Press Room

Press Room

To Request Press Photographs

Low-resolution and high-resolution photographs are provided to reporters and media outlets for one-time use upon request.  Appropriate credit information and descriptions are provided.  Please complete a new request for each use of photographs.

Information for Journalists on Assignment

If you’re a journalist working under deadline, please call administrative coordinator Erica Martinson or email to be directed to the appropriate individual. High resolution photographs are available upon request.

Sign Up to Receive News Releases

For Emily Dickinson Museum news releases and calendar updates delivered right to your inbox, send an e-mail to with “News release sign up” in the subject line. In the body of your e-mail, be sure to include your name, phone and fax numbers and the name of your outlet.

Media Pass Policy

We understand that even members of the media who aren’t “on a story” are always looking for a good story. If you’re a journalist who finds yourself in the Amherst area, please stop by. Members of the media are entitled to a free regularly-scheduled tour for themselves and three guests when they show press credentials and a valid state issued photo I.D.

Archived News Releases

Click here to view the News Archive.

"A Message from the Meadows" Newsletter

Click here to view the current issue of "A Message from the Meadows." 

Click here to view back issues.

Feature Stories to Consider

Looking for Dickinson story ideas? Consider these

  • 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 has restored Emily Dickinson's bedroom to more closely resemble what it was like when Dickinson lived in the Homestead from 1855 to 1886.
  • Emily Dickinson was an avid botanist and gardener. Here at the Museum, we’re putting an increased emphasis on the landscape, and have completed the reconstruction of Emily Dickinson's garden conservatory and a thorough Restoration of the Hedge and Fence in front of the Homestead and The Evergreens, planted an heirloom orchard representative of the one tended by the Dickinsons in the 1800s, and are undertaking annual archaeological surveys to better understand the grounds and gardens


Emily Dickinson Museum
280 Main Street
Amherst, MA 01002