Past Events

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, ...
The Free fun Fridays poster

Free Fun Fridays

August 21, 2015 10 am – 5 pm sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation Join us for Free Fun Fridays at the Emily Dickinson Museum on Friday, August 21! Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, this annual summer program opens doors at no cost to visitors at many of the most treasured cultural venues in ...
The Schedule for the Circus

“Creatures of Bliss and Mystery” A 19th Century Children’s Circus

Time: Saturday, July 18, 2015 1-4 p.m. Location: Emily Dickinson Museum lawn (in case of rain, most actitivities will take place indoor at First Congregational Church, across the street from the Museum at 165 Main Street) Fee: $5 for families, EDM Members/Families FREE. Activity fees where noted below. The Circus is coming to the museum ...
Portrait of Adam Grabowski

July 2015: Amherst Art Walk with Adam Grabowski

Adam Grabowski is the featured poet for the Emily Dickinson Museum’s Amherst Art Walk poetry night on Thursday, July 2, 2015.  ...

The Emily Dickinson Project

Written by Emma Ayres & Brianna Sloane with design by Elizabeth Pangburn A co-production of TheatreTruck and The Emily Dickinson Museum Dates: July 15th-August 2, 2015, Wednesdays – Sundays Time: 8pm Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum Homestead Tickets: Tickets are available for reservation and will also be available at the door. Reserve spots early; only 15 audience-members per night.  ...

Fashioning Emily: Translating Historical Fashion for the Modern Eye

Date: June 27, 2015 Time: 5 pm Location: Amherst College Alumni House, 75 Churchill Street Suggested donation: $10 per person/ $5 for museum members and students ...

Garden Days

Dates: June 4-8, 2015 Take part in one of Emily Dickinson’s favorite pastimes—gardening! Join us for our annual effort to prepare the Museum’s historic grounds for summer.   Volunteers with all levels of experience are welcome to plant, weed, and beautify under the direction of landscape historian, Marta McDowell, author of Emily Dickinson’s Gardens. ...

Da Camera Singers reception

Date: May 30, 2015 Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum 280 Main Street, Amherst Time: 6:30 pm Admission: $10, $5 for Museum members Death gets deep, lyrical and energetic treatment in the choral settings by composer Alice Parker of seven poems by Emily Dickinson, which will have their world premiere in performances May 29-31 by Da Camera ...

Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk and Friends’ Day

Saturday, May 16, 2015 Friends’ Day Time: 11:30 am Location: Amherst College Alumni House, 75 Churchill Street For Museum members Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk Time:  1 pm  Location:  Begins at the Emily Dickinson Museum Fee: Free ...

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 ...