The poet Emily Dickinson lived in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts, in this house built in 1813.
Emily Dickinson wrote poems at a small desk in her bedroom.
The Evergreens, an impressive time capsule of a prosperous nineteenth-century household, remains as it was when the poet’s brother and his family lived there.
The Evergreens parlor is filled with artwork collected by the Dickinsons throughout the mid to late 19th century.
Toys belonging to Emily Dickinson’s nephew, Gib, are in his bedroom at The Evergreens.
The Homestead & The Evergreens
The Emily Dickinson Museum comprises two historic houses in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts associated with the poet Emily Dickinson and members of her family during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The Homestead was the birthplace and home of the poet Emily Dickinson.
Join us during Amherst Arts Night Plus on July 11, 2019 for our monthly Open Mic.
Poem of the Day
I’ll tell you how the Sun rose
I’ll tell you how the Sun rose –
A Ribbon at a time –
The Steeples swam in Amethyst –
The news, like Squirrels, ran –
The Hills untied their Bonnets –
The Bobolinks – begun –
Then I said softly to myself –
“That must have been the Sun”!
But how he set – I know not –
There seemed a purple stile
That little Yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while –
Till when they reached the other side –
A Dominie in Gray –
Put gently up the evening Bars –
And led the flock away –
The Emily Dickinson Museum welcomes inquiries from researchers and strives to support their work.
Research at the Museum can be useful not only to Dickinson scholars but also to researchers interested in nineteenth-century material culture, social and cultural trends, domestic life, architecture, and decorative arts.
The Museum does not own Dickinson manuscripts or family papers but works closely with the institutions that do. The two major repositories for Emily Dickinson’s manuscripts and family papers are Amherst College and Harvard University. Additional repositories exist at the Jones Library in Amherst, MA, Mt. Holyoke College, Yale, and the Boston Public Library.
To learn more about digital and electronic Dickinson research resources, visit these institutional archives: