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Richmond’s Old Stone House and Poe Museum by Rose Marie Mitchell

Thursday, October 30, 12:00pm1:00pm
Children $4 Members Free (Join today) Seniors $5 Adults $6
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Virginia Historical Society
Halsey Family Lecture Hall
Part of the Banner Lecture Series category.
Part of the program.
On October 30 at noon, Rose Marie Mitchell will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "Richmond’s Old Stone House and Poe Museum."

Richmond's The Old Stone HouseEven though the Old Stone House in Richmond is often called the Poe House because the legend has grown that the writer once lived in the structure, the story is not true. Poe never lived there. How then did the connection between the man and the house eventually become a reality and not just an Idea? After countless years of interest in Edgar Allan Poe and over three years of research, Rose Marie Mitchell has gathered the facts and stories to bring it all together to show how the house and the man are connected and how the Old Stone House is worthy of preservation in its own right and certainly worthy of being a memorial site for the internationally known and respected author.

Rose Marie Mitchell, a member of the Poe Foundation Board, is the author of Richmond’s The Old Stone House: Its History and How It Became the Edgar Allan Poe Museum.

Avoid the lines after the lecture and pre-order your signed copy of the book.

Limited parking at the VHS due to construction

Please arrive in  time to find parking in the VMFA deck, in the lot behind St Mark’s Church on Colonial Avenue, or on the street.

While we continue making improvements to our building, Banner Lectures will be held in the Halsey Family Lecture Hall for the next few months. You will love the new chairs—another sign of progress.

Free admission for Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a Press Pass coupon.

 

In the museum shop

Rose Marie Mitchell has compiled the facts and the human interest stories about Edgar Allan Poe and the Old Stone House in Richmond.
$19.95
Richmond's Old Stone House

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