2012 Programs

Thursday, March 29, 2012
How the Civil War Came to Amherst:  A Panel Discussion

with Martha Ackmann, Marianne Curling, Michael Kelly, Polly Longsworth, and Robert Romer
Time:  4:30 pm
Location: Frost Library (1st floor), Amherst College
Fee:  No 

To mark the opening of a new exhibit at the Amherst College Frost Library, the Emily Dickinson Museum and the College's Archives and Special Collections will host a panel discussion, "How the Civil War Came to Amherst."  The exhibit, “’Frazar is Killed’,” showcases Civil War-related material in the Amherst College collection. 

The panel discussion will examine how the Civil War affected the college, the town, and one of its most famous residents, Emily Dickinson.  Martha Ackmann, author and senior lecturer at Mount Holyoke College, will moderate the panel.  Joining her on the panel are Michael Kelly, Head of Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College; Polly Longsworth, biographer of Emily Dickinson; Robert Romer, local historian; and Marianne Curling, consultant to the Amherst Historical Society.

A reception will follow. 

For more information about the exhibit, click here.

For more information about the Emily Dickinson Museum's Civil War Encampment on Saturday, April 28, click here.