11 July

posted Sep 9, 2017, 8:48 PM by Amherst Club
Vice-President Philippe Galaski called the meeting of the Amherst Club to order at noon on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, and welcomed us all. Philippe announced that there will be a short board meeting after lunch today.

Note: there will be no brown bag lunch meeting in July.


Philippe announced that there is now, and for the foreseeable future, a donation box available at each lunch meeting for members to drop loose change or extra dollars in, to supplement our fund-raising now that we are not undertaking a large-scale fund-raising event this year.

Andrea Battle reported that member Elsie Fetterman had a wonderful 90th birthday party, attended by many friends and family, including family members who came all the way from Israel! Many happy returns, Elsie!
Speaker: Ellen Kosmer introduced our speaker, Emily Dickinson Museum Executive Director Jane Wald. Jane updated us on the museum’s educational programs, including their National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored workshop for 40 teachers, who are spending a week immersed in Emily Dickinson’s world. Jane also reviewed the museum’s restoration work at both the Homestead and the Evergreens, thanks to the Community Preservation Act of Amherst. Emily’s bedroom, the library and most recently the conservatory have been restored. Jane shared wonderful photos from the 1880s of the houses, barn and outbuildings, and the gardens, and explained Emily’s interest in gardens and her love for her conservatory, which has been wonderfully restored to life. For hours and further information, call the museum at  413-542-8161.


Raffle:  Ellen Kosmer won the wine; Nancy Brose won the $10.

Your long-absent scribe,

Linda Honan