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Winter History Course: Martha’s Vineyard’s Wooly History

February 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 23, 2023

Sheep once outnumbered people on Martha’s Vineyard, grazing contentedly all over the Island and growing the Island’s most important crop on their backs: wool! How did sheep and wool become so important to the Island – and why did that change? This four-week course, taught by MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper and MVM Manager of Education & Public Programs Norah Kyle, focuses narrowly on the Island’s best-known agricultural inhabitant and the lasting legacy of the Vineyard’s brief but lucrative wool industry. The course features special guests, hands-on experiences with artifacts and textile processes, gallery visits, and more!

Best for ages 16+. Preregistration is required. Registration closes January 28th at noon.

Registration for this class is now closed. 

Details

Date:
February 9
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Organizer

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

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