The 153rd reunion of the Dickinson Family Association will be on June 29, 2024.  The location is the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, MA.

It will have been nine years since we last had a reunion at the EDM, and much has taken place in that time.  An extensive restoration of the Homestead during the two pandemic years has brought the inside rooms and hallways back to their authentic 19th century appearance.  If you have toured the museum before 2020 you will be amazed at the difference.   The homestead reopened to the public in August 2022, but the Evergreens (Austin Dickinson’s house next door) has been undergoing work until just recently.  That is now finished and the Evergreens will reopen for tours in the 2024 season.

The landscape between the Homestead and Evergreens has been restored as well.  Drainage work has eliminated the muddy areas, many of the random trees were removed, a beautiful lawn installed, and the historic “path between the houses” has been recreated.

We will be working with the museum to arrange tours for our members.  Those and other details of the reunion will be announced in future web posts and newsletters, so save the date and plan to join us for what should be a wonderful event!

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March 25, 2020 –

Due to increasing health issues, travel restrictions, business closings, and economic concerns it is with a heavy heart that we are formally announcing that our 150th Annual Reunion will need to be rescheduled.  Historic Deerfield is closed until May 15th; however we are currently coordinating with them and PVMA to hold our reunion events in June 2021. In the interim, the DFA will continue to work on other projects.  We apologize for any inconveniences and look forward to seeing you next year. Further information will be provided in our Spring Newsletter.  Stay tuned and be safe.

Sincerely, DFA Executive Board Members

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Last spring the DFA board made the decision to have a new website created.  After several months of work, as you can see, the new site is live!

The plan was to include all the content from the old site, but to arrange and present it in what we think is a much more appealing and useful way.  It is still not complete, but will eventually allow viewers to order books online instead of the former “print out and mail in” order form method. The survey forms we have sent out each January and the reunion reservation forms sent in April will now be done electronically, greatly reducing the number of postal mail items needed.  Purchases, reservation fees and donations will be able to be submitted online using PayPal. Another big advance is that scholarship applications will now be done online.  

The new site is very interactive.  Viewers can do searches, send us messages and feedback and even join the association online.  So we invite you to explore the new site. Let us know what you think, and keep watching as it evolves.

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