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This fall, the Emily Dickinson Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). The Museum will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on both Wednesday, November 26, and Thursday, November 27.  In December, the Museum will be closed on both Wednesday, December 24, and Thursday, December 25.  Our last day of the season is Sunday, December 28.  Details>>


"Dickinsons in Love" continues in December

You still have a chance to explore the romantic lives of the Dickinson family during the Museum's Dickinsons in Love program!  Reservations are available for Emily Dickinson's Birthday (Wednesday, December 10) at 3 pm and 7 pm.  Details»


A Dickensian Christmas with the Dickinsons

Join us on December 6 and 13 as the Emily Dickinson Museum welcomes in the holiday season and traces the history of Christmas celebrations in the two Dickinson households.

"A Dickensian Christmas with the Dickinsons" will be held at 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm. Evocative decorations, seasonal music, and new objects on exhibit will delight your holiday senses, and the words of Emily Dickinson and her family will bring their Christmas experiences to life. In addition, award-winning author and Dickens fan Tony Abbott will conclude each visit with a reading from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Details>>


The Heart Has Many Doors reading on December 10, Emily Dickinson's birthday

Celebrate Emily Dickinson's 184th birthday with a reading of The Heart Has Many Doors, a new novel by Susan Snively that explores the relationship between Emily Dickinson and Judge Otis Lord. The free reading will begin at 5 pm at the Amherst Woman's Club at 35 Triangle Street in Amherst. A booksigning and reception will follow. Learn more about Susan Snively's work at www.susansnively.com. 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

Suspense - is Hostiler than Death -
Death - tho'soever Broad,
Is just Death, and cannot increase -
Suspense - does not conclude -

But perishes - to live anew -
But just anew to die -
Annihilation - plated fresh
With Immortality -

Fr 775 Reprinted by permission.

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