Introduction to MV History Lecture Series: Week 5 (1920s-1970s)

Introduction to MV History Lecture Series: Week 5

Join us on Thursdays in September and October for our Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History Lecture Series. If you’ve ever wanted to dig deep into the story of this Island with the help of an expert guide, this six-week lecture series, taught by MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper, is the perfect place to begin.

Week 5 will focus on the 1920s-1970s. The Island as we know it today took shape in the half-century after the end of World War I. Residents cautiously embraced electricity, dial telephones, and a new generation of ferries . . . experimented with regionalization for the first time… and began to grapple with the implications of being more closely connected to the mainland than ever before. 

Preregistration encouraged.

MVM Members: $20; Non-Members: $25.

Please note: the final class session will occur on October 26, not October 19.


Date October 12, 2023
From 5:30 pm
To 7:00 pm
Type Talk
Venue Martha’s Vineyard Museum
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