Thursday, January 20, 2011

At Poe's in Richmond

Hidden away at the corner of 20th and Main is the Edgar Allan Poe Museum. I've visited a number of times and it's always deserted. I've found that many of museums and homes dedicated to American writers meet the same fate. Last year, when I visited William Faulkner's home in Oxford, Mississippi, I had the place to myself. Similarly, when I visit the Thomas Wolfe house in Asheville, North Carolina.

I was a bit disappointed on this latest visit to the Poe Museum because the Raven Room was more.  I always enjoyed reading The Raven in the upstairs room painted red.