Planned Giving

I dwell in Possibility

The cupola of the Homestead with the moon in the background in daylight of a clear skyWhat does the Emily Dickinson Museum Mean to You?

Leave a legacy that reflects your passions and contributes to the Emily Dickinson Museum’s future by planning for a special kind of gift.

The 1830 Society

The 1830 Society is for those who have made pledges to give beyond their lifetimes. Your legacy will ensure the future of the Emily Dickinson Museum’s mission to spark the imagination by amplifying Emily Dickinson’s revolutionary poetic voice from the place she called home.

How to Join the 1830 Society

You can simply inform our development office that you have included the Emily Dickinson Museum in your will, retirement plan, or life insurance policy by emailing, calling 413-542-5084, or sending notification to the Emily Dickinson Museum, 20 Triangle Street, Amherst, MA 01002 

About the Emily Dickinson Museum Program

Join the Emily Dickinson Museum’s 1830 Society, a group of donors who have made pledges to give beyond their lifetimes, ensuring the future of the Museum’s mission. Learn more from our Create a Legacy brochure.

We know that, as a friend of the Museum, you share our passion for amplifying Emily Dickinson’s revolutionary poetic voice and preserving her legacy. Your legacy gift will help us continue to spark the imagination of visitors and keep Emily Dickinson’s spirit alive in the place she called home.

Overseen by its own Board of Governors, the Emily Dickinson Museum earns and raises nearly all of the funds it needs for core programming, operations, and capital projects. It is owned by the Trustees of Amherst College and operates under the College’s federal tax identification number. Because of this, the Emily Dickinson Museum’s gift planning program is offered through Amherst College, which provides sophisticated investment management and high-quality gift administration.Joining the 1830 Society is as easy as letting us know that you have or would like to include the Museum in your estate plans. If you would like to discuss further options or have questions, please contact our development office at or 413-542-5084. You may reach us by mail at the Administrative Office, 20 Triangle Street, Amherst, MA 01002.