Edgar Allan Poe's Life, Literature, and Legacy

by  Poe Museum

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Meet the "Master of the Macabre" Edgar Allan Poe! Students will explore the vast collection of Poe primary sources through an engaging tour of the Poe Museum. Students will leave with an understanding of Edgar Allan Poe's life, literary works, and legacy.

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Multipoint: $150.00
By Request: $150.00

Title I and Richmond City Public Schools are eligible for a discounted rate of $100.


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Art, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Reading, Social Studies/History, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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Poe Museum

Richmond, VA
United States

Founded in 1922, the Poe Museum houses the largest collection of Edgar Allan Poe artifacts, memorabilia, and manuscripts in the world. The Poe Museum celebrates the legacy of Poe, dubbed “the master of the macabre,” and his enduring impact on the cultural landscape of today. The Poe Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution.

Emma Clark

Program Details


1. This program introduces Poe's childhood in Richmond, Virginia and highlights primary sources relating to his childhood.
2. Then students will learn about Poe's early adult life (his time at UVA , serving in the army, and attending West Point).
3. Students will learn about Poe's influence in the literary world including his impact on the genres of science-fiction, mystery, and horror. Several of Poe's work will be highlighted including Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Raven.
4. The program will conclude with an overview of Poe's enduring legacy today.


1. Students will understand Edgar Allan Poe's influence over the gothic, science-fiction, and mystery genres, as well as his influence in 19th-century poetry.
2. Students will demonstrate comprehension of Edgar Allan Poe's life and how it affected his literature.
3. Students will analyze Poe's enduring legacy today.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Virginia Standards of Learning: