Emily Dickinson Museum Recreates Original Conservatory Where Poet Was Inspired
The Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts, this weekend is opening a reconstructed plant conservatory at the house where the poet often wrote about nature.
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Museum director Jane Wald said the staff used archeological digs, photographic evidence and other research to figure out how to build the glass structure; the original was razed after the poet died in the late 1800s.
Wald said Dickinson herself helped them decide which plants would populate the conservatory.