and readers, thinkers, and artists of every sort.


Museum Closed for Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2017 | Thursday


The Poe Museum will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.



Enchanted Garden Illumination

December 1st, 2017 | Friday 5 - 9 pm


The Poe Museum’s historic Enchanted Garden comes alive with thousands of lights as the Museum rings in the holiday season, Poe style! Enjoy hot chocolate, traditional Christmas music, Christmas cookies, warm holiday beverages, and even a holiday-themed Curator's Corner!


Christmas Eve Early Close

December 24th, 2017 | Sunday

The Poe Museum will be closing at 2:00 pm.


Poe's Birthday Bash

January 20th, 2018 | Sat. 12 pm - 12 am

Join the Poe Museum for the world’s largest annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday with an entire day of music, performance, tours, and (of course) birthday cake. Enjoy tours of the Museum, including the new exhibit, and Poe’s neighborhood, costumed interpreters, readings of Poe’s works, as well as light refreshments and a cash bar. At midnight, join us for a toast to Poe in the Shrine.

Birthday Bash Admission $8.00 | Museum Members and Children 6 and Under FREE