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Event Calendar

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Sat, Aug 2, 2014

Dickinsons in Love

What did “love” mean to nineteenth-century New Englanders? During this program, visitors will explore the multiple romantic relationships of the Dickinson family at the Homestead and The Evergreens.

Museum guides reveal the nature of courtship, marriage, unrequited passions, and extramarital romance in the Dickinsons’ world. The stories unfold through the words of the family members themselves. Guests are invited to read from family letters as part of the experience. At the program’s conclusion, guests will join their guides over wine and cheese to continue discussion of nineteenth-century romance.
Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum. Program takes place in both the Homestead and The Evergreens. Visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear for walking between the houses.

Fee: $25/museum member; $30/non-member. Reservations required.
Call 413-542-2034 or e-mail edmprograms@emilydickinsonmuseum.org.

Wilder Observatory

Look at the Heavens with Tom Whitney

The Wilder Observatory on Snell Street is free and open to all, starting at 9 p.m. every clear Saturday from April through October. See (if they're in the sky at the time) the moon, planets, asteroids, comets, multiple stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and more through the large, world-class refractor telescope. Students, faculty, staff, community members, family and friends are welcome. Weekend programs are provided in partnership with the Astronomy Association.