Family Association




JUNE, 2015


Annual reunion, 2015

Emily Dickinson museum

amherst, ma


FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015

                      5 PM               Open Board Meeting, Lord Jeffery Inn, Amherst MA

            6 PM               Social Hour, Lord Jeffery Inn

            7 PM               Dinner, Lord Jeffery Inn



            9:00, 9:15, 10:00, 10:15 AM   Museum Tours (requires pre-registration)

            9:30 – 11:00    Gathering of the Cousins

            11:00 AM        Welcome; Patricia Vitale’s presentation; Counting of the Cousins

            12 Noon          Group Photo/Lunch

            1:15 PM          Annual Meeting/Reports of Board Members

            2:00 PM          Presentation by staff of UMass Archeological Field School


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Refer questions to Alan Dickinson, (413)596-9648,  anbdickinson@charter.net



The Dickinson Family Association, PO Box 2, Whately, MA 01093


Friday, June 19, dinner at Lord Jeffery Inn, Amherst, 7pm (6pm social).    Number in party:   ____ @ $40 each

Number for each choice:   ___  roasted rib eye steak, whipped potatoes, swiss chard

                             ___ grilled atlantic salmon with miso vinaigrette, long grain wild rice, bok choy

                                           ___ roasted pork chop, cran-apple compote, potato gratin, kale

                                                                                                     Total $_______                  

Saturday June 20, reunion activities will start at 9:30 am, with lunch served at 12 noon.

Number in party:   ____ Adults @ $25;   ____ Students @ $10;  ___ Children under 5 (free).     Total $_______


Museum activities for DFA members (indicate number participating and include fee in payment):

      2-House museum tour (9am):    ____ @ $11          bedroom visit (9:15am):       ____ @ $9

      architecture tour (10am):            ____ @ $9           bedroom visit (10:15am):     ____ @ $9      

      ____ children age 6-10, after-lunch activities (free)                                               Museum Total $________

                                                                                                                        Total enclosed:   $ ________

Checks should be made payable to The Dickinson Family Association and mailed to the address above.




TO THE LORD JEFFREY INN, AMHERST CENTER    FROM SOUTH: Take I-91 to exit 19 in Northampton. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Rte. 9.  Follow this (east)  6 mi. to the green in Amherst Center.    FROM WEST:  Take MassPike (I-90) to exit 4 and get on I-91 north.  Follow directions from the south above.  FROM NORTH:  Take I-91 to exit 20 in Northampton and follow signs to Rte. 9.  Take Rte. 9 east 6 mi to the green in Amherst Center.  FROM EAST:  Take MassPike (I-90) to exit 8.  Turn left after toll booth onto Rte. 32  At a fork, take a slight left onto High St. which eventually becomes Main St. in Three Rivers.  At the Sykes St intersection (traffic light) turn right and you will be on Rte. 181.  Follow that to Belchertown center where you pick up US 202 north.  At the junction with Rte. 9 (traffic light) turn left and follow Rte. 9 about 9 mi. to Amherst.  The Lord Jeff  is on the east side of the Amherst green at 30 Boltwood Ave.



Main Street is the north boundary of the town green.  Proceed east on Main St., past the Congregational Church, and the Museum is ahead on the left side of the street.



Metered parking is on the west-bound side of Main St., but side streets with blue reserved parking signs are available for (free) public parking in the summer.   The two marked handicapped parking spaces at the museum may NOT be used by DFA members as they must remain available for the public tours which will be in progress throughout the day.  Handicapped-authorized cars may drive up the driveway for a drop-off. 


General parking is available in the Alumni lot.  The lot is on Seelye Street, which is one block east of the town green and runs between College Street (Rte. 9) and Main St.  Walk up Seelye St. to Main St., turn right and the Homestead is ahead on your left. 



Web site:  www.dickinsonfamilyassociation.org

Newsletter editor:  Dale Williams








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