March is Women’s History Month, a national observation that honors and pays tributes to those women who dedicated their lives to social justice, the environment, education, and positive change for society. Their fortitude and perseverance as pioneers is honored during the month. Here a few women from history will be explored, however note the incredible number of talented women today in Western Massachusetts that continue to demonstrate the importance of women’s rights!
Emily Dickinson, born and raised in Amherst, MA, is one of western Massachusetts many notable poets and writers. The Emily Dickinson Museum, comprising of the Dickinson Homestead and The Evergreens, welcomes families, children and writers into Emily’s life as lived in the Pioneer Valley in the 1800’s.
One of the best times to visit the Homestead and to check out the community-based educational opportunities this local resources offers, is during the museum’s upcoming annual Garden Days. There will be many opportunities to for community engagement, including volunteering, workshops, family gardening activities, and times to reflect and feel the inspiration of the Pioneer Valley as Emily did over 150 years ago!