3 people on a tour of Dickinson's bedroom

Highland Street August Adventures
Weds., August 14

3 people on a tour of Dickinson's bedroom

Photo by Lynne Graves

Join us for FREE admission to the Emily Dickinson Museum sponsored by Highland Street Foundation. Space is limited, register in advance.

Navigate to August 14 and select your timed entry to reserve your free Museum tickets! Find more information on guided and general admission experiences here.


Special Program: 2PM-3PM Crafts and Conversation with illustrator Tatyana Feeney
Enjoy crafts and conversation with celebrated illustrator Tatyana Feeney, whose newest work illustrates Emily Dickinson’s poem ‘Hope is the thing with Feathers‘. Discover the joy of poetry in this simple introduction to Emily Dickinson, celebrating the power of hope perched within and the promise of sunnier days. Originally written in 1861, this enduring poem is now accessible to early learners. Books will be available for sale in the Museum’s gift shop.


Image of the cover of Tatyana Feeney's illustrated 'Hope is the Thing with Feathers'. A little girl walking outside under a rainbow, a bird perches on her umbrella overhead.Tatyana Feeney grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and spent a lot of her early childhood going to the library and listening to stories. She still loves books and reads as much as she can in her free time. She is now based in County Meath, Ireland where she spends a lot of time working on illustrations and new story ideas. Most of her artwork is done using monoprinting but she often adds collage or watercolor to the finished pieces. Her books have been nominated for several awards including: The UKLA Book Award, the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize, and the Kate Greenway Medal. Little Owl’s Orange Scarf was the winner of the Rotherham Children’s Book Award in the Picture Book Category in 2014. Her artwork has been exhibited in Dublin, Belfast, Vienna, Bologna, London and The Hague. Illustrations from Small Elephant’s Bathtime were included in the Society of Illustrator’s Original Art Exhibition 2015. In addition to children’s books, she has also provided illustrations for CD covers, magazines, greeting cards and websites. Learn more at tatyanafeeney.com


About August Adventures

August Adventures, modeled after Highland Street’s long-standing Free Fun Fridays program, will provide enriching opportunities for individuals, children, and families across the Commonwealth. From children’s museums, to art, to science and history, there is something for everyone.

“As we celebrate our 35th anniversary this year, we are excited to partner with such a wide array of institutions, all of which add to the incredibly rich cultural fabric of our Commonwealth,” said Highland Street’s Executive Director Blake Jordan. “Increasing access and opening doors to wide and diverse audiences are shared goals of all of us and we hope to welcome many visitors during August Adventures.” The August Adventures program offers opportunities throughout the Commonwealth, from Greater Boston to Cape Cod, and out to Central and Western Massachusetts.

To learn more about August Adventures and the Highland Street Foundation, visit highlandstreet.org

About Highland Street Foundation
Founded in 1989, the Highland Street Foundation is committed to addressing the most pressing needs and concerns for children and families in Massachusetts. Highland Street Foundation provides access and opportunities in education, housing, mentorship, health care, environment, and the arts.

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