An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe


On Friday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. visitors to the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum can relive the mystery and literary genius of Edgar Allan Poe through an evening of spooky dramatic readings. The announcement was made today by Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

“Edgar Allan Poe’s name is synonymous with suspense and horror,” said Garrera. “This spine-tingling presentation offers a unique way to enjoy the Halloween season.”

Known as the master of the macabre, Poe also pioneered the modern detective story and made significant innovations in science fiction. Poe’s own death may be among his greatest mysteries. Missing for several days, he was found wandering delirious on the streets of Baltimore in clothing that did not belong to him. Taken to a hospital, he died without ever becoming coherent, and the cause of his death remains unknown to this day. On the evening of October 26, Heritage Museum visitors will learn more about this mysterious man and experience chilling dramatic readings of select works by Poe. Discover horrifying accounts of terror, death and darkness, mourning, murder, madness, suffering, and tortured souls.

The program is considered appropriate for ages 13 and up. Admission to the event is free to members, $8 for adult non-members.