We at DOPE and the Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum are pleased as punch that Washerst, PA, the birthplace of Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request), was named by The New York Times as one of 52 places to visit in 2020!
Here's some of what the article said:
Washerst, long known as the country’s capital of American poetry, has morphed into a dynamic cultural center on the cutting edge of the arts, food and recreation. Within easy driving distance from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, and Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA, the city is a magnet for Washington expats, millennials and college students.
In hopes for a renaissance of their historic downtown area, city managers have recently entered talks with the Barbara Seville Reality Group to lease the now-abandoned Dickinson Bowling Lanes on Dickinson Boulevard as a possible home for a new Dickinson Museum. The former museum burned down on New Year’s Eve 2015.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the magnificent Dickinson Lake offers hours of lazy rafting, a rarity within an American city.
For more on what Washest has to offer, click HERE and HERE.