VOLUME IX, NUMBER 3

Annual Reunion, 2012

First Congregational Church

Westfield, Ma

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012

            5 PM               Board Meeting, Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst, MA

            6 PM               Social Hour, Lord Jeff

            7 PM               Dinner, Lord Jeff

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012

            9:30-11:00      Arrivals greeted by bagpipes at the First Congregational Church, Westfield, MA

            11:00 AM        Morning Music Program

            12 Noon          Group Photo/Lunch/Counting of the Cousins

            1:15 PM          142nd Annual Meeting of the Dickinson Family Association

            2:00 PM          Main Speaker:  Dr. Elizabeth Keithcart

            3:30 PM          Singing of “God Bless America”

If you haven’t yet replied to our April mailing or should you need one,

a duplicate response form is provided below for your convenience.

Refer questions to Andrew Dickinson, (413)634-2169.

______________________________________________________________________

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

DIRECTIONS TO REUNION VENUES

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.

TO THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, WESTFIELD  FROM MASS PIKE (I-90): Get off at Exit 3 (Westfield).  At the end of the ramp turn right; this is US202.  Follow this (south) 1.7 mi. to the green in Westfield Center.  The church is at the southeast end of the green at 18 Broad Street.  Parking may be found behind the church, adjacent to the Stop and Shop parking lot.

STAYING IN TOUCH

If you have received this by e-mail we thank you.  E-mailing the June and Fall newsletters saves the DFA much time and money.  If you have received this by postal mail and you do have an e-mail address you are willing to share, please send the information to membership clerk, Beth Landolina at bethl0719@sbcglobal.net .  If you are reading this on our website and would like to receive our newsletters (a little earlier) send your mailing address, and e-mail if possible, to Beth.  Her postal address is 82 Evergreen Dr., Tolland, CT 06084.  The January and April newsletters are accompanied by other enclosures so they must go out by USPS.  If there are ever any changes to your mailing and/or e-mail address, please notify Beth promptly so we can continue to stay in touch.

BREAKING NEWS!   It has been confirmed that next year’s reunion will be June 21-22 at Mt. Holyoke College, S. Hadley, MA.  Our guest speaker will be reknowned genealogist, Clifford Stott.
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VOLUME IX, NUMBER 2

A message from the Presidentabout the 2012 Reunion on June 22 & 23 Hello Cousins: Our Annual Reunion this year falls on June 23, 2012 and will be held at the First Congregational Church in Westfield, Massachusetts. Cousin, Dr. Betsy Keithcart, will give a PowerPoint presentation entitled, “The Dickinsons and Music Education” with Betsy’s and Clarence Dickinson’s musical settings of Emily Dickinson poems.  Betsy, Alan Dickinson and Andrew Dickinson, Jr. will play harp, pipe organ, piano and bagpipes in the morning music program. Everyone is welcome to attend our Association Dinner the evening before the Reunion. On June 22, 2012, we gather at the newly renovated Lord Jeffrey Inn in Amherst for the open meeting, social hour and dinner. Andrew Dickinson, president 
 142th ANNUAL REUNION SCHEDULE FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012          5 PM                 Board Meeting, Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amherst, MA            6 PM                 Social Hour, Lord Jeffrey Inn            7 PM                 Dinner, Lord Jeffrey Inn SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012             9:30-11:00       Arrivals greeted by bagpipes at the First Congregational Church, Westfield, MA            11:00 AM        Morning Music Program            12 noon           Group Photo/Lunch/Counting of the Cousins            1:15 PM          Annual Meeting of the Dickinson Family Association            2:00 PM          Main Speaker: Betsy Keithcart            3:30 PM          Singing of “God Bless America” Please return your reservation card as soon as possible.Driving directions will appear in the June newsletter. 
 PIPER TO THE DICKINSON FAMILY ASSOCIATIONSomething New At our last Board Meeting we created a new position within the DFA, that of “Piper to the Dickinson Family Association”. In the tradition of the Scottish Clans of old we have our own ceremonial bagpiper. Andrew Dickinson’s son, Andrew Dickinson, Jr., age 12, has been competing and playing since he was 8 and has won several awards and scholarships. Drew will “pipe you in” as you arrive at the Reunion and he will join Alan Dickinson in a duet of “Highland Cathedral” during the Morning Music Program. 
 NORTHFIELD DICKINSONS The 2012 DFA brochure, which very few of you will probably see, has a picture on its cover of a Memorial to Nathaniel4 Dickinson in Northfield, MA.  This monument came to our attention recently when one of our members sent us a photo of the 1872 dedication program which he had found among his memorabilia.   The website of the Dickinson Library in Northfield provided the picture.  The monument stands at the intersection of routes 10 and 63 in Northfield.  This Nathaniel Dickinson was born in 1698 in Hatfield, MA, and was the great grandson of our patriarch.  He was “killed and scalped by the Indians” in Northfield on April 15, 1747.  Ironically, earlier in the year in which he was born, his oldest brother, also named Nathaniel, was killed by Indians in Hatfield while he was hoeing corn with his father and brother, both of whom survived the attack.   The Northfield Library is named after Elijah Marsh7 Dickinson, great grandson of Nathaniel4.  Elijah was born in Northfield and was the founder of the E. M. Dickinson Shoe Company of Fitchburg, MA.  He donated the money for the current library building of 1898.  Read more on the library website: www.northfieldpubliclibrary.org/library-history.Alan Dickinson, DFA Historian 
 2012 DFA SCHOLARSHIP ALERT – LAST CALL One of the most important functions of the Dickinson Family Association is the awarding of our annual scholarship.  The deadline for applications for this year’s DFA scholarship is April 30.  Anyone interested in applying should print out the form from our website and submit it with all other required material to the scholarship chair, Jean Blackmer, 61 Sever St., Worcester, MA 01609.  If you don’t have access to the internet, contact Jean and she will send you the form. 
 ADDRESS & E-MAIL ALERT Frequently postal and e-mail addresses change and it is easy to forget to update them.  So if you change your any of your addresses we would greatly appreciate your sending the new one(s) to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at bethl0719@sbcglobal.net 
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VOLUME IX, NUMBER 1

A message from the President

Winter Greetings to all the Cousins!

We are hoping you had an enjoyable Holiday Season. We haven’t had any snow here in New England since October but I haven’t heard anyone complain. The Congregational Church in Westfield, MA is the location for our 2012 Dickinson Family Reunion on Saturday, June 23. This church has a pipe organ which Alan Dickinson will play as part of Dr. Betsy Keithcart’s presentation. The newly renovated Lord Jeff Inn in Amherst, MA will host the Friday night dinner on June 22. In other news, our treasurer, Virginia Allis, has solved a mystery related to an historical monument. Some time ago a kind gentleman sent us a copy of a document he had inherited from his father. This 1872 document describes the installment and ceremony of a memorial monument in Northfield, MA. We didn’t know if this monument still existed 140 years later. Virginia tracked it down on Routes 63 and 10 across from the boat ramp. There are pictures of it on the Northfield Library’s website, northfieldpubliclibrary.org.

Andrew Dickinson, President

 2012 SCHOLARSHIP FORMS AVAILABLE      Application forms are now available for the 2012 DFA scholarship.  Applicants must be descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson and must be accepted to a four-year college or university.  The deadline for submission is April 30, 2012.  Full information on requirements and an application form may be found on our website.  For additional information you may contact our scholarship chair, Jean Blackmer, 61 Sever St., Worcester MA 01609, Jean.Blackmer@becker.edu.     As always, we rely on contributions from DFA members to sustain and increase the scholarship fund.  If you are able, we would appreciate your help.  Indicate “scholarship fund” on the January Survey form if you wish to make a donation.
ANNUAL JANUARY SURVEY      Enclosed with this newsletter is a response card on which you can indicate your tentative intention to attend this year’s reunion.  It also gives you an opportunity to offer your help to the association.  Some of the volunteer work requires that you be able to attend board meetings (usually 3 per year) which currently are held in W. Springfield and Sturbridge, MA.  Distance exempts many of you from this, but we do have a large number of members who live close enough.  We really hope you will give favorable consideration to helping us out.  The association can’t exist without these volunteers.     Also this is the time we ask you to consider a monetary gift to the association.  As you know, we rely on contributions from members for our operating expenses and also to support and build up our scholarship fund.  Please return the response card in the envelope provided, together with your check, if you are able, made out to The Dickinson Family Association. 
NEWSLETTER ALERT      The DFA newsletter typically goes out in January, April, June and November of each year.  The June and November newsletters go out by e-mail to those who are able and willing to receive it this way, and it does save the association time and money.  If you received your last newsletter (Nov. 2011) by postal mail, that means either you have indicated you don’t wish to receive the newsletters electronically, or we do not have a valid e-mail address for you.     We know e-mail addresses change frequently and it is easy to forget to update them.  So if you change your e-mail address we would greatly appreciate your sending the new one to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at bethl0719@comcast.net
Caleb Cooley Dickinson      Do you recognize Caleb Dickinson? No? Perhaps you might recognize the Cooley Dickinson Hospital located in Northampton, MA. Caleb Cooley Dickinson was a farmer from Hatfield who did not have much use for his first name, Caleb. However he did have a good use for the money he had made over the years. Cooley Dickinson wanted his money to be used to provide care for the sick and the poor.      When Caleb Cooley Dickinson died in 1882 he left a bequest of $97,000 “to establish and put in operation in the town of Northampton a hospital for the sick poor.” The hospital opened on January 1, 1886 on ten acres of the Denniston farm in Northampton, MA. Hence Caleb Cooley Dickinson is the founder of the Cooley Dickinson Hospital.      Caleb is also Emily Dickinson’s forth cousin, twice removed. Caleb Cooley Dickinson lineage is as follows: (1) Nathaniel, (2) Nathaniel, (3) Nathaniel, (4) Daniel, (5) Aaron, (6) Caleb Cooley Dickinson. Caleb was born Nov 25, 1804 and died September 16, 1882. His mother was Experience Phelps, dau of Charles and Dorothy (Root) Phelps and wid of Caleb Cooley. 
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VOLUME VIII, NUMBER 3

A message from the President

Greetings Dickinson Cousins!

I hope this autumn finds you all healthy and prosperous. A big “Thank You” to everyone who came to our 2011 June Reunion at the Emily Dickinson Museum. It was good to see old friends as well as many new faces. Jane Wald gave an excellent and informative talk on the Museum’s programs and my son, Andrew, Jr., enjoyed being “Gilbert” in the Masque performance arranged by the Museum staff. We may be returning to the Emily Dickinson Museum for another Reunion in the not too distant future.

We are beginning work on ideas for the next year’s Reunion. A music themed program has been waiting in the wings as well as an interest in our correct English origins. Additionally, our genealogist, Adrienne Weible, will give a presentation on how the female lines CD is organized and how to use it. Historian and Webmaster, Alan Dickinson, has just finished and printed his monograph on the history of the Dickinson Family Association Reunions and we will likely present this at the 2012 Reunion. There is no lack of things to keep your hard-working board members busy.

Our increasing awareness of our correct English origins has already had an effect. A new cousin, Kathleen Schultz, called me up this week to discuss her family research and join our association. She and family members will tour Ireland and England to visit places linked to her history. Based on over 100 years of our “Wharton” early English genealogy, Kathleen was headed to Ely, England. After a discussion of the Clifford Stott article* she now plans to visit Billingborough, Lincolnshire.

Thank you all for your continued interest and participation in our Association.

* “The Correct English Origins of Nathaniel Dickinson and William Gull, Settlers of Wethersfield and Hadley” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 152, April 1998. Copies of the article can be ordered from the publication: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

Andrew Dickinson, President

 MONOGRAPH NO. 2 NOW AVAILABLE At the annual meeting in June, The Research and Publications Committee approved the printing of the second monograph and it will very soon be available for purchase.  The title is: A HISTORY OF THE ANNUAL REUNIONS OF THE DICKINSON FAMILY ASSOCIATION.  Refer to the Books page of the DFA website, or call Andrew Dickinson for more information.  
 NEWSLETTER ALERT      The DFA newsletter typically goes out in January, April, June and October of each year.  The June and November newsletters go out by e-mail to those who are able and willing to receive it this way, and it does save the association time and money.  If you received the Oct 2011 newsletter by postal mail, that means either you have indicated you don’t wish to receive the newsletters electronically, or we do not have a valid e-mail address for you.     We know e-mail addresses change frequently and it is easy to forget to update them.  So if you change your e-mail address we would greatly appreciate your sending the new one to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at bethL0719@comcast.net 
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VOLUME VIII, NUMBER 3

Annual Reunion, 2011
Emily Dickinson museum
Amherst, MA

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

            5 PM               Board Meeting, Wiggins Tavern, Northampton, MA

            6 PM               Social Hour, Wiggins Tavern

            7 PM               Dinner, Wiggins Tavern

SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

            9:00 AM          Gathering of Cousins, Dickinson Homestead, Amherst, MA

            9:00 – 11:00    Open House at the Emily Dickinson Museum,

                                             the Homestead and the Evergreens

            11:30 AM        Welcome and Dickinson “Mask-erade” with group participation

            12 Noon          Lunch, Group Photo

            1:15 PM          Annual Meeting

            1:15 PM          Supervised activities and crafts for children

            2 PM               Main Speaker:  Jane Wald

If you haven’t yet replied to our April mailing or should you need one, a duplicate response form is provided below for your convenience. Refer questions to Alan Dickinson, (413) 596 9648,  anbdickinson@charter.net

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VOLUME VIII, NUMBER 2

Hello Cousins:

As you make your Summer plans and the calendar fills up, we hope you will remember your Dickinson Family Association and a very special date, June 25, 2011. This is the day our annual Reunion will be held on the grounds of the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts. Jane Wald, Executive Director of the Emily Dickinson Museum, will give a presentation entitled, “The News, like Squirrels, ran” in which she will detail the many recent changes at the museum.

For those of you coming to our Association Dinner the evening before the Reunion, we have had a change of venue. The dinner on the evening of June 24 will now take place at Wiggins Tavern at The Hotel Northampton. We have met there before and it will prove a fine place for our open meeting,social hour and dinner.

The Emily Dickinson Museum will have children’s activities for this year’s Reunion- so bring the young ones!

Andrew Dickinson, president

 141th ANNUAL REUNION SCHEDULE FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011          
5 PM                 Board Meeting, Wiggins Tavern, Northampton, MA            
6 PM                 Social Hour, Wiggins Tavern            
7 PM                 Dinner, Wiggins TavernSATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2011            
9:30-11:30AM  Gathering of Cousins,  Emily Dickinson Museum & Homestead Amherst, MA            
11:30 AM        Welcome & Opening Presentations            
12 noon           Group Photo and Lunch            
1:15 PM          Annual Meeting            
2:00 PM          Main Speaker: Jane Wald, Executive Director of the Emily Dickinson Museum
Please return your reservation card as soon as possible.Driving directions will appear in the June newsletter. 
 2011 DFA SCHOLARSHIP ALERT – LAST CALL One of the most important functions of the Dickinson Family Association is the awarding of our annual scholarship.  The deadline for applications for this year’s DFA scholarship is April 30.  Anyone interested in applying should print out the form from our website and submit it with all other required material to the scholarship chair, Jean Blackmer, 61 Sever St., Worcester, MA 01609.  If you don’t have access to the internet, contact Jean and she will send you the form.
 EMILY DICKINSON’S LINEAGE The poet, Emily Dickinson, was in the eighth generation of Dickinsons in America.  Since this June’s reunion will be held at her home, it was decided to print her lineage in a newsletter, so here is an abbreviated version taken from our new genealogy:   Nathaniel1bp. 3 May 1600 Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England, d. 16 Jun 1676 Hadley MA;   Samuel2, b. 15 Jul 1638 Wethersfield CT, d. 30 Nov 1711 Hatfield MA;  Ebenezer3, b. 2 Feb 1681 Hatfield MA, d. there 16 Mar 1730;  Nathan4, b. 30 May 1712 Hatfield MA, d. 7 Aug 1796 Amherst MA;  Nathan5, b. 19 Oct 1735 Amherst MA, d. 3 Aug 1825 Amherst MA;  Samuel Fowler6, b. 9 Oct 1775 Amherst MA, d. 22 Apr 1838 Hudson OH;  Edward7, b. 1 Jan 1803 Amherst MA, d. 16 Jun 1874 Boston MA;  Emily Elizabeth8, b. 10 Dec 1830 Amherst MA, d. 15 May 1886 Amherst MA. 
 NEWSLETTER ALERT      The DFA newsletter typically goes out in January, April, June and November of each year.  The June and November newsletters go out by e-mail to those who are able and willing to receive it this way, and it does save the association time and money.  If you received the Nov 2010 newsletter by postal mail, that means either you have indicated you don’t wish to receive the newsletters electronically, or we do not have a valid e-mail address for you.     We know e-mail addresses change frequently and it is easy to forget to update them.  So if you change your e-mail address we would greatly appreciate your sending the new one to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at bethl0719@comcast.net 
 MISSING COUSINS      Our Membership Clerk, Beth Landolina, has reported the names of several of our members for whom we no longer have valid postal and email addresses.  The list, which in most cases includes the last known place of residence, is as follows: Marion Hubbard Cook, Webster, NY; Anthony Roy Dickinson; Brad Dickinson; James Dickinson; James L and  Mardalee B. Dickinson; Thomas S. Dickinson; Marie Gauthier, West Suffield, CT; Mary Jane Dickinson Graham; Thomas A. Haven; George Hawksley, Bridgeport, CT; Elsie S. Hayden, Westfield, MA; Stacy and Trevor Holmes; Cheyenne Huffor, Northbridge, MA; Ruloff F Kip, Mt. Vernon, NY; Lora L. Pallatto; Stephan Rante, Winston-Salem, SC; Kathy Sanders, Old Saybrook, CT; Paul Toelken; Frances Wackerbarth, Granville, MA     If you can help us reconnect with any of these people please contact Beth Landolina at 82 Evergreen Dr., Tolland, CT 06084; (860)870-0339; BethL0719@sbcglobal.net 
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VOLUME VIII, NUMBER 1

A message from the President about the 141st Reunion

Hello Cousins,

Plans for the 2011 Reunion are developing nicely. The Reunion will be held at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, MA on Saturday, June 25th with a dinner on Friday, June 24th. Our main speaker will be Jane Wald of the Emily Dickinson Museum speaking on recent changes at the museum. There is an open house at the museum for the Dickinson Family Association from 9-11 A.M. Also after the meeting members are welcome to take guided or unguided tours of the museum and grounds.

Children’s activities provided by the museum are also planned. For those who wish to join us for thedinner the night before the Reunion it will be in downtown Amherst at the Bistro 63. I hope this whets your appetite!

Due to the popular demand for the 3rd edition of the “Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson” the book has been reprinted and is available online at www.dickinsonfamilyassociation.org . The book will also be available at the Reunion on June 25th.

Andrew Dickinson, president

Dickason/in/er/enson/Dixon DNA StudyA worldwide Dickason/in/er/enson/Dixon DNA study is looking for 1-2 men with the surname of Dickinson who can trace their line back to Nathaniel to participate in the study in corroborate the current results.  The cost is $149.00 for each test kit, and the results will be made available to the entire study group and the DFA.  Many individuals have chosen to identify themselves to the study, but you do not have to identify anything but your lineage for the study.Three interesting results so far:1)  There appear to be four distinct lineages with the surname, plus many individuals with no matches to anyone else.2) Nathaniel’s line is not related to the Dickinsons of Long Island some of whom later moved to New Jersey.3) We are related to a family of Dickasons in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina who trace their lineage back to Necton, Norfolk, England.  Their first known ancestor is Jorge (d. 1728), who’s first child was born in 1683. Information on the family and the family trees for this line can be seen at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/richard.dickason/Trees.htm Any family with a male with the surname Dickinson who is not sure of their lineage is also invited to participate. Contact Karen Sims at 860-442-3925 or karensims@gmail.com for more information. 
2011 SCHOLARSHIP FORMS AVAILABLE      Application forms are now available for the 2011 DFA scholarship.  Applicants must be descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson and must be accepted to a four-year college or university.  The deadline for submission is April 30, 2011.  Full information on requirements and an application form may be found on our website.  For additional information you may contact our scholarship chair, Jean Blackmer, 61 Sever St., Worcester MA 01609, Jean.Blackmer@becker.edu
ANNUAL JANUARY SURVEY      Enclosed with this newsletter is a response card on which you can indicate your tentative intention to attend this year’s reunion.  It also gives you an opportunity to offer your help to the association.  Some of the volunteer work requires that you be able to attend board meetings (usually 3 per year) which currently are held in W. Springfield and Sturbridge, MA.  Distance exempts many of you from this, but we do have a large number of members who live close enough.  We really hope you will give favorable consideration to helping us out.  The association can’t exist without these volunteers.     Also this is the time we ask you to consider a monetary gift to the association.  As you know, we rely on contributions from members for our operating expenses and also to support and build up our scholarship fund.  Please return the response card in the envelope provided, together with your check, if you are able, made out to The Dickinson Family Association. 
DICKINSON FAMILY COOKBOOK      Our cookbook, Family Fare, is still available.  You may now order it from Andrew Dickinson using our online book order form, or as before from our cookbook editor, Sara Pinkham Jones.  Sara’s address is  278 Reitman Court, Rochester Hills, MI 48307.  The cost is $14 which includes postage, and the check should be made out to The Dickinson Family Association. 
NEWSLETTER ALERT      The DFA newsletter typically goes out in January, April, June and November of each year.  The June and November newsletters go out by e-mail to those who are able and willing to receive it this way, and it does save the association time and money.  If you received your last newsletter (Nov. 2008) by postal mail, that means either you have indicated you don’t wish to receive the newsletters electronically, or we do not have a valid e-mail address for you.     We know e-mail addresses change frequently and it is easy to forget to update them.  So if you change your e-mail address we would greatly appreciate your sending the new one to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at bethl0719@comcast.net.
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Volume VII Number 4

A message from the President

Greetings Cousins,

I want to thank everyone who attended our Reunion at Mount Holyoke College this year. It was an inspiring event held in a beautiful setting. It was especially nice to have our friend and Past Genealogist Bucky (Margaret Buckridge Bock) in attendance. We were able to have our Wethersfield Dickinson presentation which had been postponed from 2009 due to a tornado. The lecture on Emily Association Reunion.

The 2011 Reunion will take place Saturday, June 25th, on the grounds of the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts. This will be preceded by an informal dinner Friday evening, June 24th.  We are fortunate indeed to be able to hold our event at the museum. Our keynote speaker will be Jane Wald who will speak on the many changes at the Museum among other topics. I hope everyone will make a special effort to attend this exciting event. Watch for our future newsletters for more details as they develop.

If Nature smiles- the Mother must
I’m sure, at many a whim
Of Her eccentric Family
Is She so much to blame?

(Emily Dickinson, poem 1085, c. 1866, first published in “Further Poems”, 1929)

Andrew Dickinson, president

2011 DFA SCHOLARSHIP ALERT One of the most important functions of the Dickinson Family Association is the awarding of our annual scholarship.  The deadline for applications for this year’s DFA scholarship is April 30.  Anyone interested in applying should print out the form from our website and submit it with all other required material to the scholarship chair, Jean Blackmer, 61 Sever St., Worcester, MA 01609.  If you don’t have access to the internet, contact Jean and she will send you the form. 
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VOLUME VII Number 3

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2010

            5 PM               Board Meeting, Yarde House Restaurant, So. Hadley, MA

            6 PM               Social Hour, Yarde House

            7 PM               Dinner, Yarde House

SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010

            9:30 AM          Gathering of Cousins, Morrison Room, Willits Hallowell Center, Mt. Holyoke College

            11:30 AM        Welcome and Presentation by Wethersfield Historical Society

            12 Noon          Group Photo and Lunch

            1:15 PM          Annual Meeting

            2 PM               Main Speaker:  Dr. Martha Ackmann

If you haven’t yet replied to our April mailing or should you need one, a duplicate response form is provided below for your convenience.

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

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2019 Family Reunion