CUMBERLAND — The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore has been accepted into the United for Libraries national registry of Literary Landmarks. Poe House will be the first literary landmark in Maryland, the Citizens for Maryland Libraries, Maryland Humanities, Maryland Library Association and Poe Baltimore announced.
A dedication ceremony will take place Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. to coincide with the celebration of Poe’s 211th birthday.
The Literary Landmarks Registry began in 1986 to encourage the dedication of historic literary sites in the United States. Over 30 states have designated literary landmarks. The registry is overseen by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.
The Edgar Allan Poe House was established as a museum in 1949 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971. It is the last remaining home in Baltimore where the author lived, from 1833-1835, and wrote some of his early stories.