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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.


"Dickinsons in Love" program May 15 and 17

What did “love” mean to nineteenth-century New Englanders?  During this program, visitors will explore the multiple romantic relationships of the Dickinson family at the Homestead and The Evergreens. The program will be held Thursday, May 15 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 from 5-7 p.m. Details>>


Recite a Dickinson poem from memory and admission is free on Poem In Your Pocket Day April 24!

Join the Emily Dickinson Museum and the Academy of American Poets in celebrating Poem In Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 24. Held during National Poetry Month, during Poem In Your Pocket day people throughout the United States select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day. The Emily Dickinson Museum will offer free admission to anyone who can recite a Dickinson poem from memory that day.


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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Poem of the Week

Frequently the woods are pink -
Frequently, are brown.
Frequently the hills undress
Behind my native town -
Oft a head is crested
I was wont to see -
And as oft a cranny
Where it used to be -
And the Earth - they tell me
On it's axis turned!
Wonderful rotation -
By but twelve performed!

Fr 24 Reprinted by permission.

Try these pages:

Solve the Poem of the Week Word Search
Learn more about Dickinson’s poetry
Read about her family and friends
Find answers to frequently asked questions
Check out Dickinson in the News

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