Tuesday, November 16, 2010

John Cusack as Poe

The shoes are not period, but...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe and His Cottage

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage
An American Landmark

The Bronx County Historical Society honors this iconic writer because Poe was a Bronxite, spending his last years (1846-1849) living in a small cottage in the village of Fordham. His home still exists. The Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, built in 1812, is open to the public as a historic house museum, providing an intimate portrait of the man and the legend. It is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and operated as a museum by The Bronx County Historical Society since 1975. It is also a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City.

This is an exciting time in the history of the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage. The historic landmark is undergoing restoration, with the project breathing new life into it to assure its future. The Poe Park Visitor Center, currently under construction, will provide a program/exhibition space for year-round programming to help interpret Edgar Allan Poe and his Cottage to visitors from New York, the nation, and the world.

With these capital projects, we now look to the financial and programmatic future of this important house museum. The Society is hosting a fundraising event at the National Arts Club on Friday, December 10, 2010 in support of the Poe Cottage endowment. The benefit will be an evening of merriment, with a wine and cheese reception, a silent auction, and the world premiere of a song cycle by noted composer, Russell Currie, adapted from Poe’s poetry written in Poe Cottage.

The Society is proud of its four-decade association with the history and heritage of Poe and his Cottage. Now is the time to plan for its future as an important New York City cultural institution, with its roots deeply in the history of this city and nation. We hope you will consider joining us in this campaign. As a lover of Poe and a supporter of this great City, your participation can truly make a difference.
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe and His Cottage
December 10, 2010 - 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
National Arts Club - 15 Gramercy Park South
New York, New York 10003
_____ ticket(s) @ $100 per ticket

______ Additional Donation - We hope to see you at the Benefit Evening, however, if you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation in support of the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage.
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