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History Happy Hour: Friend or Foe—The Acquaintances of Edgar Allan Poe

October 5, 2021 , 6:00pm 7:00pm

Edgar Allan Poe—the American literary master of the macabre—had enough internal conflict in his life to write quite the sensational memoir. He mostly stuck to poetry and short stories, though. It was his enemies’ words that preserved his scandalous legacy. Discover a number of Poe’s “frenemies” who ended up at Green-Wood, such as Elizabeth F. Ellet, who exposed his correspondence with Frances S. Osgood and accused him of indecency; Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Poe’s literary executor who succeeded in depicting him as destitute alcoholic; and John Anderson; the tobacco shop owner believed to have offered Poe money to write “The Mystery of Marie Rogȇt.”

$9 / $4 for members. A Zoom link and recipe will be emailed the day before the program.

While we can’t actually bring the bar or the drinks to you, we can offer some history on tap! Bring your own beverage–why not try our recommended cocktail of the evening–and raise a glass to the past as we stay connected through our latest series, History Happy Hour.

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