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August 2019

J.McLaughlin Sip & Shop

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
J. McLaughlin, 43 Main St.
Edgartown, MA 02539 United States
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Join us with hostess Melissa Clay for summer sips and shopping at J. McLaughlin. Bring your friends for a girls day out and get some new accessories for the last few weeks of summer! From 11am-4pm, 15% of all sales will benefit the Martha's Vineyard Museum.

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Discovery Days: Sunday Afternoons

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$25

Visit the Museum on Sunday afternoons in August for an engaging afternoon of games, stories, scavenger hunts, and hands-on play. Sessions are appropriate for kids ages 5-12. Drop-in only (no advanced reservations). Rain or shine. Members $20 Non-Members $25

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Oral History Training Workshop with The HistoryMakers

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Join Julieanna Richardson, The Founder and President of the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive (www.thehistorymakers.org) for an interactive session on how to do oral interviews. In two hours, you will not only have fun, but you will learn important technique for doing your own oral history interviews.  Attendees will also practice the technique working in groups of two. Old and young are welcome. Lunch provided. Open to all. Advanced reservations required. E-mail events@mvmuseum.org to reserve your spot.

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“Face Value: Vineyard Portraits from the 21st Century” Members’ Preview

August 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Free

Museum members, join us for an exclusive preview of "Face Value: Vineyard Portraits from the 21st Century" before it opens to the public the next day. West Tisbury’s Dan Waters uses a traditional large-format camera to capture detailed black-and-white images of the human landscape he has come to know. His aim is to make and preserve a highly personal record of everyday Island faces. On display until November 24th, the larger-than-life portraits in this exhibit are then intended to be…

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Get In Shape with Emily Phillips

August 20 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$18

Join fitness educator Emily Phillips, for a 4-week Get In Shape program. Using the Museum as our gym, take advantage of the stunning setting, the water views, and maybe learn a thing or two about our shared history while you sweat, stretch, and commune. Bring a mat or towel. No experience necessary. $18 per class or $49 for the month. Email Emily with any questions. emily@epyoga.com

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Kids Discovery Days

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 22, 2019

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$35

Creating art inspired by our exhibitions, collections, and Island history, Discovery Days is a unique summer kids program featuring local artists, rotated on a weekly basis, that bring Island history to life. These artists all have a specific focus that is tied to our exhibitions and collections. Children will have time to explore the Museum and Museum grounds in order to get exposure to our collections first hand for inspiration. Sessions are appropriate for kids ages 5-12. Members $30, Non-members…

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Jemima James, Kate Taylor, Rose Guerin in Concert

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Free

Join us for a night of great music with the harmonizing trio of Jemima James, Kate Taylor, and Rose Guerin. Jemima James has been writing, playing, and recording music since the early '70s and has worked with the likes of Michael Bloomfield, Jack Nitzsche, and many more. James has recorded one solo album and one with her band, Midnight Louise. Kate Taylor landed her first record deal with Atlantic Records at age 19 and has since recorded five additional albums.…

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Kids Discovery Days

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 22, 2019

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$35

Creating art inspired by our exhibitions, collections, and Island history, Discovery Days is a unique summer kids program featuring local artists, rotated on a weekly basis, that bring Island history to life. These artists all have a specific focus that is tied to our exhibitions and collections. Children will have time to explore the Museum and Museum grounds in order to get exposure to our collections first hand for inspiration. Sessions are appropriate for kids ages 5-12. Members $30, Non-members…

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Kids Discovery Days

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 22, 2019

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$35

Creating art inspired by our exhibitions, collections, and Island history, Discovery Days is a unique summer kids program featuring local artists, rotated on a weekly basis, that bring Island history to life. These artists all have a specific focus that is tied to our exhibitions and collections. Children will have time to explore the Museum and Museum grounds in order to get exposure to our collections first hand for inspiration. Sessions are appropriate for kids ages 5-12. Members $30, Non-members…

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“Soul Cup: From James Naismith to the Inkwell” Panel Discussion

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$15

In December 1891, after attending a six-week summer course at the Martha’s Vineyard Summer Institute, physical education teacher James Naismith invented the game of basketball as a way to play indoors during the cold Massachusetts winters. Using a soccer ball and two peach baskets, he created a game that has grown into a multi-billion dollar international sports industry. On Martha’s Vineyard, residents and vacationers have been playing basketball almost since the game was invented. Join exhibition guest curators Phil Hart,…

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