Tag Archives: The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe on Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, a holiday Americans celebrated even back in Edgar Allan Poe’s time. In fact, one of his friends, Anna Charlotte Lynch, hosted an annual St. Valentine’s Day party at her home in New York. Throughout 1845, Poe was a favorite guest at Lynch’s weekly literary soirees. In her words, “During the time that…

James Carling Exhibit Extended to July 29

If you didn’t get a chance to see the Poe Museum’s new exhibit of James Carling’s 43 stunning “Raven” illustrations, you still have time. Due to popular demand, we have extended the show until July 29. We even printed a limited edition catalog, which is available at our online store. During your visit, you can…

Charles Dickens Meets Edgar Allan Poe

Charles Dickens turned 200 today. Many readers know the novels of Dickens, but few may know that he and Poe were personally acquainted. Edgar Allan Poe was an admirer of Dickens’s works since “strongly recommending” Dickens’s works to American readers in a June 1836 review from the Southern Literary Messenger. In an 1839 issue of…

More Selections from James Carling’s “Raven” Drawings

The Poe Museum’s new special exhibit “Stormier, Wilder, and More Weird: James Carling and ‘The Raven’” opened on January 14, and visitors were in awe of Carling’s 43 masterful drawings, which fill both floors of the Exhibit Building. The artist who produced these drawings, James Carling, was born in 1857 in Liverpool. He was fifth…

Edgar Allan Poe’s 203rd Birthday Bash

The Museum will be open from 10am – Midnight with events starting at NOON. Admission is $5 for the whole day, and you may come and go as you please so you can check out all the events you want to see!!! Events are still being added to the schedule, but see the current line-up…

Stormier, Wilder and More Weird: James Carling and “The Raven”

In 1887, the promising young artist James Carling was buried in a pauper’s grave in Liverpool. He was only twenty-nine. During his lifetime, he had been celebrated as the “Fastest Drawer in the World” and the “Lightning Caricaturist.” Though his “lightning” drawing skills had brought him from a childhood in poverty on the streets of…

Unhappy Hour on the Night’s Plutonian Shore

Our September Unhappy Hour featured Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poem, “The Raven”. The evening was visited by a veritable flock of winged visitors thanks to some lovely Raven masks – some of which were made for the Poe Museum by a local craftsperson. The evening featured the U.S. debut of an art exhibit entitled…

Poe Museum to Host U.S. Debut of Raven Art

On Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 6-9P.M., the Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia will celebrate the opening of the United States debut of a new art exhibit, The Raven, Terror & Death, with an Unhappy Hour devoted to Edgar Allan Poe’s 1845 poem “The Raven.” Guests will enjoy raven readings, films, music, games, and, of…

Small Fry Visit Museum

Kids showing off their freshly made Raven puppets (photo courtesy of Tammy Breeding) For the past few weeks, the Poe Museum has played host to several primary school aged groups who were interested in learning about Edgar Allan Poe as part of their summer enrichment. Our usual bailiwick is middle and high school aged pupils,…

The Raven Receives Fan Mail

In what may possibly be a Poe Museum first, we received a letter addressed to “The Raven” in care of the museum. Needless to say, the staff was intrigued and we passed the letter along to the Raven. The Raven was so pleased by the letter, that he asked me to share it on the…