151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven MA 02568 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

A full calendar of programs and special events will be available soon.

Black Brook Singers Performance and Screening of Rumble
Tuesday, April 30th at 6pm at the Museum
In conjunction with our ongoing exhibit, Our Own Beat: 200 Years of Island Music, hear the Black Brook Singers, a forward-looking group that is continuing what is undoubtedly Martha's Vineyard's oldest musical tradition. Led by Durwood Vanderhoop, they are the tribal drum of the Aquinnah Wampanoag, performing new and traditional songs for community events both on and off-island. Following the performance, there will be a screening of the 2017 documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, which examines the unacknowledged debt that American popular music owes to Native culture. You'll come away with a new appreciation for the power of this influential living art form which is being practiced in our own backyard.
Members $10, Non-members $15.

 

PechaKucha Night
Friday, May 3rd at 7pm at the Museum
PechaKucha is a presentation format created by architects looking to make conferences more concise. Anyone can create a PechaKucha. The only requirement is 20 images shown for 20 seconds. PechaKucha Nights are free, fun gatherings where people get together and share just about anything! Interested in presenting? Call Anna at 508-627-4441 x114 or e-mail abarber@mvmuseum.org. Free and open to all.

MV History and Culture between Two Covers - Music on Martha's Vineyard by Tom Dresser
Saturday, May 11th at 10am at the Museum
Research Librarian Bow Van Riper hosts the MVM non-fiction book club monthly on the second Saturday of the month from 10:00-11:30am. All are welcome.
Members Free, Non-members $5.

Future Books:
June 8 - The Gay Head Light by William Waterway
July 13 - Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language by Nora Ellen Groce
August 10 - Tales of Historic Oak Bluffs by Skip Finley
September 14 - Consider Poor I: The Life and Poems of Nancy Luce by Walter M. Teller