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September 2022

Educator Open House

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Welcome, Martha’s Vineyard teachers and education professionals! Please join us for this special opportunity to explore the Museum without playing chaperone, meet our Museum Education team and learn about field trips, classroom visits, and home learning opportunities for your students, and socialize with others in the field after-hours at the Museum. Don’t forget to sign up for your free Teacher Membership while you’re here! This free event is open to all Island teachers, paraprofessionals, and school employees.

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Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 27, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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If you’ve ever wanted to dig deep into the story of this island with the help of an expert guide, our six-week Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History, taught by MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper, is the perfect place to begin. The course includes college-level lectures, artifact study, gallery visits, and more. Thursdays, September 15 - October 27, 2022. No Class on Thursday, October 13. This course is at capacity. To join the waitlist, click here.    

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Poetry Reading with the MV Poets’ Collective

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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The MV Poets’ Collective celebrates its twelfth year, facilitated by MV Poet Laureate Jill Jupen. Members will read from their new and published or soon-to-be-published works in a variety of forms: haiku, free verse, prose, sonnet, and rhyme, to name a few. Themes include nature, religion, love, loneliness, family, politics, travel, and island life. The poetry is sometimes poignant, emotional, or even humorous. Come enjoy the evening in the Rose Styron Garden. No pre-registration. $5 suggested donation.

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October 2022

Stone Carving Demonstration by Chris Pellettieri

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Join us in welcoming Chris Pellettieri, traditional stone carver and founder of Pellettieri Stone Carvers' Academy, as he sets up a workshop at MVM where visitors can watch him at work, ask questions, and even try their hand at using a few simple hand tools to chip away at a block of stone. The art of stone carving has been practiced for thousands of years, leading to some of the most enduring achievements of all time: The Great Pyramids, the…

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Fall into History at the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 29, 2022

Cooke House Legacy Gardens, 51 School Street
Edgartown, MA 02539 United States
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Drop by the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens to watch this living exhibit prepare for its winter hibernation, chat with a Museum Educator about historical horticulture, take a guided tour of the house and gardens, and enjoy a simple garden-inspired take-home craft. Weather permitting. Drop in. $5 donation suggested.

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Hidden Collections with Bow Van Riper (Virtual Program)

October 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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The Museum’s archives hold thousands of documents, postcards, maps, photographs, and other ephemera, safely housed in climate-controlled storage, with only a few examples used in temporary exhibitions. The stories they tell are the stories of Martha’s Vineyard: nuanced, complicated, romantic, colorful, and challenging. Join MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper as he takes you behind the scenes and introduces artifacts that seldom see the light of day and the fascinating stories that they hold. MVM Members: Free; Non-Members: $5. To…

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Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History

October 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 27, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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If you’ve ever wanted to dig deep into the story of this island with the help of an expert guide, our six-week Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History, taught by MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper, is the perfect place to begin. The course includes college-level lectures, artifact study, gallery visits, and more. Thursdays, September 15 - October 27, 2022. No Class on Thursday, October 13. This course is at capacity. To join the waitlist, click here.    

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Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Vintage Vineyard Cooking with Norah Kyle Messier

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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The MV Museum has a trove of now-historic cookbooks on its shelves, each one emblematic of the Island’s communities - you probably have a few like them at home! But food fashions change over time, and what was once a great dish to serve at a dinner party may not please the palate today. Are these old cookbooks doomed to sit unused on the shelf forever? Definitely not! Join us for a quick primer on how to read vintage recipes…

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More Than Manners: Please Allow Me to Introduce Emily Post with Lizzie Post

October 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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One hundred years ago, Edgartown summer resident Emily Post published a book that would shape our society: Etiquette. To celebrate the publication of the centennial edition - updated for the world of today - join her great-great-granddaughter Lizzie Post, co-president of the Emily Post Foundation, to meet the very real woman behind the cultural phenomenon, someone who was much more than just manners. Lizzie will share insight into Emily Post’s life, her love of Martha’s Vineyard, and her inspiration for…

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ARTifact Class for Teens: Gravestone Carving & Grim Poetry

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Old Island gravestones (for people and chickens) feature creepy art and grim poetry. Visit originals in the gallery for inspiration, then make your own clay gravestone to engrave with spooky art!  Pre-registration is required. Fee includes Museum admission and all materials. Best for ages 13-17.  MVM Members: $15; Non-Members: $20. To register, click here.

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