49 Eliza Poe/Debbie Phillips

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This episode has 2 guests, Eliza Poe, the mother of Edgar Allan Poe and Debbie Phillips.  Eliza Poe discusses her life. Debbie Phillips, who is the Director of Operations for Richmond Discoveries and has developed a program called the Life and Times of Eliza Poe, and has been a clue on Jeopardy.

Eliza’s son Edgar is discussed on episode 2 found here.

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17 Shockoe Hill Cemetery/ Jeffry Burden

The History Pug at Shockoe Hill Cemetery

Shockoe Hill Cemetery and the History Pug

John Marshalls Grave

The graves of John and Polly Marshall

Jeffry Burden, who is on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery¬†and is its president tell History Replays Today, The Richmond History Podcast about the first municipal cemetery not affiliated with a church in Richmond. ¬†The cemetery on the north side of RVA, is the final resting place of some amazing Richmonders including John Marshall (the subject of the last episode) and his wife, Elizabeth Van Lew the Union spy, Peter Francisco, the “Giant of the Revolution”, and many Richmonders associated with Edgar Allen Poe.

Elizabeth Van Lew Grave

Elizabeth Van Lew’s grave

 

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Episode 2. Chris Semtner, Curator of the Poe Museum

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This is a conversation about Richmonder, Edgar Allan Poe with Chris Semtner, the curator of the Poe Museum in Richmond, VA.  In the conversation Poe becomes a human and not the caricature that most people know as Poe.

Semtner is also a great painter.  His works can be found on http://csemtner.com/

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