Events

 

The Emily Dickinson Museum offers a variety of events and public programs throughout the year. Some programs celebrate poetry—the Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk in May and the Poetry Marathon in September. Others, like the Nineteenth-Century Children’s Circus in July, bring the past into sharper focus.

Upcoming Events in 2014

Before you became improbable image of lantern

Thursday, September 25-Saturday, September 27, 2014
"Before you became improbable":  an immersive theatrical journey inspired by Emily Dickinson's poems and letters to Thomas Wentworth Higginson (
premiere)

Time: by appointment, with numerous start times between 6:30-8 pm. As the journey is designed for 1-2 participants at a time, participants will indicate their preferred arrival time on the reservation page.  The show will last approximately 1 hour, with an invitation to join us at the Museum for questions and conversation afterward.

Location:  Begin at the Homestead

Fee:  $25 adults, $20 Museum members, $15 students (reservations required)

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 Emily Dickinson's Poems

Friday, September 26, 2014
Poetry Discussion Group

Time:  noon-2 pm
Location: Main Lounge, First Congregational Church, 165 Main Street, Amherst
Fee:  Yes

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Smithsonian Museum Day

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

Time:  11 am to 4 pm

Free admission for two with a special ticket (available here).

MHC Archaeology Poster 2013 Saturday, October 4, 2014
Archaeology at the Emily Dickinson Museum

Time:  1 pm
Location:  Homestead
Fee: No

A program for Archaeology Month, sponsored by the Massachusetts Historical Commission

Join us for a presentation of recent excavations at the Homestead and The Evergreens in advance of installation of a drainage system and reconstruction of Emily Dickinson’s conservatory.

 Emily Dickinson's Poems

Friday, October 17, 2014
Poetry Discussion Group

Time:  noon-2 pm
Location: Main Lounge, First Congregational Church, 165 Main Street, Amherst
Fee:  Yes

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Cupid and Psyche statue located in the Evergreens

Saturday, October 18, 2014 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 

Dickinsons in Love

Time:  5 pm on Saturday; 3 pm on Sunday
Location:  The Emily Dickinson Museum
Fee: $25 adults, $20 Museum members, $15 students.  Reservations required.

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Cupid and Psyche statue located in the Evergreens Sunday, November 16, 2014 

Dickinsons in Love

Time:  3 pm on Sunday
Location:  The Emily Dickinson Museum
Fee:  $25 adults, $20 Museum members, $15 students.  Reservations required.

Details»

 Emily Dickinson's Poems

Friday, November 21, 2014
Poetry Discussion Group

Time:  noon-2 pm
Location: Main Lounge, First Congregational Church, 165 Main Street, Amherst
Fee:  Yes

Details»

 

Cupid and Psyche statue located in the Evergreens

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (Emily Dickinson's Birthday)
Dickinsons in Love

Time:  3 pm & 7 pm (two sessions)
Location:  The Emily Dickinson Museum
Fee:  $25 adults, $20 Museum members, $15 students.  Reservations required.

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Past Events