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William Martin and the Whaling Captains of Color: A Virtual Talk with Skip Finley

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

The history of whaling as an industry on this continent has been well-told in books, including some that have been bestsellers, but what hasn’t been told is the story of whaling’s leaders of color in an era when the only other option was slavery. Whaling was one of the first American industries to exhibit diversity. […]

Virtual Gallery Talk with Guest Curator Hollis Engley

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

Join Hollis Engley, a former Vineyard Gazette photojournalist, past editor of Martha's Vineyard Magazine, and national and international wire service journalist, as he shares the stories, and the stories behind the stories, of the images in his exhibition Family Stories, on display at the Museum from March 9th - May 7th. "I'm surrounded by photographs...the images are populated by the […]

One Island, Many Stories Speaker Series: Escaping

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

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 […]

Recurring

Hidden Collections with Bow Van Riper – Virtual Event

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

The Museum’s archives hold thousands of documents, postcards, maps, photographs, and other ephemera. They remain 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 Research Librarian Bow Van Riper as he takes you […]

One Island, Many Stories Speaker Series: Changing

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

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 […]

Cooking the Collection with Janet Messineo and Bonnie Stacy

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

Have you ever wanted to taste the past? Within the Museum's archives are dozens of historic recipes spanning nearly 200 years of changing tastes, livelihoods, and resources. Join Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy and Island author and fisherman Janet Messineo as they discuss an 1873 recipe for "codfish balls," share stories about cod, and give a […]

Stories from the Anthropocene with Dr. David Foster – Virtual Program

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

Scientists refer to our current geological epoch as the “anthropocene,” a reflection of humans’ immense and growing power to alter nature. Our need to think deeply, and carefully, about change has never been greater. But what is the role of history when thinking about our changing climate? Join Dr. David Foster in a virtual program […]

Recurring

Hidden Collections with Bow Van Riper – Virtual Event

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

The Museum’s archives hold thousands of documents, postcards, maps, photographs, and other ephemera. They remain 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 Research Librarian Bow Van Riper as he takes you […]

One Island, Many Stories Speaker Series: Voyaging

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

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 […]

One Island, Many Stories Speaker Series: Belonging

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

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 […]