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Birthday bash in Richmond celebrates Edgar Allan Poe

Posted at 9:14 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 23:26:59-05

RICHMOND, Va. – A celebration was held in Shockoe Bottom Saturday to celebrate the birthday of Edgar Allan Poe.

The American poet and writer would have turned 211 years old Sunday.

The Poe Museum's Birthday Bash, which continued through midnight, featured live music, tours, living history and theatrical presentations.

Poe called the River City home for most of his childhood and portions of his adult life.

“Richmond is Poe's hometown," Poe Museum Curator Chris Semtner said. "This is where he spent more of his life than any other city. This is where he wrote his first poetry, this is where he fell in love, this is where he got married and began his career in journalism."

Click here to learn more about the Poe Museum.