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Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History
August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 23, 2022
A fast-paced overview that covers 400 years of Island history, this course takes participants from Bartholomew Gosnold to the present in just six weeks. It explores seldom-told Island stories — why is there a ship buried under Five Corners? why is the deadliest hurricane in Vineyard history nearly forgotten? and what, exactly, happened to Captain Orrock’s clothes? — and examines familiar ones like Grey’s Raid, the whaling era, and Nancy Luce from new angles. MVM research librarian Bow Van Riper uses his storytelling skills and thirty-five years’ experience as a historian, as well as seldom-seen documents and objects from the Museum’s collections, to bring Vineyard history to life.
Thanks to a generous donor, this class is free to all.
This class is at capacity. To join the waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.