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Amherst Poetry Festival Proposal Deadline is May 25!

The fourth annual Amherst Poetry Festival takes place September 15-17, 2016 at the Emily Dickinson Museum and locations throughout downtown Amherst.  The Festival planners are currently accepting proposals for poetry readings, Art installations, workshops, and more. Click here to learn more! 

Support the Conservatory Reconstruction Project

The Emily Dickinson Museum is rebuilding the poet's garden conservatory, and a generous donor has recently made a $100,000 matching gift challenge. Help us raise $300,000 to complete the project. DETAILS>>

Events calendar for 2016

Garden Days, Yoga in Emily Dickinson's Garden, Amherst Art Walk Open Mic Night, Poetry Discussion Group, the 19th Century Children's Circus and more: see what the Emily Dickinson Museum has planned for 2016! DETAILS>>

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. The Museum is dedicated to educating diverse audiences about the poet's life, family, creative work, times, and enduring relevance, and to preserving and interpreting the Homestead and The Evergreens as historical resources for public and academic enrichment.

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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