Frazier History Museum

An Evening With Poe

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From September 28 - February 18, 2018

Since 2010, the Frazier History Museum has held an annual celebration of Edgar Allan Poe.  As part of the 2017 event, the Museum will feature live interpretive performance series An Evening with Poe, original Poe related objects, and an exhibit of local student art celebrating the spirit of Poe's work.  

Poe's name brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. In print since 1827, his works include such literary classics as The Tell-Tale HeartThe Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher. Poe's versatile body of work includes short fiction, poems, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews. He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America's first great literary critic and theoretician.