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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.


Visit Us!

Through Sunday, August 31, the Museum will be open daily except Tuesdays, 10 am to 5 pm. Our fall hours (beginning September 3) are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Details>>


Local teacher shares her students's passion for Emily Dickinson's poetry

In the May 21 edition of the Valley Advocate, Eloise Michael, a teacher at the Four Winds School in Gill, MA, wrote of her students's interest in Dickinson's works, their visits to the Emily Dickinson Museum, and their growing love of poetry.


New York Times highlights Dickinson bedroom restoration

New York Times antiques columnist Eve M. Kahn explored the ongoing restoration of Emily Dickinson's bedroom in "Where A Poet's Feet Trod," the second item in her May 23 column.


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

A soft Sea washed around the House
A Sea of Summer Air
And rose and fell the magic Planks
That sailed without a care -
For Captain was the Butterfly
For Helmsman was the Bee
And an entire universe
For the delighted Crew -

Fr 1199 Reprinted by permission.

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