Join us for Free Fun Friday at the Emily Dickinson Museum on Friday, Aug. 23! Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation, this series allows free entry to museum-goers at many museums across Massachusetts. Visit the Emily Dickinson Museum for free admission to The Homestead, where Emily Dickinson wrote nearly all of her poetry, and her brother’s home, The Evergreens.
On Free Fun Friday you can enjoy self-guided tours of The Homestead and The Evergreens with guides on hand to answer questions. A scavenger hunt through the houses invites you to look closely at the historic furnishings used by the Dickinson family. On the museum grounds, visit the craft tent for fun for all ages. Explore the “Landscape of Memory” with the EDM’s self-guided audio tour. Pollinator Bingo and a garden scavenger hunt will also be available! The day will also include a reading and signing by author Krystyna Poray Goddu. Her newly released Dickinson biography for middle-grade readers, Becoming Emily, will be a hit with kids!
Visit the Mezzanine Gallery in Frost Library to view Between the Imagined and Seen: The Hand-Pulled Prints of Betsey Garand and Microscope Images of Caroline Goutte, on exhibit from March 4 to Aug. 30. This exhibition is sponsored by the Arts at Amherst Initiative
Professor Caroline Goutte is chair of the Department of Biology and a member of the Program in Biochemistry and Biophysics at Amherst College. Betsey Garand is senior resident artist in the Department of Art and the History of Art at Amherst College.