A New Face for the Belle of Amherst?

Submitted on Thursday, 9/13/2012, at 3:42 PM

by William Sweet

Imagine having the whole world judge you on a single snapshot—one taken when you were 16.

Dwell in Possibility: Big Ideas on Little Houses

Submitted on Wednesday, 5/9/2012, at 9:33 AM

At first glance, it looks like a tiny housing development has cropped up in the environs of the Emily Dickinson Museum. The 40 little white houses are like the words of the poet herself: carefully prepared, diligently arranged and deceptively spare. There aren’t any tiny people living here, though—just big ideas.

Amherst College Archives, Dickinson Museum to Mark 150th Anniversary of Local Resident’s Civil War Death with Exhibit, Discussion, Reenactment

Submitted on Friday, 3/23/2012, at 2:19 PM

March 23, 2012

AMHERST, Mass.—This March and April, Amherst College’s Archives and Special Collections and the Emily Dickinson Museum will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the March 1862 death of Frazar Stearns, son of college president William Augustus Stearns, with a special exhibition, panel discussion and “living history” encampment. The events are free and open to the public.

A Cannon for the Confederacy: The Legacy of Frazar Stearns

Submitted on Thursday, 3/15/2012, at 3:28 PM

By William Sweet

A century and a half ago, a member of the Amherst College Class of 1863 followed his chemistry professor into this country’s bloodiest conflict and returned in a coffin. After the body of Frazar Stearns—the son of the college’s fourth president, William Augustus Stearns—came back to Amherst, so did a cannon that he had helped reclaim from Confederate forces. It was a pale substitute for a 21-year-old with a promising future, but the “Amherst Cannon” would become a boon for historians.

An Amherst Summer “Bucket List”

July 27, 2011

By Rebecca Ojserkis ’12

Amherst students love the protection and comfort of the so-called college “bubble,” but we all need to escape into the real world from time to time.

Visit the Emily Dickinson Museum

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After hearing that a plaster ceiling in Emily Dickinson's house had collapsed, Garrison Keillor asked how he could help. His Dec.

Museums 10’s Table for 10 Initiative

The Museums 10 collaboration—to which the Emily Dickinson, Mead Art and Natural History museums belong—has been generating buzz for its Table for 10 programming this year.

NPR’s Garrison Keillor to Host Performance Benefitting the Emily Dickinson Museum Dec. 9

September 30, 2010
For immediate release
Contact: Jane Wald
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AMHERST, Mass.— On Thursday, Dec. 9—one day before the 180th anniversary of the poet Emily Dickinson’s birth—Garrison Keillor, host of the acclaimed National Public Radio program A Prairie Home Companion, will perform a special one-man benefit for the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Johnson Chapel on the Amherst College campus and will feature Keillor’s legendary humor, commentary and song.

My Hero, the Outlaw of Amherst: New York Times

Times art critic Holland Cotter wrote this column about the many “versions” of Emily Dickinson and his own touching experience of visiting the Belle of Amherst’s house, now the college’s Emily Dickinson Museum.

The Belle is Back: Emily Dickinson Museum Sponsors Benefit Performance Of The Belle of Amherst featuring Barbara Dana

February 25, 2010

AMHERST, Mass.—The EmilyDickinsonMuseum presents a benefit performance of William Luce’s critically praised play, The Belle of Amherst, with acclaimed actress Barbara Dana at 7:00 pm, Thursday, March 11, at the Kirby Memorial Theater at AmherstCollege.

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