The original black wrought iron gate has returned
After an almost two month absence, workers completed installation yesterday of the now completely refurbished 155-year-old wrought iron fence that encloses the burial plot of Emily Dickinson and her family in Amherst's historic West Cemetery.
The $52,300 project, using Community Preservation Act funds set aside for historic preservation, was overwhelmingly approved by Amherst Town Meeting -- like any project relating to Emily Dickinson.
Because my friends, as icons go, the "Belle of Amherst" is priceless.
Don't worry, it's a rubber mallet
The final glossy coat has a shine that would wake the dead
Took the "Dickinson kinsfolk" long enough ...
Trinkets adorn the top of Miss Emily's gravestone
Flowers and a new fence for Miss Emily (and Lavinia)