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08/23/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/23/2019 12:17

“An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe” Returning to James A. Garfield National Historic Site With Online Ticket Purchasing

News Release Date:
August 23, 2019

Contact: James A. Garfield National Historic Site, (440) 255-8722

James A. Garfield National Historic Site is excited to announce that its popular 'An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe' event will return in October for the tenth straight year. Baltimore-based actor David Keltz, the nation's foremost Poe presenter, will again take the stage as one of President and Mrs. James A. Garfield's favorite fiction authors: Edgar Allan Poe. He has appeared as Poe at James A. Garfield National Historic Site every October since 2010.
To mark the event's tenth anniversary, Keltz will perform as Poe on three evenings instead of the usual two. There will be 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. presentations on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, October 17, 18, and 19. The 6 p.m. shows will feature renditions of the epic poem 'The Raven' and the story 'The Tell-Tale Heart.' The 8 p.m. shows will feature the poem 'The Raven' and the story 'Hop-Frog.'
For the first time ever, tickets may be purchased online through the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Please visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org/garfieldand follow the Eventbrite links to purchase tickets using a credit card. Tickets are $25 per person per show; a ticket is required for attendance at each performance. Ticket price includes a tour of the Garfield home and refreshments. Tickets will go on sale on Sunday, September 8 at 12 p.m. Online purchase is the only way to buy tickets this year. This event is intended for people ages 16 and over.
'President and Mrs. Garfield were avid readers of Poe's works,' said Todd Arrington, Site Manager of James A. Garfield National Historic Site. 'In fact, several original Poe volumes are on the shelves of the Memorial Library here in the Garfield home. This event has become one of our most popular, and we're thrilled to welcome David Keltz back here for a special tenth anniversary 'Evening with Edgar Allan Poe.''
This event is supported by the Lake County Visitors Bureau Arts and Culture Fund, the James A. Garfield Alliance, and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
James A. Garfield National Historic Site is located at 8095 Mentor Avenue (U.S. 20) in Mentor, Ohio, approximately 25 miles east of Cleveland. For information call (440) 255-8722, write 8095 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060, or visit www.nps.gov/jaga online. Follow the site as @GarfieldNPS Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Read the site's blog at www.garfieldnps.wordpress.com.