The Emily Dickinson Museum offers a variety of events and public programs throughout the year. Some programs celebrate poetry—the Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk in May and the Poetry Marathon in September. Others, like the Nineteenth-Century Children’s Circus in July, bring the past into sharper focus.

Upcoming Events in 2015

August 22
Free Fun Friday

For the second year, the Emily Dickinson Museum is participating in the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays program. Admission to the museum is free all day, and we will be presenting a variety of offerings for our visitors throughout the day. DETAILS>>

October 1-4
Amherst Poetry Festival and Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon

The third annual Amherst Poetry Festival and the Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon return to the Museum grounds and downtown Amherst for a four day celebration of historic and contemporary poetry. DETAILS>>

Past Events