‘The earth has many keys’: Hands-On Archaeology at the Emily Dickinson Museum

By April 20, 2017
June 7, 2017 – June 10, 2017 all-day
Emily Dickinson Museum
280 Main Street
Amherst MA 01002
75 per day

Have you always wondered what it’s like to be an archeologist? Perhaps you’ve dreamed of digging into the landscape that inspired Emily Dickinson’s poetry? During this field school at the Emily Dickinson Museum you’ll work alongside professional archaeologists to uncover the many keys in the earth at the Homestead.

About the field school:

Participants will learn and practice the fundamentals of archaeological field and laboratory research under the direction of both academically oriented archaeologists and experienced cultural resource management professionals from UMass Archaeological Services. The focus of this year’s field school will be the Homestead garden and the area where a Dickinson-era barn once stood. All participants must participate in the orientation training offered on Wednesday, June 7.


The field school costs $75 per day. Participants may participate in one, some, or all days of the field school, but the training on Wednesday, June 7 is mandatory.

Reserve your spot:

E-mail us at EDMReservations@EmilyDickinsonMuseum.org