Emily Dickinson Birthday Celebration 2017

 December 9, 2017 1-4PM

You and your family are cordially invited to celebrate Emily Dickinson's 187th birthday at her home - the Emily Dickinson Museum! On December 9 join us from 1PM-4PM to celebrate with a festive open house! Tour the Homestead and The Evergreens at your leisure for free; enjoy the Holiday decorations and traditional music; decorate an ornament with a special birthday message and hang it on the tree at The Evergreens or take it home; and of  course, enjoy coconut cake made from the poet’s own recipe. All are welcome and no fee or reservations are required.

 

 

Open House schedule:

  • 1:00PM Open House begins: Victorian Holiday crafts and decorations, and knowledgeable guides. Guitar music by Todd Sinclair.
  • 1:15PM Take the 20 minute guided tour, "Christmas with the Dickinsons" (first come, first served, sign-up in Tour Center)
  • 1:45PM Take the 20 minute guided tour, "Christmas with the Dickinsons" (first come, first served, sign-up in Tour Center)
  • 2PM Holiday sing-along: Harp and accordion by Margaret Brown, Pioneer Valley Harp Guild
  • 2:15PM Take the 20 minute guided tour, "Christmas with the Dickinsons" (first come, first served, sign-up in Tour Center)
  • 2:30PM Emily’s coconut cake cake is served! 
  • 2:45PM Take the 20 minute guided tour, "Christmas with the Dickinsons" (first come, first served, sign-up in Tour Center)
  • 2:45PM Special performance: Dickinson poetry settings, musical composition and performance by Todd Sinclair
  • 3PM Harp music by Margaret Brown
  • 3:15PM Take the 20 minute guided tour, "Christmas with the Dickinsons" (first come, first served, sign-up in Tour Center)
  • 3:30PM Take the 20 minute guided tour, "Christmas with the Dickinsons" (first come, first served, sign-up in Tour Center)
  • 4PM Open House concludes