Help to Save the Poe House and Museum in Baltimore

Edgar Allan Poe is one of the greatest literary minds in American History. Not only did he write many extremely memorable tales of terror and suspense, but he is in some ways considered the father of the detective story and his writing directly influenced the creation of Sherlock Holmes.

But now, Poe’s historical home, which also includes a museum dedicated to the author, is set to close in 2012. But you can help by signing this online petition to help keep the museum open.

Poe’s stories are still so important. They are not only taught in literature classes but are constantly adapted and parodied, from The Simpsons classic performance/parody of his poem The Raven to the upcoming film adaptation of The Fall of the House of Usher starring William Beckett of The Academy Is…. Poe is a huge part of our literary heritage and his memory deserves to be honored.

Please sign the petition, or the Poe house will stand…Nevermore.