Emily Dickinson's Birthday Celebration and Open House

Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 1PM-4PM

 By Chivalries as tiny,
A Blossom, or a Book,
The seeds of smiles are planted -
Which blossom in the dark.
(Fr37)

The 186th birthday of the poet coincides with the restoration of the Homestead  conservatory at the Emily  Dickinson Museum. On December 10 join us from 1PM-4PM to  celebrate with an open  house! Be among the first to see the completed conservatory; tour  the Homestead at your leisure and visit The Evergreens for free guided 20 minute tours;  hear Dickinson’s poems inspired by her experience with the natural world;  decorate a  miniature pot with words and images and then plant seeds from Dickinson’s own garden;  enjoy artwork of plants grown in the conservatory by local artist Victoria Dickson; and of  course, enjoy coconut cake made from the poet’s own recipe. All are welcome and no  fee or  reservations are required.

 

Open House schedule:

  • 1PM Open House begins, 'Seeds of smiles' craft in the Homestead Poetry Room
  • 1:30PM Take a 20 minute guided tour of The Evergreens (first come, first served, sign-up in Tour Center)
  • 2PM "Restoring Emily Dickinson's Conservatory." Hear from Emily Dickinson Museum executive director Jane Wald in the Homestead parlor (25 minutes)
  • 2PM Take a 20 minute guided tour of The Evergreens (first come, first served, sign-up in Tour Center)
  • 2:15PM Take a 20 minute guided tour of The Evergreens (first come, first served, sign-up in Tour Center)
  • 2:30PM Birthday cake is served! 
  • 3PM Listen to some of Emily Dickinson's nature-inspired poetry in the Homestead parlor (20 minutes)
  • 3PM Take a 20 minute guided tour of The Evergreens (first come, first served, sign-up in Tour Center)
  • 3:30PM Take a 20 minute guided tour of The Evergreens (first come, first served, sign-up in Tour Center)
  • 4PM Open House concludes
 On view in the Homestead:

Don't miss the beautiful watercolors of local artist Victoria Dickson, featuring plants grown in Emily Dickinson's conservatory.