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Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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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 events@mvmuseum.org. 

Details

Date:
August 16
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Organizer

Martha’s Vineyard Museum
Phone:
508-627-4441
Email:
events@mvmuseum.org
Website:
mvmuseum.org

Venue

Martha’s Vineyard Museum
151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Phone:
508-627-4441
Website:
mvmuseum.org