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The Emily Dickinson Museum is closed for the season. We will reopen for 2015 on Wednesday, March 4.


FEBRUARY 5: A conversation with Annie Baker and Madeleine George

The Emily Dickinson Museum is pleased to present a conversation between 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner Annie Baker and 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama nominee Madeleine George. Both are graduates of Amherst Regional High School, and the two will discuss the importance of place in their work. The free event will be held Thursday, February 5 at 7 pm at Amherst Regional High School, located at 21 Mattoon Street in Amherst. DETAILS>>


Ken Burns is recipient of 2015 Tell It Slant Award

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Tell It Slant Award, presented annually by the Emily Dickinson Museum Board of Governors to honor individuals whose work, in any field, is imbued with the creative spirit of America's greatest poet, Emily Dickinson. 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 going from a world we know
To one a wonder still
Is like the child's adversity
Whose vista is a hill,
Behind the hill is sorcery
And everything unknown,
But will the secret compensate
For climbing it alone?

Fr 1662 Reprinted by permission.

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