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 2016-2017

Summer 2017
'a mighty room': Studio Sessions in Emily Dickinson's Bedroom

A rare opportunity to seek inspiration in the Poet's own creative space! DETAILS>>

June 1

Amherst Arts Night Plus:  Poetry Night and Art Exhibition

Amherst Arts Night Plus is a free cultural event held in venues around downtown Amherst, MA. Each first Thursday of every month, the Museum hosts an open mic and features visual artists and contemporary poets. DETAILS>>

June 2-3

Garden Days

During garden days, volunteers help to wake the gardens at the Museum back up for another summer of blooms! DETAILS>>

June 2

"The Products of My Farm are these”: Farming with the Dickinsons

Join landscape historian Marta McDowell for a talk, tour, and taste about the Dickinson family farm. DETAILS>>

June 7-10

"The earth has many keys": Hands-On Archaeology at the Homestead

Spend up to four days working alongside professional archaeologists as they search for keys to the lives of the Dickinson family. DETAILS>>

July

NEH Landmarks of American History Workshop for K-12 Teachers: Emily Dickinson: Person, Poetry, and Place

July 6

Amherst Arts Night Plus:  Poetry Night and Art Exhibition

Amherst Arts Night Plus is a free cultural event held in venues around downtown Amherst, MA. Each first Thursday of every month, the Museum hosts an open mic and features visual artists and contemporary poets. DETAILS>>

August 3

Amherst Arts Night Plus:  Poetry Night and Art Exhibition

Amherst Arts Night Plus is a free cultural event held in venues around downtown Amherst, MA. Each first Thursday of every month, the Museum hosts an open mic and features visual artists and contemporary poets. DETAILS>>

August 11-12

Emily Dickinson International Society Annual Meeting

This year's annual meeting will feature exciting new scholarship, reading groups facilitated by well-known scholars meeting in the environs of Emily Dickinson’s home and gardens, musical performances, tours of the Dickinson houses, literary walks, and the pleasure of picnicking on the grounds of those homes. DETAILS>>

August 18

Free Fun Friday!

On Friday, August 18, visit the Emily Dickinson Museum for free! Crafts, tours, a scavenger hunt and more. DETAILS>>

September 1

Amherst Arts Night Plus:  Poetry Night and Art Exhibition

Amherst Arts Night Plus is a free cultural event held in venues around downtown Amherst, MA. Each first Thursday of every month, the Museum hosts an open mic and features visual artists and contemporary poets. DETAILS>>

September

Amherst Poetry Festival

Now in it's fifth year, the festival features poets from near and far coming together to celebrate the literary legacy of Amherst! DETAILS>>

Past Events