Category Archives: Museums

Fells Point: The Antique Man

The Antique Man Cometh (The City That Breeds, 8/7/2012) If you’ve ever walked along Fleet Street during the daylight hours, chances are pretty high that you’ve walked past The Antique Man (1806-12 Fleet St., Fells Point), but were possibly too … Continue reading

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Is the Edgar Allan Poe House haunted?

By Anthony C. Hayes (Baltimore Post-Examiner, 5/11/2012) Jeff Jerome is often asked if he’s ever spent a night in The Edgar Allan Poe House. His answer has always been a whimsical, “No.” But any lingering regrets on the part of … Continue reading

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Civil War Mummy Arm Moves to Frederick Museum

Arm of the Unknown Soldier: A Friendly Wave (By, 2/29/2012) It’s been years since we last glimpsed the Arm of the Unknown Soldier, a grisly Civil War relic displayed in a box at the long-gone Antietam Battlefield Museum in … Continue reading

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Poe fans call an end to ‘Toaster’ tradition

By Sarah Brumfield (Associated Press, 1/19/2011) BALTIMORE (AP) — Edgar Allan Poe fans waited long past a midnight dreary, but it appears annual visits to the writer’s grave in Baltimore by a mysterious figure called the “Poe Toaster” shall occur … Continue reading

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