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DIVE DEEPER INTO THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF THE VINEYARD

Experience a new piece of the Island’s story through our engaging lectures and panels, family activities, and community gatherings.

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Apr. 16

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring Break at MVM

Celebrate Spring Break at the Museum! Open from 10am to 4pm each day, we're offering a host of spring-themed activities included free with your Museum admission. Discover hidden critters in the Rose Styron Garden with our Scavenger Hunt, create together at our Community Craft event in the Linneman Pavilion, and enjoy a leisurely Poetry Walk around our grounds.

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Apr. 16

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kid’s Upcycling Workshop: Sea Creatures from Beach Trash

Join us for a unique spring break experience with our Kid’s Upcycling Workshops! Guided by Museum educator and artist Alia Munley, these sessions are all about transforming everyday trash into artistic treasures.

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Apr. 16

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Perennial Women of Island Gardening

Martha's Vineyard has long held a reputation for its incredible gardens. In honor of the beginning of spring, join MVM to explore the stories and experiences of some of the women who have been part of the Island's gardening scene for the last fifty years. Peggy Schweir, Lynne Irons, Mary Wirtz, Abigail Higgins, Phyllis McMorrow, and Carly Look will share about the evolution and present state of gardening and dive into how to garden with consideration to climate change.

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Apr. 17

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kid’s Upcycling Workshop: Colorful Mobiles Out of Recyclables

Join us for a unique spring break experience with our Kid’s Upcycling Workshops! Guided by Museum educator and artist Alia Munley, these sessions are all about transforming everyday trash into artistic treasures.

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Apr. 17

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring Break at MVM

Celebrate Spring Break at the Museum! Open from 10am to 4pm each day, we're offering a host of spring-themed activities included free with your Museum admission. Discover hidden critters in the Rose Styron Garden with our Scavenger Hunt, create together at our Community Craft event in the Linneman Pavilion, and enjoy a leisurely Poetry Walk around our grounds.

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Apr. 18

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kid’s Upcycling Workshop: Flower Pots from Old Cans

Join us for a unique spring break experience with our Kid’s Upcycling Workshops! Guided by Museum educator and artist Alia Munley, these sessions are all about transforming everyday trash into artistic treasures.

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Apr. 18

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring Break at MVM

Celebrate Spring Break at the Museum! Open from 10am to 4pm each day, we're offering a host of spring-themed activities included free with your Museum admission. Discover hidden critters in the Rose Styron Garden with our Scavenger Hunt, create together at our Community Craft event in the Linneman Pavilion, and enjoy a leisurely Poetry Walk around our grounds.

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Apr. 18

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Stories of the Island’s First Earth Day

Wildlife biologist and forester, Bob Woodruff came to the Island in 1970 as the first leader of the Vineyard Conservation Society and creator of the Island's first Earth Day. A respected conservation pioneer, he continues his work to this day. Bob's son, Andrew Woodruff, is the owner of Whippoorwill Farm in West Tisbury and has served as Island Grown Initiative's Regenerative Farming Consultant for the past several years. Join Bob and Andrew to hear about that first Earth Day and their ongoing conservation work.

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Apr. 19

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spring Break at MVM

Celebrate Spring Break at the Museum! Open from 10am to 4pm each day, we're offering a host of spring-themed activities included free with your Museum admission. Discover hidden critters in the Rose Styron Garden with our Scavenger Hunt, create together at our Community Craft event in the Linneman Pavilion, and enjoy a leisurely Poetry Walk around our grounds.

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Apr. 19

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kid’s Upcycling Workshop: Woven Art Using Fabric Scraps

Join us for a unique spring break experience with our Kid’s Upcycling Workshops! Guided by Museum educator and artist Alia Munley, these sessions are all about transforming everyday trash into artistic treasures.

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Apr. 24

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A Pond Point of View

The great ponds of Martha’s Vineyard are ecologically rare and culturally precious. These fascinating bodies of water have played a critical role in the lives of our community throughout time. Join Ollie Becker, Andrew Jacobs, and Emily Reddington to learn more about the current challenges facing our great ponds and how to protect them. Their insights will be accompanied by excerpts from Circuit Film's acclaimed Great Pond film series.

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Apr. 25

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Transforming Beach Treasure

Join Laurisa Rich, founder of Beach Befrienders, a program of Vineyard Conservation Society, for a lively discussion and workshop about the treasures to be found while cleaning up the Island's beaches. As Laurisa speaks, create a beach treasure bag to take home with you. Or, you can donate it for an Earth Day Festival prize.

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Apr. 27

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Earth Day Conservation Festival

Throughout the year, many organizations work together to protect and sustain our Island's precious waters, natural areas, and biodiversity. This Earth Day, they are gathering together again at the Museum to celebrate their conservation efforts and share their knowledge with the Island community. The festival will offer interactive booths, environmental trivia, eco-friendly crafts for kids, and a chance to meet the faces behind the Island's leading environmental organizations.

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May. 2

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ferries and Steamers: From Sailboats to Sidewheelers, 1700-1900

This four-part lecture series by MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper traces the story of Vineyard ferries from the early 1700s to the present day: from sail to steam to diesel, by way of storms, shipwrecks, and strikes. Join us for a deep dive into the history behind the 'Ferry Tales' exhibit.

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May. 9

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ferries and Steamers: The Golden Age of Steam, 1900-1945

This four-part lecture series by MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper traces the story of Vineyard ferries from the early 1700s to the present day: from sail to steam to diesel, by way of storms, shipwrecks, and strikes. Join us for a deep dive into the history behind the 'Ferry Tales' exhibit.

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May. 16

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ferries and Steamers: The Islander and the Authority, 1945-1973

This four-part lecture series by MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper traces the story of Vineyard ferries from the early 1700s to the present day: from sail to steam to diesel, by way of storms, shipwrecks, and strikes. Join us for a deep dive into the history behind the 'Ferry Tales' exhibit.

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May. 23

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ferries and Steamers: From Nantucket to Now, 1974-2024

This four-part lecture series by MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper traces the story of Vineyard ferries from the early 1700s to the present day: from sail to steam to diesel, by way of storms, shipwrecks, and strikes. Join us for a deep dive into the history behind the 'Ferry Tales' exhibit.

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