Horticulturalist Marta McDowell to Speak on Emily Dickinson’s Gardens June 25

June 7, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens presents a lecture and garden walk by landscape historian and author Marta McDowell at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, at the Amherst Woman’s Club at 35 Triangle St. in Amherst. The garden walk will follow on the Museum grounds, at 280 Main Street, directly across the street.

Biographer Debby Applegate ’89 To Speak on Henry Ward Beecher at Amherst College Sept. 25

September 11, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Debby Applegate, a 1989 graduate of Amherst and the author of the The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, will speak on “Henry Ward Beecher and Victorian America” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the departments of American studies and history at Amherst, Applegate’s talk is free and open to the public.

South African Economist Francis Wilson To Speak at Amherst College Oct. 16

September 19, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—South African economist Francis Wilson will give a talk titled “Halfway There: The Long Walk to Freedom and Economic Justice in South Africa” at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the President’s Office at Amherst, Wilson’s talk will be free and open to the public.