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

May 30
Da Camera Singers pre-concert reception with Alice Parker

Death gets deep, lyrical and energetic treatment in composer Alice Parker's choral settings of seven poems by Emily Dickinson, which will have their world premiere in performances May 29-31 by Da Camera Singers. A pre-concert reception will be held at the Emily Dickinson Museum on Saturday, May 30, which Alice Parker will attend. DETAILS>>

Wheelbarrow full of garden tools in the Homestead garden

June 4-8
Garden Days

Take part in one of Emily Dickinson's favorite pastimes - gardening! Join us for our annual effort to prepare the Museum's historic grounds for summer. Volunteers with all levels of experience are welcome to plant, weed, and beautify under the direction of landscape historian Marta McDowell, author of Emily Dickinson's Gardens. DETAILS>>

July 15-August 2
The Emily Dickinson Project

A co-production of The Emily Dickinson Museum and TheatreTruck, The Emily Dickinson Project takes place in the poet's home, tracing moments of her life through a journey from room to room. In this production, multiple "Variations" of Dickinson are offered, each character highlighting an aspect of the unique voice that makes up the single persona of the poet.

July 18
Creatures of Bliss and Mystery: A Nineteenth Century Children's Circus

Join us for this family-friendly event on the Homestead lawn on Saturday, July 18, from 1-4 pm. Especially perfect for children ages 3 to 10 (accompanied by adults), this event is $5 for families and FREE for Emily Dickinson Museum members.

August 21
Free Fun Fridays

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.

Past Events