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SOLD OUT Tales at the Tavern with Edgar Allan Poe

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Fort Necessity National Battlefield

1 Washington Parkway

Farmington, PA 15437

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This event has SOLD OUT. Tickets are still available to the Edgar Allan Poe at Fort Necessity NB program to be held at 6:00pm on Saturday, October 26, at the Visitor Center at Fort Necessity NB. More information and tickets can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edgar-allan-poe-at-fort-necessity-nb-tickets-70439108269.

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Edgar Allan Poe returns once more to Fort Necessity, just in time for Halloween! Poe, who was born in 1809, is portrayed by literary historian Rob Velella. He will read a combination of Poe's well-known and lesser-known works. Poe will also explain his reasons for writing the way he did and take questions from those in attendance. Photographs welcome.

This year, the Friends of Fort Necessity are offering two unique Poe experiences:

Tales at the Tavern with Edgar Allan Poe

At 4:00 p.m., the Friends of Fort Necessity are hosting an intimate gathering at the Mount Washington Tavern to hear Edgar Allan Poe tell his tales. Tickets to this program are limited to 20 people and cost $25 per person. Tickets for Friends of Fort Necessity members are $22. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. for this program. Please be advised that public restrooms are not available at the tavern, but restrooms are available at the Visitor Center before and after the program.

Edgar Allan Poe at Fort Necessity NB

A special evening performance will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center at Fort Necessity National Battlefield. More information and tickets can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edgar-allan-poe-at-fort-necessity-nb-tickets-70439108269.

The recommended age for these programs is 13 and up. Tickets must be purchased in advance as seating is limited. Tickets will be sold online through 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, as long as space is available. Tickets may be purchased electronically through Eventbrite. Reservations may not be made without a ticket purchase. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are non-refundable.

Rob Velella is an independent literary historian and playwright specializing in American literature of the 19th century. As a scholar, Velella has published articles and presented academic papers on figures as varied as Margaret Fuller, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Walt Whitman. Nicknamed the “Prometheus of American literary scholarship,” he has taken his research outside of academia by lecturing at various historical sites, libraries, and colleges from Pennsylvania to Maine. He has worked on museum exhibits at the Boston Public Library and at Houghton Library at Harvard University. In his ongoing efforts to bring the writers of yesterday back to the readers of today, he has dramatically brought to life literary figures Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe, for which he has been featured on National Public Radio and the LA Review of Books.

The Friends of Fort Necessity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Fort Necessity National Battlefield. The group works in partnership with the National Park Service to provide educational and interpretive programs to accomplish, not only conservation, but plan for improvement projects for the Fort Necessity National Battlefield and the Mount Washington Tavern.

For more information, email FriendsOfFortNecessity@yahoo.com. Fort Necessity is located 11 miles east of Uniontown on Route 40, the National Road.

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