Museum Outreach

Emily Dickinson Museum Outreach

Students viewing objects in the Emily Dickinson Museum's Artifact Bags

Emily Dickinson Travels! The Museum has created a traveling program that brings the poet’s world to your group or into the classroom. Museum guides are available to visit with our Dickinson Artifacts Bag.

During the hour-long visit, the guide provides a brief introduction to Emily Dickinson. Then participants assemble a portrait of the poet by examining artifacts that explore different aspects of her life: the historical context, her poetry, her domestic activities, her interest in nature, and special objects associated with her. Students respond to questions and share what they have learned with the rest of the group. The Museum guide facilitates the discussion.

This program works well with all grade levels or interest groups. Museum staff will work individually with teachers to help tailor this experience to best suit their needs. The outreach visit is ideally paired with a visit to the Museum itself for the full experience of the poet's environment.

Fees are determined by number of participants and distance from the Museum.

To schedule an outreach visit, please complete the Group Tour and Outreach Visit Request Form.