When Emily Dickinson was 24 years old, her father built a conservatory for his two daughters. Emily called her greenhouse “the little garden within.” When it was dismantled in 1916, many of the original architectural elements were saved. Research over the years and recent archaeological work now make it possible for the Museum to proceed with an authentic reconstruction of the poet’s beloved conservatory. Returning the greenhouse to the grounds will open new interpretive possibilities to share with visitors a deeper understanding of Dickinson’s home, life, and sources of poetic inspiration. Thank you for your support!
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