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 Communications Announcement: 

Tuesday, February 14, 2019: Due to our reliance on the Amherst College network, which is currently down, the  Museum has been without access to phone and email since Monday. We apologize for any inconvenience to those of you who have tried to reach us, and will  return communications as quickly as possible once the situation is resolved.


 Bedroom 360 Exhibit now online

Even if you aren't in Amherst, you can still visit the Museum virtually! View Emily Dickinson's bedroom through a 360 virtual tour on our website! DETAILS>>


 The Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum's mission is to spark the imagination by amplifying Emily Dickinson's revolutionary poetic voice from the place she called home.


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 The Emily Dickinson Museum gratefully acknowledge funding from Massachusetts Cultural Council for their generous support through the Cultural Investment Portfolio for operating expenses, and through the Cultural Facilities Fund and their collaborative arrangement with MassDevelopment for facilities projects.

Poem of the Week

This was a Poet - 
It is That
Distills amazing sense
From Ordinary Meanings - 
And Attar so immense

From that familiar species
That perished by the Door - 
We wonder it was not Ourselves
Arrested it - before - 

Of Pictures, the Discloser - 
The Poet - it is He - 
Entitles Us - by Contrast - 
To ceaseless Poverty - 

Of Portion - so unconscious - 
The Robbing - could not harm - 
Himself - to Him - a Fortune - 
Exterior - to Time - 

F. 446 Reprinted by permission.

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