Midnight Dreary, Part 2

I’m pretty sure that the event listing below refers to a reenactment of Edgar Allen Poe’s funeral:

Public Viewing of Poe’s Body
October 7, 2009 12:00pm to 11:00pm

Tickets: $5. All ages at the door.

Mr. Poe’s body will lie in state at his former home at 203 North Amity Street from noon to 11:00 p.m. The Poe House will be open for an unprecedented 11 hours to allow people to view Poe’s body. This will be an open casket viewing.

In fact, the “Edgar Allan Poe Baltimore, Maryland Bicentennial Celebration” consists of a full range of somber celebrations, including an all-night vigil for the really die-hard fan. (The full schedule is here.)

So book your tickets to Baltimore now. Edgar Allen Poe won’t be dead forever.–David E