Poe in the Parlor
Oct. 17 2023
Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Spiegel Grove - home of Rutherford B. Hayes, Fremont, OH, USA Open in Google Map
6:30 p.m.

In all of American literature, no writer is more closely associated with the Halloween season than Edgar Allan Poe. Poe was one of the first authors to earn a living from his craft, and he is credited with inventing the detective story as well as an early contributor to what later became the genre of science fiction. But Poe is most often remembered for his unnerving and macabre poetry and short stories. President Rutherford B. Hayes, a lifelong avid reader, had a three-volume anthology of Poe’s work in his personal library. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums will remember the legacy of Edgar Allan Poe by hosting Poe in the Parlor in the Hayes Home. Guests will enjoy a dramatic live reading of some of Poe’s work set against the dark ambiance of a Victorian mansion in the evening. Hayes Home Guide Kent McClary will be the reader. Tickets are required and can be purchased online at rbhayes.org. Tickets are $10 for non-members and $8 for Hayes Presidential members. Sponsored by KF Construction & Excavating, LLC.

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