Just in time of the bicentennial of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth, his Philadelphia home is getting a new look. The house is located a few blocks from downtown Philadelphia, where Poe lived for about 18 months in the early 1840s.
The current exhibits in the home are 30 years old, and interpretive program specialist Mary Jenkins says it’s time for a change. Jenkins says visitors will see Poe’s influence on world literature and on popular culture.
The home will close December 1 and reopen January 17. The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, only blocks from the historic home “boasts the world’s finest collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia and personal belongings.” It remains open to visitors and includes a complete online source of information, works by Poe, educational resources, and Poe “products” – such as books, t-shirts, and – you guessed it – drinking glasses.