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Old Weird America: Edgar A. Poe

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Program Type: Lecture
Age: Adult

Join historian Cathy Polovina as she follows her curiosity and explores "Old Weird America," to look a bit closer at a variety of adventurous, innovative, and unusual characters throughout American history.

The Strange Death of Edgar A. Poe and the Posthumous “Poe Toaster”
Why was Poe was found wandering, incoherent, and on the brink of death while visiting Baltimore in 1849—and who is the mysterious visitor who still haunts his grave each year to drink a tribute to the writer who died too young?