The Homestead is purchased by Amherst College and is open to the public for tours. In 1991, The Evergreens is passed to a private testamentary trust, the Martha Dickinson Bianchi Trust, which began developing the house as a museum.
The Dickinsons purchase and move to a house (no longer standing) on North Pleasant Street in Amherst.
The Civil War ends.
The Emily Dickinson Museum is founded after the Homestead and The Evergreens are merged under the ownership of Amherst College.
Emily begins attending Amherst Academy with Lavinia.
“It was given to me by the Gods –
When I was a little Girl –
They give us Presents most – you know –
When we are new – and small. ” (Dickinson, Fr455)
Birth of Martha Dickinson Bianchi, Emily Dickinson’s niece
The launch of the Emily Dickinson Online Archive. The Online Archive is a free-access resource, allowing online visitors to view digitized images of Dickinson manuscripts held in multiple libraries and archives across the country.
Emily Dickinson enrolls for one year at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley.
“This term is the longest in the year and I would not wish to live it over again, I can assure you. I love this Seminary and all the teachers are bound strongly to my heart by ties of affection. There are many sweet girls here and dearly do I love some new faces, but I have not yet found the place of a few dear ones filled, nor would I wish it to be here.” (Dickinson, L59)
Death of Carlo, Emily Dickinson’s Newfoundland
“Carlo died – […] would you instruct me now?” (Dickinson, L454)
We live in an incredibly exciting time for Emily Dickinson scholarship. Through the efforts of many, Dickinson’s work is thriving throughout an international readership, forever securing her a place in literature and in a wider culture.