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August 2020

Outdoor Yoga at MVM

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2020

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) and the MV Museum every Saturday at 9AM in July for an outdoor community based yoga class that will be accessible to all levels of practictioners. This weekly event is a great way to stay connected with community while helping to limit the spread of the virus. In addition, while you practice you will get the chance to see all of the wonderful outdoor exhibits the Museum will be showcasing that tells the stories of this…

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“Keepers of the Light” Outdoor Screening and Discussion with Filmmakers Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth

August 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Built more than 200 years ago, the Gay Head Lighthouse is one of America’s most famous beacons. From whaling days to the advent of electrification, Keepers of the Light tells the story of evolving technology, heroism, shipwrecks, and the people who are called upon, in each generation, to keep the light. Celebrate International Lighthouse Day with Island filmmakers Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth as they share their film documenting a race against time—the recent effort to save the historic lighthouse…

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Outdoor Yoga at MVM

August 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2020

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) and the MV Museum every Saturday at 9AM in July for an outdoor community based yoga class that will be accessible to all levels of practictioners. This weekly event is a great way to stay connected with community while helping to limit the spread of the virus. In addition, while you practice you will get the chance to see all of the wonderful outdoor exhibits the Museum will be showcasing that tells the stories of this…

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Jack Fruchtman and Bow Van Riper present “A Monumental Conversation: Are Historical Monuments about to be History Themselves”

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Towson University Professor Emeriti of Constitutional law and politics Jack Fruchtman will join MVM Research Librarian and Historian Bow Van Riper for a conversation about the Big Questions swirling around statues and other historical monuments: What do we do about old monuments to now-controversial figures? How do we choose which parts of history should be memorialized (and who gets to decide)?  Why do we put up historical monuments at all?  Do they fulfill a deep-seated need, or are they something…

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Hidden Collections with Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy (Virtual Program)

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy as she takes you behind the scenes for an exploration of a selection of the Museum's archives and the fascinating stories that they hold. This program will debut on…

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Outdoor Yoga at MVM

August 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2020

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
+ Google Map

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) and the MV Museum every Saturday at 9AM in July for an outdoor community based yoga class that will be accessible to all levels of practictioners. This weekly event is a great way to stay connected with community while helping to limit the spread of the virus. In addition, while you practice you will get the chance to see all of the wonderful outdoor exhibits the Museum will be showcasing that tells the stories of this…

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Outdoor Yoga at MVM

August 29 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2020

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
+ Google Map

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) and the MV Museum every Saturday at 9AM in July for an outdoor community based yoga class that will be accessible to all levels of practictioners. This weekly event is a great way to stay connected with community while helping to limit the spread of the virus. In addition, while you practice you will get the chance to see all of the wonderful outdoor exhibits the Museum will be showcasing that tells the stories of this…

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September 2020

Mystery Into Order: Cabinets of Curiosity and the Urge to Collect with Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy (Virtual Only)

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In this short history of showing off strange stuff, MVM Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy will examine “cabinets of curiosity,” their status as forerunners of today’s museums, the way that rich and noble Europeans used them to show off knowledge and wealth, the problems and pleasures that arise accidentally from taking things out of context, and the ways that contemporary artists have adapted this ancient idea to their own purposes. This talk complements Lucy Mitchell’s exhibition, Recollection: A Personal Museum, currently…

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19th Annual Ceremony of Remembrance

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Edgartown Lighthouse, 230 N Water St
Edgartown, MA 02539 United States
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Free
Lighthouse from the top down

“Here where the sky and sea and sand come together, let us be thankful for the time we had together and continue to have in our memories and hearts.” The public is invited to this annual dedication ceremony for family and friends of kids memorialized in the Children’s Memorial at the base of the Edgartown Lighthouse. Open to all. Rain date 9/26.  

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Hidden Collections with Research Librarian Bow Van Riper (Virtual Program)

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 behind the scenes for an exploration of a selection of the Museum's archives and the fascinating stories that they hold. This program will debut…

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