Old Capitol Museum Readies Edgar Allan Poe Exhibit

The Old Capitol and the Pentacrest, east side, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. (Gazette/KCRG)

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By Rachel Begle

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City is preparing to host an exhibit about Edgar Allan Poe.

The exhibit, in conjunction with the University of Iowa's special collections and archives department, will feature first and early editions of the author and poet's work. It will also explore Poe's life, death and legacy.

The museum, which served as Iowa's first capitol, will feature Poe-themed programming throughout the semester. It includes selected readings and film screenings.

The exhibit "Poe: A Wilderness of Mirrors" opens on Feb. 13.

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