A Toast Among Ghosts

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Date(s) - Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reisterstown Library


On October 7, 2017, join Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library, Edgar Allan Poe and Reisterstown founder John Reister at Reisterstown Branch for A Toast Among Ghosts, a spooky night of fun, food and beer in a historic cemetery.

The Reisterstown Branch was formerly the Franklin Academy (c. 1824), where in 1831, Edgar Allan Poe applied to be the headmaster. He wasn’t selected, but maybe it’s time Poe returned to one of his old haunts. Poe died in Baltimore on October 7, 1849. To honor his life and legacy, we remember him around the anniversary of his death in a macabre way he’d truly appreciate…in a graveyard!

Enjoy live music by local bands Ampersand String Band, Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings and Edgar Allan and the Poe Boys; local food and beer vendors; David Keltz as Edgar Allan Poe; a John Reister impersonator; ghost stories around a fire pit; as well as guided tours through the historic Reisterstown Community Cemetery (est. 1764).

Food provided by Chef Mac’s Louisiana Cuisine, Food By Fire, Genova’s To Go and La Cakerie.

In partnership with The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum and the Reisterstown Community Cemetery, Inc.