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Book Launch and Discussion with David Gaylin

The Final Days of Edgar Allan Poe: Nevermore in Baltimore

Tuesday, June 11th beginning at 6:00pm

David Gaylin will read from his new book The Final Days of Edgar Allan Poe.  The reading will be followed by a Q&A session and a private tour of the Burying Ground.   Copies of the book will also be available for signing. For additional information or to register for the event click here. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

"Occurring in a time of primitive medicine and inconsistent record-keeping, Poe’s death has become one of the enduring mysteries of American literature. The Final Days of Edgar Allan Poe, marks the first attempt to offer a comprehensive and balanced study of this historical event. After chronicling the circumstances that may have contributed to the poet’s death, David Gaylin examines key details about the story. He traces Poe’s movements and personal encounters before also exploring how Poe was handled and treated by others who attempted to come to his aid. Proceeding with the liveliness of a detective story, the discussion sheds new light on these events, and it offers new information about the burial of Poe’s body and the subsequent relocations of his tomb. With the addition of supplementary reference materials including a register of formally proposed causes of death, a timeline of relevant events, and a map of Poe’s final movements in Baltimore, this book is an essential resource for both scholars and general readers seeking answers to the mystery of Poe’s death."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David F. Gaylin is a retired business owner from Baltimore, Maryland, where the shadow of Edgar Allan Poe is ever-present. A lifelong student and collector of Poe, his passion for the poet produced the book, Edgar Allan Poe’s Baltimore (2015). When he is not writing books and poetry, David volunteers at the Edgar Allan Poe House, and he is currently serving as president of the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore.

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Public Tours 1st Saturday of each month, weather permitting.

Tours are offered the 1st Saturday of each month at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Tours last approximately 1 hour.  Participants should enter the Burying Ground at the corner of Fayette and Greene Street. Please dress appropriately; a portion of the tour is held outside. Tours include the Burying Ground and Catacombs.

 

Fees are $5.00 for adults, children 4 and under FREE. Please bring exact change. If your group has more than 10 individuals please contact us for arrangements. For tour information and date confirmations, contact 410-706-2072 or email info@westminsterhall.org. If a tour is canceled, it will be posted on our website.

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Lunch Under the Pipes

Westminster Preservation Trust, Inc. (Westminster Hall) is the proud sponsor of "Lunch Under the Pipes (LUP)," a free lunchtime concert series featuring Westminster Hall's beautifully restored 1882 Johnson Pipe organ.  The concert series is open to the University of Maryland, Baltimore faculty, staff and students and the surrounding community.  Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch; seating is provided. 

 

For additional questions on Lunch Under the Pipes or to perform email info@westminsterhall.org.  We have completed the season and hope to return in Fall 2024.

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Baltimore Heritage Tours

Westminster Hall partners with Baltimore Heritage to bring additional tours of the Catacombs. Baltimore Heritage is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving historic buildings and revitalizing neighborhoods. Baltimore Heritage and its partners celebrate the historic places that tell the stories of families, neighborhoods and Baltimore City as a whole. 

Registration for Baltimore Heritage Tours are made through Baltimore Heritage. 

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