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    Emily Dickinson Collection
    This collection is unique among other Dickinson collections because it places the poet within the context of her community in mid-nineteenth century Amherst.
  1. Robert Frost Collection

    Robert Frost Collection
    Our collection is one of the first collections of Robert Frost material and documents Frost's nearly lifelong connection with the town of Amherst both as a professor at Amherst College and part-time resident.
  1. Digital Amherst

    Digital Amherst
    Explore our online collection of historic images and documents as well as exhibits featuring historic and cultural stories about the town of Amherst.

Of Note

  • Historic Photo Contest Winner: Margaret Arsenault was the winner of a Sammys T-shirt for correctly identifying the former location of the Amherst House. See then and now images of the location.
  • Mystery of the Month: Each month we will feature a different unidentified photograph from our collections. Can you help to identify it and solve the mystery?
  • New Exhibit: Love and Courtship by Mail features love, courtship, and rejection letters as well as love letters written by a young Robert Frost.
  • Conserved Artwork Returns: Banks of the Marne by Paul Peraire and the frame for J.G. Brown's Red Riding Hood are back on display looking better than ever. Learn more...