Emily Dickinson Museum Announces Completion of $705,000 Capital Campaign

July 27, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens has announced the completion of its first capital campaign, which successfully raised more than $705,000 to fund the first steps in the long-term development of the museum as an historic site dedicated to the appreciation of Emily Dickinson’s life and poetry.

Emily Dickinson Museum Board of Governors Presents Museum Master Plan

August 4, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens has announced that its Board of Governors has adopted a new master plan that will serve as the long-range planning tool for the restoration and improvement of the museum site.

Jane H. Wald Named Executive Director of Emily Dickinson Museum

August 4, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

“Celebrate the Herbarium!” at the Emily Dickinson Museum Sept. 30

September 20, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Emily Dickinson Museum Presents “Repast as Ritual” Oct. 15

October 9, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

New Quiet Time Program to Debut at Emily Dickinson Museum Oct. 26

October 9, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens hosts “‘Silence as a Company’: Quiet Time at the Dickinson Homestead,” on Thursday, Oct. 26. From 10 a.m. to 12 noon, the Homestead doors will be open to visitors seeking a brief respite from cell phones, beeping handhelds and other unwanted distractions.

Kent W. Faerber Elected to Lead Emily Dickinson Museum Board

November 9, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Emily Dickinson Museum Celebrates the Poet’s Birthday Dec. 9

December 1, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— The Emily Dickinson Museum will host its annual Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, to celebrate the anniversary of Emily Dickinson’s birth (Dec. 10, 1830). Continuing a beloved tradition, the first 176 guests to the museum will receive a rose offered by an anonymous donor in honor of the poet. The event is free and open to the public.

Stephen Nissenbaum To Speak on “Christmas With the Dickinsons” at Amherst College Dec. 7

November 30, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens will present a lecture by historian and author Stephen Nissenbaum on “Christmas with the Dickinsons: Bedpost Stockings and Laurel Wreaths” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Amherst College Alumni House on Spring Street. The talk is free and open to the public.

“A little Madness in the Spring” Turns Emily Dickinson Museum Upside Down April 28 & 29; Dickinson Museum Goes to the Dogs

April 4, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum’s celebration of National Poetry Month, appropriately named after Dickinson’s poem “A little Madness in the Spring,” takes over Amherst on Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, with a range of lectures, programs and outdoor events that will inspire even the most canine of poetry fans.

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