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Edgar Allan Poe Lives

October 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Edgar Allan Poe, live via re-enactment in Hill-Stead’s Drawing Room!

Poe at the Pope’s will bring the author and poet to life through actor Campbell Harmon’s dramatic readings, historical biography and direct audience interaction inside Hill-Stead.

After a wine and cheese reception on the carriage porch, guests will proceed to the Drawing Room to hear “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven” performed live. Afterward, walk through the library to see original printings of Poe’s works, collected by the Pope family and the séance vignette to capture the spirit of the season.

This performance will be repeated on October 28.


Edgar Allan Poe was the first American writer to attempt to support himself solely on writing alone. He wrote the first modern detective story, the first modern science fiction story, and founded the modern horror genre. His famous, tragic love for his wife, Virginia, helped to inspire his landmark poem, The Raven. Speculation over the cause of his mysterious death in 1849 continues to this day. His writings still speak to us more than 160 years later and have inspired countless stage and film adaptations.

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