october, 2021

29octAll Day28novEdgar Allan Poe "Body" and Casket at the Laurel Museum:


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Poe Baltimore Art Installation

Edgar Allan Poe’s “body” and casket will lie in state at the Laurel Museum beginning October 29 and running through-November 28. The re-enactment of the dark and somber day the poet was laid to rest is a Poe Baltimore interactive art installation that explores the mysterious circumstances of Poe’s death in Baltimore in 1849 and how the very clothes in which he was found are a tantalizing clue to the mystery of his final days. Visitors will see a reproduction of period clothes similar to what he wore, and can also pay respects at a special Halloween candle-light vigil for the master of horror and mystery. Donations benefit the Laurel Historical Society and The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore NOTE: Death and funeral imagery (including “body” in an open casket), may not be suitable for young children. Viewer discretion advised. The Laurel Museum is located at 817 Main Street, Laurel, MD. Hours are Fri-Sat-Sun 12-4. 301-725-7975. www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org.


October 29 (Friday) - November 28 (Sunday)

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Kids Activities include pony rides, mechanical rides, moon bounces, arts and crafts, games of skill (i.e.: fishing ponds, ring toss) face painting, or any activity that is promoted for children’s entertainment. If you are a face painter vendor, you will need a Certificate of Insurance listing the Laurel Board of Trade as an additional insured.