This Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2015, ten historic homes and museums around Richmond will offer free admission for Time Travelers Weekend. Venues include Agecroft Hall, Maymont’s Dooley Mansion, the Poe Museum, and the White House of the Confederacy. Just show this Time Travelers Passport (either printed or on a mobile device).
Ten participating sites – Agecroft Hall, Dabbs House Museum, The John Marshall House, Maymont, Meadow Farm Museum, The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Virginia House, White House of the Confederacy, The 1812 John Wickham House and Wilton House Museum – will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport, available via download from websites of participating attractions. This special offer equates to savings of more than $55 per person. (Some restrictions may apply.)
Download your passport or show via your mobile device. Read the media release for information on each site.”
Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday this Saturday, January 19th from 11:55am until 11:55pm at The Poe Museum (1914-16 East Main Street). The Museum will be open from 10am – Midnight with main events starting at noon. Cash bar opens at 4pm. Snacks, birthday cake, and midnight champagne toast included with $5 admission.
12:00 pm: Guided tour. Gift shop sale: select items, up to 50% off! In store only, not valid for online purchases. Ongoing until 4:00 P.M.
12:30 pm: Performance of “the Tell-Tale Heart”
1:00 pm: Lecture on The 170th Anniversary of “the Tell-Tale Heart” by Chris Semtner, Curator of the Poe Museum
2:00 pm: Walking tour of Poe’s Richmond led by Chris Semtner. Guided tour. Performance of an instrumental composition inspired by Poe’s poem “the Valley of Unrest” by trumpeter and composer Victor X. Haskins http://victorhaskins.com/
3:00 pm: Showdown of Poe’s Brides
4:00 pm: Art sale at the bar. Ongoing until 11:00 pm, featuring works by the Clockwork Collective and Abigail Larson. Guided tour
4:30 pm: Cutting of Poe’s Birthday Cake
5:00 pm: Reading of “the Raven” and other poems
5:30 pm: Live from London via telecast, a performance of “the Tell-Tale Heart” and other Poe stories by actor Tony Parkin
6:00 pm: Guided Tour
6:30 pm: Film screening of a 2010 animated short of “the Tell-Tale Heart” directed by Michael Swertfager.
7:00 pm: Film screening of a 1928 experimental silent version of “the Fall of the House of Usher” directed by James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber
7:30 pm: Poe Trivia (with Poe Museum merchandise prizes)
8:00 pm: Living History Walking tour of Poe’s Richmond led by Poe’s fiance, the poetess Sarah Helen Whitman.
9:00 pm: Live music by The Blue and the Grey
10:00 pm: Reading of “The Black Cat”
10:15 pm: Live music continues
11:15 pm: Living History Seance performed by Sarah Helen Whitman
12:00 am: Champagne toast
The Virginia Holocaust Museum has generously allowed for its bus parking lot to be used for additional parking. The bus lot entrance is on the corner of 21st and Dock St. Parking is provided for the duration of the Birthday Bash only, so please do not leave your vehicles overnight. Street parking will be available as well.