Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe & Helen Whitman — Birthday Twins

One of the Providence Athenaeum’s most notable visitors was Edgar Allan Poe. In 1848 he traveled to the city in order to meet and court the wealthy widow and talented poet, Sarah Helen Whitman, with whom he happened to share a birthday, January 19th. She had once written a poem to Poe, to be shared

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Prov Athenaeum Opens Visitors’ Center

I suspect that the Edgar Allan Poe postcard will be popular; I grabbed two immediately. The new visitors’ center on the main floor of the Providence Athenaeum opened quietly last month in what had previously been the director’s office. In addition to used books, the center sells totes, mugs, a Lego model of the library,

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Poe Exhibit ‘Ravenous’ At The Athenaeum

This 1884 edition of “The Raven” illustrated by Gustave Doré is just one of the gems in Ravenous: The Enduring Legacy of Poe, the new exhibit at the Providence Athenaeum. Poe hair! Highlights from the Athenæum’s collection include Poe’s signature, a portrait of Sarah Helen Whitman, a print of Le Corbeau “The Raven” by Édouard

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‘The Conqueror Worm Suite’ — Off Broadway

(5.3) Immerse yourself in this multimedia interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm.” Take advantage of this unique west end experience tonight at 7:30pm. Trumpeter Ben Holmes & accordionist Patrick Farrell will present a suite of original music incorporating Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm” and accompanied projected animations by visual artist Natalie C.

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‘Mummy-In’ At RISD Museum

(6.19) Not About The Buildings and the Providence Athenaeum have teamed up once again, this time to commemorate the re-installation of the Egyptian galleries at the RISD Museum. Join us for a reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s witty and not terribly long 1845 story “Some Words with a Mummy.” In 1845 Poe published “Some Words

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Poe Birthday Celebration

The skies should be appropriately gloomy and threatening later today when fans of Edgar Allan Poe (born January 19, 1809) gather to celebrate his life and works. The rain should hold off long enough for a speech honoring Poe, as well as some readings from “The Raven”, “The Telltale Heart” and “Masque of the Red

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