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Experience a new piece of the Island’s story through our engaging lectures and panels, family activities, and community gatherings.

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Jun. 25

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Global Rhythms: Alejandro Carreño

Celebrate the vibrant tapestry of global cultures present on our Island at the Museum's weekly music event! Every Tuesday, immerse yourself in rich melodies and rhythms from around the world. We invite you to bring a picnic, cozy up on your blanket or lawn chair, and connect with the diverse heritage that makes our community special. This Week’s Featured Performer: Alejandro Carreño

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Jun. 27

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Exhibit Opening: Eisenstaedt’s Martha’s Vineyard

Join us for a special opening reception to celebrate our latest exhibition, Eisenstaedt's Martha's Vineyard. This captivating exhibition highlights various photographs by Alfred Eisenstaedt, one of the foremost photojournalists of the 20th century, focusing on his decades-long love affair with the Island. Guests are invited to enjoy a first look at the exhibition with some light refreshments and remarks from Curator Anna Barber.

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Jun. 29

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Jul. 1

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Vineyard Voices Tell Their Stories

Join Museum Oral History Curator, Linsey Lee, for an enlightening journey through the voices of Martha's Vineyard. This engaging session will feature twelve short films where Island residents from various eras recount transformative personal and historical experiences. Highlights include Olive Tomlinson's harrowing account during the Green Book era, Henry Smith's stories of active eel fisheries on Island, and Lois Mailou Jones discussing her journey as an African-American artist.

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Jul. 2

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Global Rhythms: Sliptime with Rick Bausman

Celebrate the vibrant tapestry of global cultures present on our Island at the Museum's weekly music event! Every Tuesday, immerse yourself in rich melodies and rhythms from around the world. We invite you to bring a picnic, cozy up on your blanket or lawn chair, and connect with the diverse heritage that makes our community special. This Week’s Featured Performer: Sliptime with Rick Bausman

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Jul. 3

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Small Businesses in a Seasonal Economy with India Rose

Discover the intricacies of operating small businesses in a seasonal economy with India Rose, entrepreneur and advocate for Black-owned enterprises. During this engaging talk, India will discuss her journey creating the Martha's Vineyard Black-Owned Business Directory and the significant role it plays in supporting local businesses. She'll dive into the challenges specific to seasonal operations and the critical pivots necessary for sustainability. This talk is a must-attend for anyone interested in the dynamics of small business and economic diversity on Island.

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Jul. 6

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Jul. 8

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tales of Edgartown with Nancy Vietor

Join us for a unique series of lectures held in the Legacy Gardens at the historic Cooke House. Each Monday we will host an hour of captivating talks that bring Edgartown's rich past to life. Every session will feature a new speaker, shedding light on a unique aspect of our Island's story. Enjoy light refreshments, connect with history, and relax in the picturesque setting. This Week's Featured Speaker: Nancy Vietor.

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Jul. 9

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Global Rhythms: Allie and Paryss

Celebrate the vibrant tapestry of global cultures present on our Island at the Museum's weekly music event! Every Tuesday, immerse yourself in rich melodies and rhythms from around the world. We invite you to bring a picnic, cozy up on your blanket or lawn chair, and connect with the diverse heritage that makes our community special. This Week’s Featured Performer: Allie and Paryss

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Jul. 10

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

MVM Day: A Community Celebration

Join us for a day of fun and learning to celebrate the 101st anniversary of our founding! This free family-friendly event will offer activities from scavenger hunts and crafts to music and special food offerings for all to enjoy as we celebrate our birthday.

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Jul. 11

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lost Landmarks and Hidden Histories

Join MVM research librarian Bow Van Riper for a look at the stories behind some of the lost landmarks of Martha's Vineyard: How they came to be, how they shaped life on the Island, and why they passed into history.

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Jul. 12

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Black Homeownership on Martha’s Vineyard: A History

Authors Richard Taylor and Thomas Dresser will present a compelling look at the history of Black homeownership on Martha’s Vineyard drawing from their new book. This discussion will cover the historical barriers that African Americans faced in real estate and how they overcame these challenges to establish deep roots and legacy properties on the Island. They will also recognize the influential families and organizations that have contributed to a lasting sense of community and belonging for Black residents.

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Jul. 13

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Jul. 15

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tales of Edgartown with Elaine Weintraub

Join us for a unique series of lectures held in the Legacy Gardens at the historic Cooke House. Each Monday we will host an hour of captivating talks that bring Edgartown's rich past to life. Every session will feature a new speaker, shedding light on a unique aspect of our Island's story. Enjoy light refreshments, connect with history, and relax in the picturesque setting. This Week's Featured Speaker: Elaine Weintraub.

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Jul. 16

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Global Rhythms: The Black Brook Singers

Celebrate the vibrant tapestry of global cultures present on our Island at the Museum's weekly music event! Every Tuesday, immerse yourself in rich melodies and rhythms from around the world. We invite you to bring a picnic, cozy up on your blanket or lawn chair, and connect with the diverse heritage that makes our community special. This Week’s Featured Performer: Black Brook Singers and Traditional Wampanoag Dancers

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Jul. 18

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

MV Diversity Coalition’s 3rd Annual Truth & Joy Celebration

The MV Museum and the MV Diversity Coalition present celebrated recording artist and Broadway star Theresa Thomason for the Coalition’s 3rd Annual Truth & Joy Celebration. Explore 'Truth' with a thought-provoking talk by Jocelyn Coleman Walton, then celebrate 'Joy' through Theresa Thomason's exhilarating performance. Enjoy an evening of insight and entertainment, complete with a complimentary beverage.

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Jul. 19

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Suspended Sentence: The Pull of the Island with Susanna Styron and Mara Liasson

Join us as Susanna Styron and special guests once again explore a bygone Vineyard era via a film Susanna made during the winter of 1976 on Martha’s Vineyard. “Suspended Sentence”, examines Island life among a generation seeking peace and fulfillment in simplicity and community. The film delves into its characters hopes and dreams as it presents a portrait of a unique and diverse community from our Vineyard past.

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Jul. 20

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Jul. 22

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tales of Edgartown with Skip Finley

Join us for a unique series of lectures held in the Legacy Gardens at the historic Cooke House. Each Monday we will host an hour of captivating talks that bring Edgartown's rich past to life. Every session will feature a new speaker, shedding light on a unique aspect of our Island's story. Enjoy light refreshments, connect with history, and relax in the picturesque setting. This Week's Featured Speaker: Skip Finley.

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Jul. 23

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Global Rhythms: Misfits of Avalon

Celebrate the vibrant tapestry of global cultures present on our Island at the Museum's weekly music event! Every Tuesday, immerse yourself in rich melodies and rhythms from around the world. We invite you to bring a picnic, cozy up on your blanket or lawn chair, and connect with the diverse heritage that makes our community special. This Week’s Featured Performer: Misfits of Avalon

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Jul. 24

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Greasy Luck: Scrimshaw, An American Folk Art with Jonathan Blum

Join us for a fascinating presentation on scrimshaw by Jonathan Blum. Jonathan will provide a colorful history of whaling in the 19th century and its ties to Martha’s Vineyard and share images of the period and antique pieces in his collection. 

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Jul. 27

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Jul. 29

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tales of Edgartown with Bow Van Riper

Join us for a unique series of lectures held in the Legacy Gardens at the historic Cooke House. Each Monday we will host an hour of captivating talks that bring Edgartown's rich past to life. Every session will feature a new speaker, shedding light on a unique aspect of our Island's story. Enjoy light refreshments, connect with history, and relax in the picturesque setting. This Week's Featured Speaker: Bow Van Riper.

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Jul. 30

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Global Rhythms: Godfrey Muwulya

Celebrate the vibrant tapestry of global cultures present on our Island at the Museum's weekly music event! Every Tuesday, immerse yourself in rich melodies and rhythms from around the world. We invite you to bring a picnic, cozy up on your blanket or lawn chair, and connect with the diverse heritage that makes our community special. This Week’s Featured Performer: Godfrey Muwulya

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Jul. 31

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington

Author Andrew Feiler joins us to share insights from his new book, A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and 4,978 Schools That Changed America. The Rosenwald School Program was a historic collaboration between the African American and Jewish communities, building almost 5,000 schools for Black children across 15 states in the opening decades of the 20th century, enhancing educational opportunities in the segregated South.

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Aug. 3

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Aug. 3

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Deco Dreams

Step back into the 1920s with Deco Dreams, a night where art deco elegance meets the joy of the jazz age. Don your finest art deco attire, enjoy signature cocktails, dance to lively music, and capture the moment in our photo booth. Plus, get exclusive after-hours access to our exhibits. Join us for a celebration of 1920s glamour and make some memories that last.

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Aug. 4

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

It Sounds So Sweet – The Sequel: Folk Music on Martha’s Vineyard in 1964 and 1965

Building on his highly successful presentation from last summer, which covered the early folk music scene on the Vineyard, Doug Thompson will dive into new information on the peak years of 1964 and 1965. During these years, folk music flourished at not one but three coffee houses on Island. Join us to learn about this transformative period in American musical and social history. Doug will share and discuss an extensive array of photographs, memorabilia, and snippets of recorded music to bring alive the events, the venues, and the musicians – both local and imported – who created the magic of “The Great Folk Scare” on Martha's Vineyard.

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Aug. 5

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tales of Edgartown with Alexis Moreis

Join us for a unique series of lectures held in the Legacy Gardens at the historic Cooke House. Each Monday we will host an hour of captivating talks that bring Edgartown's rich past to life. Every session will feature a new speaker, shedding light on a unique aspect of our Island's story. Enjoy light refreshments, connect with history, and relax in the picturesque setting. This Week's Featured Speaker: Alexis Moreis.

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Aug. 6

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Global Rhythms: Molly Conole and Mark Allen Lovewell

Celebrate the vibrant tapestry of global cultures present on our Island at the Museum's weekly music event! Every Tuesday, immerse yourself in rich melodies and rhythms from around the world. We invite you to bring a picnic, cozy up on your blanket or lawn chair, and connect with the diverse heritage that makes our community special. This Week’s Featured Performer: Molly Conole and Mark Allen Lovewell

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Aug. 10

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Aug. 12

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tales of Edgartown with Chris Baer

Join us for a unique series of lectures held in the Legacy Gardens at the historic Cooke House. Each Monday we will host an hour of captivating talks that bring Edgartown's rich past to life. Every session will feature a new speaker, shedding light on a unique aspect of our Island's story. Enjoy light refreshments, connect with history, and relax in the picturesque setting. This Week's Featured Speaker: Chris Baer.

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Aug. 13

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Global Rhythms: Allie and Paryss

Celebrate the vibrant tapestry of global cultures present on our Island at the Museum's weekly music event! Every Tuesday, immerse yourself in rich melodies and rhythms from around the world. We invite you to bring a picnic, cozy up on your blanket or lawn chair, and connect with the diverse heritage that makes our community special. This Week’s Featured Performer: Allie and Paryss

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Aug. 17

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Aug. 20

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Global Rhythms: Misfits of Avalon

Celebrate the vibrant tapestry of global cultures present on our Island at the Museum's weekly music event! Every Tuesday, immerse yourself in rich melodies and rhythms from around the world. We invite you to bring a picnic, cozy up on your blanket or lawn chair, and connect with the diverse heritage that makes our community special. This Week’s Featured Performer: Misfits of Avalon

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Aug. 23

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nancy Luce Day

Celebrate the spirit of Nancy Luce, Martha's Vineyard's renowned “Chicken Lady,” at Nancy Luce Day! Ideal for families, our education team will host all-day drop-in activities including crafts, poetry writing, and interactive play. Plus, don't miss the chance to dress up and snap your portrait in Nancy Luce style.

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Aug. 24

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Aug. 27

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Global Rhythms: The Black Brook Singers

Celebrate the vibrant tapestry of global cultures present on our Island at the Museum's weekly music event! Every Tuesday, immerse yourself in rich melodies and rhythms from around the world. We invite you to bring a picnic, cozy up on your blanket or lawn chair, and connect with the diverse heritage that makes our community special. This Week’s Featured Performer: Black Brook Singers and Traditional Wampanoag Dancers

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Aug. 31

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Sep. 7

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Sep. 14

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Sep. 21

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Sep. 28

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Oct. 5

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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Oct. 12

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Yoga with YogiJay

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV and the Museum for our 5th season of yoga at MVM! Each Saturday morning YogiJay will lead an engaging community-based all-levels yoga class on the Lewis Lawn, overlooking Lagoon Pond. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy the practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on Island.

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