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.