Press Room

Press Room

To Request Press Photographs

Low-resolution and high-resolution photographs are provided to reporters and media outlets for one-time use upon request.  Appropriate credit information and descriptions are provided.  Please complete a new request for each use of photographs. 

Information for Journalists on Assignment

If you’re a journalist working under deadline, please call 413-542-2154 to schedule interviews or arrange a visit. High resolution photographs are available upon request.

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For Emily Dickinson Museum news releases and calendar updates delivered right to your inbox, send an e-mail to with “News release sign up” in the subject line. In the body of your e-mail, be sure to include your name, phone and fax numbers and the name of your outlet.

Media Pass Policy

We understand that even members of the media who aren’t “on a story” are always looking for a good story. If you’re a journalist who finds yourself in the Amherst area, please stop by. Members of the media are entitled to a free regularly-scheduled tour for themselves and three guests when they show press credentials and a valid state issued photo I.D.

Archived News Releases

Click here to view the News Archive.

"A Message from the Meadows" Newsletter

Click here to view the current issue of "A Message from the Meadows." Click here to view the Museum's 2009 Annual Report.

Click here to view back issues.

Feature Stories to Consider

Looking for Dickinson story ideas? Consider these

  • The Emily Dickinson Museum seeks to recreate the Dickinson family libraries at the Homestead and The Evergreens--those treasures the poet called “The strongest Friends of the Soul.” Click the Replenishing the Shelves link for more information and the current book list.
  • The Museum has a fresh Master Plan that could keep staff and board members busy for decades. When it all shakes out, what will the Emily Dickinson Museum of tomorrow look like?
  • Emily Dickinson was an avid botanist and gardener. Here at the Museum, we’re putting an increased emphasis on the landscape, and have just completed a thorough Restoration of the Hedge and Fence in front of the Homestead and The Evergreens. Take a look at the progress of this important landscape project.


Emily Dickinson Museum
280 Main Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Director of Media Relations
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002