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The Emily Dickinson Museum is open from 11 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Find out more about visiting here.

April 30: Poem in Your Pocket Day

As part of National Poetry Month, the Academy of American Poets celebrates poetry with Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 30. That day, visitors who are able to recite an Emily Dickinson poem from memory will receive free admission to our regularly scheduled tours. Visitors may also take part in a poetry origami project in the Museum's Tour Center during open hours. Learn more about Poem in Your Pocket Day here.

May 15: Last Poetry Discussion Group of the season!

Martin Greenup, a preceptor in the Harvard College Writing Program, will be leading a discussion called "Imagining Wind" at the May 15 Emily Dickinson Poetry Discussion Group. DETAILS>>

May 16: Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk

The annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk will be held on Saturday, May 16, at 1 pm. The walk begins in the Homestead garden, and continues throughout downtown Amherst before concluding in West Cemetery at Emily Dickinson's grave. DETAILS>>

May 19-June 13: Archaeology Field School at the Emily Dickinson Museum

Applications are now being accepted for the Historical Archaeology Summer Field School, a collaboration between the Emily Dickinson Museum and University of Massachusetts Archaeological Services.
The field school runs Tuesday through Saturday, May 19 to June 13. Participants will learn the fundamentals of archaeological field and laboratory research in addition to historical interpretation centered around the Dickinson properties. Projects include archaeology at the site of the Dickinson family barn, further investigation of the Dickinson conservatory site (initial work began in 2014), and testing in the area of a soon to be reestablished heirloom apple orchard. DETAILS>>

The Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum includes The Homestead, where poet Emily Dickinson was born and lived most of her life, and The Evergreens, home of the poet’s brother and his family. The two houses share three acres of the original Dickinson property in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts.

Digital Dickinson

Emily Dickinson's manuscripts--housed in several academic repositories--are available for viewing on-line!  Check out the Digital and Electronic Research Resources on the Museum's "Resources and Bibliography" page for the latest links! Our Ten Year Anniversary Report is also available, highlighting the Museum's history, programs, exhibitions, restoration work, and near-term plans.

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Poem of the Week

The Sweetest Heresy received
That Man and Woman know -
Each Other's Convert -
Though the Faith accomodate but Two -

The Churches are so frequent -
The Ritual - so small -
The Grace so unavoidable -
To fail - is Infidel -

Fr 671 Reprinted by permission.

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