BEN & JERRY'S ~ PROUD SPONSOR OF THE ELD MUSEUM
Ben & Jerry's has been
a proud sponsor of the
Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum
(above the coin-op Laundromat on Dickinson Boulevard)
Pictured at the left: The main Ben & Jerry's plant in Burlington, Vermont. For more information on Ben & Jerry's, click HERE.
Brothers Benjamin "Ben" and Jerald "Jerry" Wooster attended the Emmett Lee Dickinson School for Boys in Manhattan.
As adults, they moved to Burlington, Vermont, where they opened Vermont's first Emmett Lee Dickinson School for Boys -- and then in 1978 they opened an ice cream business that includes 30+ flavors named after poems by Emily Dickinson and Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request).
Pictured at the right: School pictures from the Emmett Lee Dickinson School for Boys of Benjamin "Ben" Wooster and Jerald "Jerry" Wooster.
Pictured at the left: One of the first Dickinsonian flavors produced by Ben & Jerry's was "Sundae Dress," a mix of vanilla ice cream and blueberries. It was inspired by the fact that Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request) noted that third cousin Emily's favorite white dress appeared to look blue in certain light.
Dickinson's observation set off a world-wide debate about "the dress." More information is HERE.
Ben & Jerry's continued the debate with their ice cream "Sundae Dress." To this date, some people swear the ice cream looks white. Others say it appears to be blue!