Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Baltimore's Poe House May Close

The city of Baltimore has cut funding to the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and the site may have to close as early as next year if a solution is not found. I can do no better than to repeat the comments of "Philly Poe Guy" Ed Pettit, who told the LATimes "What a travesty, that Baltimore won't fund the house, the site in their city of the most famous American writer ever. That is just absolutely, astoundingly stupid."

Hopefully there's a solution here, whether it's national park status, restitution of city funding, or something else entirely.

More on what the loss of funding means for the site here, and there's an online petition for the house as well. I've signed; you should too.

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