Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Missouri Home of Rocky Ridge Farm

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Missouri Home of Rocky Ridge Farm

The American author, Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957), introduced readers to 19th-century pioneer life through a child’s point of view in her Little House books. This popular series of eight books was written at her home in Mansfield, MO, after her autobiography, Pioneer Girl, was rejected by publishers. Her life story was finally published by the […]

Dracula’s Castle History and Legends

Dracula’s Castle History and Legends

Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula, takes place in Transylvania in a castle high in the Carpathian Mountains. The villagers are set in their superstitions; even the horses run faster as night falls. Jonathan Harker, the young lawyer, does not know what awaits him but makes a mental note to ask his host, Count Dracula, about […]

Edgar Allan Poe Philadelphia October Event Recreates Haunting Tales

Edgar Allan Poe Philadelphia October Event Recreates Haunting Tales

The house where Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia is offering a special evening performance from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The event, In the Mind of Poe, recreates some of the 19th-century writer’s most haunting tales. As visitors tour this National Historic Site, staff and volunteers present Poe himself reciting portions […]