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A Gothic Evening with Edgar Allan Poe (8 p.m.)

409 S. Buchanan St., Edwardsville, IL 62025


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Back by popular demand, Anne Williams returns to perform a selection of dramatic readings of Poe's famous poems and short stories. The recitations are framed in the context of the author's life, interspersed with excerpts from newspapers, letters, and observations by contemporaries. Selections will include several of the following: The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Oval Portrait, The Cask of Amontillado, Morella, The Raven, Annabel Lee, The Bells, For Annie, A Dream Within A Dream, El Dorado, The Haunted Palace, and The Fall of the House of Usher (abridged).

This event is usually held in our parlor but due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, it will be held on our brick patio this year. Dress appropriately for the weather. 

Seating is limited for this program and tickets must be purchased in advance. Two performances are available for this popular program on October 24: 6-7:30 p.m., and 8-9:30 p.m. 
Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the historic site at 618-692-1818.

This event is for persons 17 years or older. Seating is limited for this program and tickets must be purchased in advance. Face masks must be worn by all ticket holders. 


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