Past Events

2015 Tell It Slant Award Ceremony and Supper

Award Ceremony Honoring Ken Burns DATE: Monday, April 13 TIME: 7:30 pm (Doors will open at 7:00 pm) LOCATION: Kirby Theater, Amherst College COST: Free...

Amherst Art Walk Poetry Reading with Richard Michelson and Five College Poets

Date: April 2, 2015 Time: 5-8 pm Location: The Homestead Fee: Free Starting on Thursday, April 2, the Emily Dickinson Museum will be joining the monthly Amherst Art Walk. The Art Walk is held on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 8 pm, with participating venues hosting gallery openings, concerts, lectures, and other...

A Conversation with Author William Nicholson

DATE: March 8, 2015 TIME: 3 pm LOCATION: Amherst Woman’s Club, 35 Triangle Street, Amherst, MA COST: Free The Emily Dickinson Museum and the Amherst Woman’s Club are pleased to welcome novelist and screenwriter William Nicholson for a conversation about his new novel, Amherst,on Sunday, March 8, at 3 pm. Nicholson will be joined in the...

“In my native Town”: A conversation with Annie Baker and Madeleine George

DATE: February 5, 2015 TIME: 7 pm LOCATION: Amherst Regional High School, 21 Mattoon Street, Amherst, MA COST: Free The Emily Dickinson Museum is pleased to present “In my native Town,” a conversation between 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama-winner Annie Baker and 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist  Madeleine George on Thursday, February 5, at 7...
An actor in the immersive play Before You Became Improbable

Before You Became Improbable: An Immersive Journey Through the Dickinson-Higginson Correspondence

Thursday, October 4 through Saturday, October 6, 2018  “A unique, phenomenal, and deeply treasured experience.” – Len Berkman, Smith College Professor of Theater It took eight years of correspondence before Thomas Wentworth Higginson arrived in Amherst to meet his elusive advisee, Emily Dickinson. Before You Became Improbable reimagines the day of that meeting, offering audience members an...
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Digging at the Dickinsons’: Findings from the 2018 Field School in Historical Archaeology

Monday, October 1, 2018 6:30PM at the Emily Dickinson Museum View Emily Dickinson’s world through the eyes of an archaeologist during this presentation at the Museum. Faculty and members of the University of Massachusetts Amherst archaeological field school will present findings from their work on the grounds of the Emily Dickinson Museum in the summer...
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September 6, 2018 Arts Night

September 6, 2018 The Emily Dickinson Museum participates in Amherst Arts Night Plus on first Thursdays each month. Free and open to all!  Learn more  at www.EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org/events. Each month enjoy the following: 5 to 8 pm: Pop-up contemporary art exhibit in the Homestead from  5 to 6 pm: Open mic signups for poets, writers, performers of any kind 6 pm: Open...
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Free Fun Friday 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018 What to Expect during Your Visit On Free Fun Friday, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, you can enjoy self-guided tours and more at the Emily Dickinson Museum from 10 am to 5 pm. Free Fun Fridays runs June through August with a schedule of participating organizations. Find out more here: http://www.highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays  ...

“Buccaneers of Buzz” Pollinator Fair

Sunday, August 5 from 10AM to 12PM Bees are Black – with Gilt Surcingles – Buccaneers of Buzz –  Ride abroad in ostentation And subsist on Fuzz –   (Fr1426) Families are welcome at this celebration of all things pollination at the Emily Dickinson Museum! Did you know Dickinson wrote around 100 poems about bees? She was...
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August 2, 2018 Arts Night

August 2, 2018 The Emily Dickinson Museum participates in Amherst Arts Night Plus on first Thursdays each month. Free and open to all!  Learn more  at www.EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org/events. Each month enjoy the following: 5 to 8 pm: Pop-up contemporary art exhibit in the Homestead from  5 to 6 pm: Open mic signups for poets, writers, performers of any kind 6 pm: Open...
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July 5, 2018 Arts Night

July 5, 2018 The Emily Dickinson Museum participates in Amherst Arts Night Plus on first Thursdays each month. Free and open to all! Learn more  at www.EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org/events. Each month enjoy the following: 5 to 8 pm: Pop-up contemporary art exhibit in the Homestead from 5 to 6 pm: Open mic signups for poets, writers, performers of any kind 6 pm: Open...
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Creatures of Bliss and Mystery: A Children’s Circus

Saturday, July 14, 2018 Time: 1-4 p.m. Location: Emily Dickinson Museum lawn Fee: $5 for families, Museum Friends are FREE Additional activity fees are noted below.  On Saturday, July 14, the Emily Dickinson Museum will present its annual 19th Century Children’s Circus from 1 to 4 pm on the Emily Dickinson Museum lawn. Especially perfect...
Burleigh Muten reading from her book at an Emily Dickinson museum event

Writing with Miss Emily: A Summer Workshop for Young Authors, July 8-July 12, 2019

In this workshop for children ages 9-12, participants will experience Emily Dickinson’s world from a writer’s point of view...
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Amherst Poetry Festival, September 19-22, 2019

The Amherst Poetry Festival celebrates the literary legacy and contemporary creativity of the Pioneer Valley and beyond...
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2018 Gardener Sessions with Marta McDowell

Each session with our Gardener-in-Residence includes public talks and workshops, and volunteer gardening opportunities...