Events

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 2016

 Books in the Homestead

May 20
Poetry Discussion Group

The Emily Dickinson Museum's Poetry Discussion group meets on the 3rd Friday of each month from September through May (except for December) for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry.  A different facilitator each month helps to navigate the deeper waters of Dickinson's poetry. Learn about this month's session. DETAILS>>

May 22
The Poet and the Bard

Join us for a new tour exploring Dickinson's love of Shakespeare. Sundays in May starting May 8. DETAILS>>

May 26
Emily Dickinson's Shakespeare with Dr. Páraic Finnerty

A lecture by Dr. Páraic Finnerty clarifies the essential role that Shakespeare had in Emily Dickinson’s life. DETAILS>>

 

Saturday, May 28

Dickinson Meets Shakespeare in the Garden

In this outdoor performance at the Museum, enjoy scenes from Dickinson's favorite Shakespeare plays performed in her garden. DETAILS>>

Saturday, May 28 - Wednesday, June 1
Archaeology at the Emily Dickinson Museum: Session I

Members of the Museum are invited to participate in the ongoing archeaological field school on the Museum grounds. DETAILS>>

 

May 29
The Poet and the Bard

Join us for a new tour exploring Dickinson's love of Shakespeare. Sundays in May starting May 8. DETAILS>>

 

June 2
Amherst Art Walk and Poetry Night

Join us for our free monthly art exhibit, open mic, and poetry reading in the Homestead parlor from 5 to 8 pm, held in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk on the first Thursday of every month. DETAILS>>

 Garden Days wheelbarrow

June 3-5
Garden Days

Volunteers are asked to bring their energy, enthusiasm, and garden know-how to our annual Garden Days cleanup and preparation of the Museum gardens and grounds for summer. Details >>

June 9 - June 11
Archaeology at the Emily Dickinson Museum: Session II

Members of the Museum are invited to participate in the ongoing archeaological field school on the Museum grounds. DETAILS>>

 

June 14 - June 16
Archaeology at the Emily Dickinson Museum: Session III

Members of the Museum are invited to participate in the ongoing archeaological field school on the Museum grounds. DETAILS>>

 

June 18

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing Yoga class for all levels with a professional instructor from Yoga Center of Amherst. DETAILS>>

June 19
The Poet and the Bard

Join us for a new tour exploring Dickinson's love of Shakespeare. DETAILS>>

June 25

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

July 2

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

July 7
Amherst Art Walk and Poetry Night

Join us for our free monthly  art exhibit, open mic, and poetry reading in the Homestead parlor from 5 to 8 pm, held in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk on the first Thursday of every month.

July 9 

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

July 16

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

 Circus crowd

July 16
Creatures of Bliss and Mystery: A 19th Century Children's Circus

Come celebrate the summer in a tradition the Dickinson children first established in the 1800s. Games, crafts, music, a parade around the Homestead garden and much more will take place on this fun, family-friendly afternoon.

July 17
The Poet and the Bard

Join us for a new tour exploring Dickinson's love of Shakespeare. DETAILS>>

July 23

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

July 30

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

August 4
Amherst Art Walk and Poetry Night

Join us for our free monthly art exhibit, open mic, and poetry reading in the Homestead parlor from 5 to 8 pm, held in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk on the first Thursday of every month. DETAILS >>

August 6

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

August 12

Free Fun Friday 

Admission to the Museum is free on this day of fun sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. DETAILS>>

August 13

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

August 20

'gather Paradise': Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden

Enjoy a soothing yoga class with a professional instructor in the Homestead garden. DETAILS>>

August 21
The Poet and the Bard

Join us for a new tour exploring Dickinson's love of Shakespeare. DETAILS>>

September 1
Amherst Art Walk and Poetry Night

Join us for our free monthly art exhibit, open mic, and poetry reading in the Homestead parlor from 5 to 8 pm, held in conjunction with the Amherst Art Walk on the first Thursday of every month.

Past Events