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The Emily Dickinson Museum is closed in January and February and will re-open in March. Find out more about visiting here

 The 2016 Emily Dickinson Museum calendar is now available!

Looking for a perfect present for your favorite Emily Dickinson enthusiast? The 2016 Emily Dickinson Museum calendar is now available online. Click here to download our PDF order form. Click here to order online.

Support the Conservatory Reconstruction Project

The Emily Dickinson Museum is rebuilding the poet's garden conservatory. Help us raise $300,000 to complete the project. DETAILS>>

Events calendar for 2016

The Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk, Garden Days, Poetry Discussion Group, the 19th Century Children's Circus and more: see what the Emily Dickinson Museum has planned for 2016! DETAILS>>

David T. Porter Prize for Meritorious Work in Dickinson Studies

UMass Amherst Professor Emeritus of English David Porter had a deep impact on Dickinson scholarship. A new prize in his honor is intended to nurture creative work in that field among a new generation of Five College scholars. 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

Sweet hours have perished here;
This is a mighty room;
Within its precincts hopes have played,-
Now shadows in the tomb.

J1767 Reprinted by permission.

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