Past Events

a wheelbarrow for garden days

Garden Days at the Homestead, June 7-8, 2019

June 7-8, 2019. Join us for tours of the Emily Dickinson Museum’s grounds and flower gardens. ...
Poetry in the parlor

Amherst Arts Night Plus, June 6, 2019

Featuring art by Kandy Vermeer Phillips ...
Archaeology

Archaeological Field School at the Emily Dickinson Museum, May 28 – June 29, 2019

Get credit and help the Museum uncover more of its unique history. ...
Poetry walk daises

Annual Poetry Walk – May 18, 2019

Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk, 10:30AM to 12PM. ...
poetry

Poetry Discussion Group – May 17, 2019

Final Poetry Discussion Group of the season! ...
Poetry in the parlor

Amherst Arts Night Plus – May 2, 2019

Join us for May's featured readers from across the Five College Consortium. ...
fascicle of some of Emily's poems bound with string

Writer’s Workshop: “First — Poets — Then the Sun —”

Join Burleigh Muten for a poetry writing workshop. ...
Lettering on a sidewalk washed by rain

The Art of Rain Poetry

Join the Emily Dickinson Museum in celebrating Massachusetts ArtWeek with the #ArtofRainPoetry. ...
A Christmas tree in the Evergreens

A Dickensian Christmas with the Dickinsons

Date: December 19, 2015 Time: 11AM, 1PM, 2PM Cost: $20 adults; $10 museum members; $5 for students grades K-12. On this special family-friendly visit, revel in holiday traditions as we trace the history of Christmas celebrations in the two Dickinson households. A Museum guide will serve as your host for this unique exploration through the ...
Emily Dickinson's famous coconut cake

Emily Dickinson’s Birthday Celebration and Open House

Date: December 12, 2015 Time: 1-4PM Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum, 280 Main Street, Amherst MA The 185th birthday of the poet coincides with the completion of the bedroom restoration at the Emily Dickinson Museum. On December 12 join us from 1PM-4PM to celebrate with an open house at the Museum. All are welcome and no admission ...
The Homestead's cupola and the moon

Amherst Art Walk Poetry Night with Tom Daley

February 8, 2019, 5 - 8 p.m., Homestead Parlor ...
The Evergeens house in winter with snow on the ground

Poetry Discussion Group 2015-2016

Third Fridays, noon – 2 p.m. September through May (No meeting in December) The Emily Dickinson Museum’s Poetry Discussion group meets on the 3rd Friday of each month from September through May (except for December) for lively conversation about Emily Dickinson’s poetry and letters. Featured facilitators each month offer fresh perspectives on Dickinson’s poetry. Location: The ...
The Aspect of the Place Poster

The Aspect of the Place: A Halloween Happening at The Evergreens

Wednesday-Sunday, October 28-November 1, 2015 Shows at 6:30PM and 8:00PM One need not be a Chamber — to be Haunted — -Emily Dickinson the past hath its phantoms, More real than solid earth -Isabella Banks Get into the spirit of Halloween with this story-telling celebration of ghosts and all things Gothic at The Evergreens. Co-produced ...
Teachers at the Emily Dickinson museum

Teacher Tuesday

Date: October 20, 2015 Time: 4-6PM Location: Emily Dickinson Museum 280 Main Street, Amherst, MA The Emily Dickinson Museum’s first Teacher Tuesday takes place Tuesday, October 20, from 4 to 6 pm. All educators are invited to this free program where you’ll have the run of the Emily Dickinson Museum. Make an herbarium, read or write in Emily’s ...
A Letter from Dickinson to Mrs. Ward

Before You Became Improbable

An immersive journey through the Dickinson-Higginson correspondence Dates: September 17-19 and 24-26 Location: Begins and ends at The Emily Dickinson Museum, downtown Amherst “A unique, phenomenal, and deeply treasured experience.” — Len Berkman, Smith College Professor of Theater It took eight years of correspondence before T.W. Higginson arrived in Amherst to meet his elusive advisee, ...