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The Poe Museum : The Tell-Tale Heart

“All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.”

My second road trip to Maymont and the Poe Museum in Richmond ,from Greensboro,was a solo one. It was mine and Brian’s yearly tradition to go in October so I met up with him at Maymont Estate. We toured around the property,checked out the animal exhibits and then went out to eat in town. You can check out our first trip here : The Poe Museum : The Cask Of Amontillado for more background info on the museum and event itself.

Poe’s Pub seemed fitting! From Happy Hour…to Unhappy Hour!!

I suggest having dinner out somewhere before you go to the museum. The Unhappy Hour event does have some light foods available like cupcakes and veggies. There is also a cash bar. The food was fantastic here at Poe’s Pub! They also had a large enough bathroom for “zombie-ing out”

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“Sorry,we’re open” hehehe

Zombie nurse is ready to party with Poe!

We are a bloody mess of a fun time 🙂 And ,as always, the gift shop does not disappoint!

“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion.”

“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”

Remember those tear catchers from A Victorian “Mourning” At Maymont Estate In Richmond V.A.? Here’s some on display at The Poe Museum! Also a piano owned by Poe’s sister. So cool.

WE love Poe bc WE love BRAINNNSSSS! Get it??? ;P If this stand up could talk….

“For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams…”

Zombiesss want you to join them inside The Enchanted Garden!!!

The Enchanted Garden was done up this time with bloody decorations! They had music and games and more people came out than the previous year! There was also a dramatic reading of The Tell-Tale Heart by one of the employees there. He was brilliant!!! It really set the mood!

We really got into our zombie characters. Before we left town that night we even scared a tour group for funsies. Haha. It was probably that same haunted tour that we had taken the year before!

*Also everyone asks so I’ll tell you. The blood drip necklace I’m wearing I bought at Hot Topics around 6 years ago. Last year I saw a different version of it at Spencer’s. They come out around Halloween 🙂

“And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.” 

We ❤ you,Poe!

Unhappy Hour at The Poe Museum is a super fun time! The October one is always my favorite and it seems to have grown over time. They host many different types of events all year round. The museum just had their Poe Film Fest last weekend which included Vincent Price’s daughter,Victoria.! When she first visited in 2014 she said that Poe had been such a part of her life that she thought of him as her uncle! Can you imagine??

The museum has many Vincent price related items on display as well,my favorite being this doll!

Vincent Price himself visited The Poe Museum back in 1975. Here is a photo of him with the famous stuffed raven that is STILL on display there! You have no idea how excited that made me!

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Before I go…from one Poe fan to another…

If you haven’t seen Extraordinary Tales,which is currently on Netflix,you need to do so right now!

Here’s the trailer…. IT IS MAGICAL MACABRE MAGNIFICENCE. Perfect for the time of year we are about to enter 🙂

 

“Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence.”
~Edgar Allan Poe

Until our next adventure…

~Moonkitty

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