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December 2021

One Island, Many Stories Speaker Series: Ann Smith on Creating

December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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The history of Martha’s Vineyard has unfolded over thousands of years, across hundreds of square miles of land and sea, and in dozens of communities across the Island. It is not a single story, but many interwoven stories. Inspired by the MVM’s exhibition One Island, Many Stories, each episode of this monthly virtual program will feature Research Librarian Bow Van Riper in conversation with a different member of our Island community whose work engages with one of the exhibition’s themes:…

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Annual Lighting of the Edgartown Lighthouse

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Edgartown Lighthouse, 230 N Water St
Edgartown, MA 02539 United States
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Join MVM for the annual holiday lighting of the Edgartown Lighthouse as part of the Edgartown Board of Trade's Christmas in Edgartown. This year, the MV Boys and Girls Club will be counting down to 6pm and lighting the tower for the first time this holiday season. Families are welcome to join them around the lighthouse shortly before 6pm. The lighthouse will be promptly lit at 6pm. We are grateful to Tom Bassett and his crew for stringing the lights…

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Conservation & Consultation: Storing Your Heirlooms the Museum Way

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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All of us have family heirlooms, from linens and china to baseball bats and old tools, that need special care in storage. Join MVM curatorial staff for a drop-in primer on how to document, handle, and store your treasures at home so that they last for generations to come. Please note: Please do not bring objects for evaluation or donation to the Museum; this is for informational purposes only. Free for MVM members, $5 for non-members. No advance registration required.

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Yoga with YogiJay

December 18 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Friday, repeating until December 4, 2021

One event on December 17, 2021 at 8:30 am

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Join MVM and YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) of WholesomeMV every Saturday morning for a community-based all-levels yoga class. Classes are typically held outside during the summer, however, if it rains or the temps are cold during the fall, winter, and spring we will practice indoors in the Museum's Linnemann Pavilion, surrounded by the culture and history of the island! This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy a sweet practice of movement, meditation and breath…

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Winter Concert and Community Sing with BeWell Sing

December 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Come sing a song with us! Join BeWell Sing for their 20th annual Winter Concert and Community Sing, happening here at MVM for the first time. Celebrate the returning light with songs of hope, love, and peace in this participatory concert. Light refreshments will be available. Free and open to all. Rain/Snow Date: Sunday, December 19 at 2pm

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January 2022

Virtual Program: Hidden Collections with Bow Van Riper

January 5, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 31, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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The Museum’s archives hold thousands of documents, postcards, maps, photographs, and other ephemera, safely housed in climate-controlled storage, with only a few examples used in temporary exhibitions. The stories they tell are the stories of Martha’s Vineyard: nuanced, complicated, romantic, colorful, and challenging. Join MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper as he takes you behind the scenes and introduces artifacts that seldom see the light of day and the fascinating stories that they hold. Free and open to all. Click…

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ARTifact Class for Teens: Bullet Journals in the Style of Nancy Luce

January 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Do you enjoy working with your hands and learning something new? This special teen edition of ARTifact Class is all about personalizing your new year! Learn about the Island’s famous “chicken lady” Nancy Luce, then create your own bullet journal by marbling the paper for the cover and practicing inventive calligraphy.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited; fee includes museum admission and all materials. Best for ages 13-17. MVM Members $15; Non-Members $20. Click here to register. 

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MVM Nightlife: Marbled Bullet Journals in the Style of Nancy Luce

January 14, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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New year, new journal! Take inspiration from the Island’s original quirky folk artist, Nancy Luce, and make a marbled cover for your 2022 bullet journal and practice inventive calligraphy with quill and ink. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while you learn from Island experts and make your own Island history. Pre-registration is required and space is limited; fee includes materials and two drink tickets. Ages 21+ with ID. MVM Members $40; Non-Members $50. Click here to register. 

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Conservation & Consultation: This Belongs in a Museum

January 15, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Family heirlooms can be a challenge to rehome if your children and grandchildren don’t want them...so what do you do with your antiques and mementos if passing them down isn’t an option? Drop-in and visit with members of the MV Museum’s curatorial staff to find out how to evaluate your heirlooms for their historical value and identify places that they could go if keeping them in the family isn’t in their future. Please note: Please do not bring objects for…

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