What: “H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life” Walking Tour
When: Saturday, April 8, 11am (Postponed from March 18)
Where: Departs John Brown House Museum (52 Power St., Providence)
Admission: $10; tickets are limited
Please note: The Narragansett Beer afterparty has been cancelled.
Each year, the Rhode Island Historical Society marks the anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft’s death in March of 1937 with a walking tour of spaces and places in Providence that were important to his life and work. Recent editions of the tour have also coincided with the release of Narragansett Beer’s latest Lovecraft-themed brew, which for 2017 is the Unnamable Black Lager.
Tour groups will launch from the John Brown House Museum (52 Power St.) at 11am on Saturday, March 18, led by expert RIHS guides. The walking tour, which progresses at a moderate pace with frequent stops, will last for about 90 minutes.
“This walking tour is special because it marks the 80th anniversary of Lovecraft’s death, a celebration that the author himself may have relished,” said Jennifer M. Wilson, Assistant Director of the Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs.
Passages from Lovecraft’s Providence-based stories (“The Case of Charles Dexter Ward,” “Haunter of the Dark,” “The Shunned House”) and excerpts from his personal correspondence offer astounding detail about his life and his work. Amazingly, most of the Providence sites that meant so much to the author in the 1920s can still be seen today.