facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Poe House may reopen this autumn

Jan. 20, 2013 at 1:29 PM   |   Comments

BALTIMORE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Organizers at the Edgar Allan Poe House in Baltimore say the tourist attraction may reopen as early as this fall.

The Poe House, which lost funding from the city of Baltimore in 2010, has been closed to the public since Sept. 28, The Baltimore Sun reported. Supporters are seeking to obtain official nonprofit designation for the house where Poe lived for two years in the early 1830s

"Though we're still in the early stages, things are picking up steam," said Mark Redfield, vice president of the board of directors for Poe Baltimore, the nonprofit organization created to run the Poe House and Museum. "At this point, we don't have a specific date to reopen. But we're hoping it will happen sometime this fall."

Redfield and Poe Museum curator Jeff Jerome have been raising money for the museum independently.

On Saturday, the two held a party in honor of Edgar Allan Poe's 204th birthday, which brought in between $2,000 and $3,000 for the museum.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Kim Zolciak denies Photoshopping in Instagram pics Kim Zolciak denies Photoshopping in Instagram pics
2
Polly Bergen, Emmy Award-winning actress, dies Polly Bergen, Emmy Award-winning actress, dies
3
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting: 'We can't wait' to have kids Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting: 'We can't wait' to have kids
4
Miranda Lambert in tears as she sings to sick 7-year-old fan Miranda Lambert in tears as she sings to sick 7-year-old fan
5
'Fashion Police' will continue in 2015, despite the death of Joan Rivers 'Fashion Police' will continue in 2015, despite the death of Joan Rivers
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback