The Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia
In honor of the bicentennial of Poe’s birth, RavenCon designated the Edgar Allan Poe Museum as the recipient of the proceeds of RavenCon’s charity auction in 2009. After working with the Poe Museum for over 15 years, we once again made them the recipient of our Charity Auction in 2022. Much thanks to our donors for making this possible! With their help, we raised $800 for the Poe Museum in 2009 and $2200 in 2022.
About the Richmond Poe Museum:
Although Baltimore, Maryland claims him, Edgar Allan Poe spent most of his youth in Richmond. He also has Virginia connections in that he was a student at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and stayed at Fort Monroe in Hampton during his short military career.
The Richmond Poe Museum is located on Main Street in the downtown area. “The Old Stone House” is the oldest building in the city. Poe did not live here, but would have seen this house, being that he lived a few blocks away, and his first job, at the Southern Literary Messenger, was also close by.
The museum hosts items from Poe’s life, manuscripts, letters, and memorabilia. Special exhibits throughout the year highlight his career.