Frazier History Museum

An Evening with Poe

Open now through November 4, 2018

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 Heart, The 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. 

Every year, the Frazier partners with local schools to celebrate Poe’s legacy through artwork. The top-scoring pieces are featured in the Frazier’s Great Hall, and all submissions can be found in our online gallery. Special thanks to the students who contributed! 

Additionally, the Frazier is proud to showcase Poe-related artifacts on loan from Dr. Ted Steinbock, including nineteenth-century illustrated editions of Poe’s works and woodcut engravings by Fritz Eichenberg.