Online Programming

The Museum has a wide range of past programs and other digital videos that have been posted on YouTube for the public’s enjoyment and is also proud to share a number of collaborative community programs that can be watched from home as well.


Past MVM Programs

Enjoy recorded programs such as this one from Olive Tomlinson on her mother Cutie Bowles and the Shearer Summer Theater from 2017.

To view other MVM online programs, click here.


Community Programs

We’re pleased to share a number of collaborative community programs:

Keepers of the Light – Learn about the history of the Gay Head Lighthouse and the race against time to save it from falling over the edge of the rapidly eroding cliffs.

Avian Improv MV Edition – Bird photography by Lanny McDowell. Piano by David Stanwood.

The Lost Birds Project – Follow Todd McGrain as he searches for the location of the last heath hen in the MV State Forest.


#mymvmuseum – Your At Home Museums

Every day, we sharing objects, photos, and oral histories from the Museum’s collection with the public on our various digital platforms. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we asked the public to record their stories from their own at home museums.

To view all our #mymvmuseum videos, click here.


What Is It Wednesday?

On Wednesdays we post an item from our collection on our social media channels, and ask the public what is it? We also provide an answer video to affirm your guess or figure it out if you’re stumped.

To see the answer video and watch the other What Is It Wednesday videos, click here.


Creating a New MV Museum

From 2017-2019, the Museum embarked on restoring the 1895 Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven and adding onto it to to create a new home for the collection and museum operations. A number of programs were developed to chronicle this time in the institution’s history.

Learn how we moved the 1854 Fresnel Lens above. To watch other project videos, click here.


Oral Histories

If you’re looking for our oral history collection, visit our oral history page to learn more, and watch/listen to interview excerpts and videos on the MVM Oral History Channel.