Event Calendar

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Mini Mead Reads

Mini Mead Reads

Children and their parents are invited to join the Mead’s educators for story time! Offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from June 25 through August 13, this half-hour event offers children the opportunity to explore thematic connections between the Mead’s art collection and thoughtfully paired picture books.

Mini Mead Reads is FREE, open to the public, and designed for children ages 2–7.

IT Instruction

Intro to Working with the Amherst Website Content Management System

Frost Library, Barker Room

This class is for those new to using the Amherst website Content Management System (CMS) who have responsibilities to edit, create or maintain web pages. If you are new to using the CMS, you must complete this class first before you can take the Advanced or Webforms courses. You will have hands-on time to learn the basics of working with the CMS.

Please go to https://www.amherst.edu/mm/76278 to register.

Inside the Emily DIckinson Museum

Emily Dickinson Museum Architectural Tour

Although the Homestead (1813) and The Evergreens (1856) are best known for their association with poet Emily Dickinson and her intriguing family, the two houses also offer a fascinating portrait of more than 100 years of architectural history in New England.

Join us to sharpen your skills at "reading" buildings and find out how (and why) these two historic houses have changed - or not - over time. By taking a closer look, we can learn much about popular 19th century styles and about how homeowners made decisions about home "improvements." The tour will conclude with several of Emily Dickinson's house-related poems.
Wednesdays at 3 pm; June through August, 2014

Location: The Emily Dickinson Museum

Fee: $5/person if combined with a museum house tour (Emily Dickinson's World or "This Was a Poet"); $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $5 for students K-college; free to museum members. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the museum's new printed architecture guide.

NOTE: The tour is of the exterior of the buildings only. Content will include references to Emily Dickinson but should not be viewed as a substitute for one of the museum's interior tours that focus directly on the poet and her family.