Emily Dickinson Museum Announces Major Gift from Kaneka Corporation of Japan

July 1, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum announced today that it has received a $50,000 gift from the Kaneka Corporation of Japan for capital improvements to the Dickinson family homes in Amherst. Kaneka's gift marks the first corporate contribution to the Emily Dickinson Museum 's campaign fund and also represents the first major donation to the Museum from outside the continental United States.

Emily Dickinson Museum Celebrates the Poet's Birthday Dec. 10

November 16, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum will host its annual Open House on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. in honor of Emily Dickinson's 175th birthday (Dec. 10, 1830). The event is free and open to the public. The Emily Dickinson Museum is composed of the Dickinson Homestead, birthplace and home of the poet, and The Evergreens next door, the home of Austin and Susan Dickinson, the poet's brother and sister-in-law.

Emily Dickinson Museum Names Cullen Murphy and Betsy McInnis to Board of Governors

November 18, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Cullen Murphy and Betsy McInnis have been elected to the board of governors of the Emily Dickinson Museum, it was announced today by Polly Longsworth, the museum's chair.

Emily Dickinson Museum Poetry Discussion Group To Meet Sept. through April

July 27, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum has formed a poetry discussion group devoted to the pleasures and challenges of reading Emily Dickinson 's poetry. The group is open to long-time Dickinson readers as well as those who have just been introduced to the poet's work and will meet monthly from September through April.