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The Emily Dickinson Museum is closed for the season. We will reopen for 2015 on Wednesday, March 4.

Ken Burns is recipient of 2015 Tell It Slant Award

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Tell It Slant Award, presented annually by the Emily Dickinson Museum Board of Governors to honor individuals whose work, in any field, is imbued with the creative spirit of America's greatest poet, Emily Dickinson. DETAILS>>

Purchase tickets to Tell It Slant Award supper with Ken Burns here.

MARCH 8: William Nicholson to read from new novel Amherst

The Emily Dickinson Museum is pleased to welcome novelist and screenwriter William Nicholson for a reading of his new novel Amherst on Sunday, March 8, at the Amherst Woman's Club at 35 Triangle Street. The novel is about two love affairs set in Amherst: one in the present, one in the past, and both presided over by Emily Dickinson. DETAILS>>

The Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum includes The Homestead, where poet Emily Dickinson was born and lived most of her life, and The Evergreens, home of the poet’s brother and his family. The two houses share three acres of the original Dickinson property in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts.

Digital Dickinson

Emily Dickinson's manuscripts--housed in several academic repositories--are available for viewing on-line!  Check out the Digital and Electronic Research Resources on the Museum's "Resources and Bibliography" page for the latest links! Our Ten Year Anniversary Report is also available, highlighting the Museum's history, programs, exhibitions, restoration work, and near-term plans.

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White as an Indian Pipe
Red as a Cardinal Flower
Fabulous as a Moon at Noon
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