Upcoming Events

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Virginia Poe Bicentennial 

Monthly events recognizing Virginia Poe; to register click here.


Edgar Allan Poe famously claimed the "death of a beautiful woman"  the most poetical subject in the world. The prolonged suffering of his beautiful, dying wife, Virginia Poe (1822 - 1847,) almost certainly inspired this belief.


Muse, poetess, child bride, daughter of Baltimore, Virginia Poe remains one of the most enigmatic and controversial figures in the famed author's history. Commemorating the 200th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe's beloved wife, the Virginia Poe Bicentennial will include monthly virtual and in-person programs including grave-side chats, hidden history, discussion series, and exhibits. 

Upcoming Events:


April 2022 _ The Poetess

May 2022 _ The Mother

June 2022 _ The Marriage

July 2022 _ The Mourning

August 2022 _ Virginia Poe Bicentennial Gothic Tea Party and Reception

The Virginia Poe Bicentennial is presented by Poe Baltimore, Westminster Hall & Burying Ground, Maryland Women's Heritage Center, the Poe Cottage at Fordham (Bronx, NYC,) with generous help and participation from Poe Studies Association, The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore and The Poe Museum (Richmond.)

Lunch Under the Pipes (LUP): Check back for dates 

The University of Maryland Carey School of Law and Westminster Preservation Trust, Inc. are proud to sponsor "Lunch Under the Pipes," a free lunchtime recital series featuring Westminster Hall's beautifully restored 1882 Johnson pipe organ.  People attending the recitals are invited to bring their lunch. For information or to be added to our mailing list, please call us at 410-706-2072 or email us at info@westminsterhall.org. 

Bromo Arts District

Located in Downtown Baltimore, the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District was established in 2012 to realize the area’s potential as a thriving downtown arts neighborhood. The Bromo Arts and Entertainment District creates a better Baltimore by supporting artists and arts organizations in a 117 acre area on the west side of Baltimore. See what happening in the District by visiting Bromo Arts.