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September 2022

Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 27, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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If you’ve ever wanted to dig deep into the story of this island with the help of an expert guide, our six-week Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History, taught by MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper, is the perfect place to begin. The course includes college-level lectures, artifact study, gallery visits, and more. Thursdays, September 15 - October 27, 2022. No Class on Thursday, October 13. This course is at capacity. To join the waitlist, click here.    

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Historical Horticulture Workshop: Heirloom Seed Saving

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cooke House Legacy Gardens, 51 School Street
Edgartown, MA 02539 United States
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Don’t let your garden blooms go to waste! Whether veggies or flowers are your favorite, you can save seeds like gardeners have done for generations. Come learn how to ensure an ample supply of seeds for next year and take home some new varieties from the Legacy Gardens. Rain or shine. Registration for this event is closed. 

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Fall into History at the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 29, 2022

Cooke House Legacy Gardens, 51 School Street
Edgartown, MA 02539 United States
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Drop by the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens to watch this living exhibit prepare for its winter hibernation, chat with a Museum Educator about historical horticulture, take a guided tour of the house and gardens, and enjoy a simple garden-inspired take-home craft. Weather permitting. Drop in. $5 donation suggested.

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21st Annual Ceremony of Remembrance

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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“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.” Join us on Saturday, September 17th to honor those remembered in the Edgartown Lighthouse Children's Memorial. There will be brief remarks and light music. Free and open to all. Rain date 9/24.

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What Makes a Meal More Than a Meal? with Joan Nathan

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Celebrated cookbook author and food historian Joan Nathan will explore the intersection of food and community, paying special attention to Jewish food on Martha’s Vineyard. Using historical recipes and stories collected by the museum’s oral history curator, Linsey Lee, she will demonstrate the importance of food in honoring our past and connecting us to each other. Participants are invited to bring their own recipes and reminiscences of food and gatherings on Martha’s Vineyard to share. Preregistration is required and space…

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A Brighter Day Than This Never Dawned: President Grant’s 1874 Visit to Martha’s Vineyard with Bob Lammey

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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President Ulysses S. Grant was the first sitting president to visit Martha’s Vineyard when he came to Cottage City in 1874, around the time he chose not to seek a third term in office. Join Robert Lammey, owner of the cottage where President Grant stayed, as he shares the details of that excursion to the Island - and the long-term implications for civil rights legislation and the trajectory of the nation that resulted from Grant’s decision against running for reelection.…

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Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 27, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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If you’ve ever wanted to dig deep into the story of this island with the help of an expert guide, our six-week Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History, taught by MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper, is the perfect place to begin. The course includes college-level lectures, artifact study, gallery visits, and more. Thursdays, September 15 - October 27, 2022. No Class on Thursday, October 13. This course is at capacity. To join the waitlist, click here.    

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Educator Open House

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Welcome, Martha’s Vineyard teachers and education professionals! Please join us for this special opportunity to explore the Museum without playing chaperone, meet our Museum Education team and learn about field trips, classroom visits, and home learning opportunities for your students, and socialize with others in the field after-hours at the Museum. Don’t forget to sign up for your free Teacher Membership while you’re here! This free event is open to all Island teachers, paraprofessionals, and school employees.

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Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 27, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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If you’ve ever wanted to dig deep into the story of this island with the help of an expert guide, our six-week Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History, taught by MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper, is the perfect place to begin. The course includes college-level lectures, artifact study, gallery visits, and more. Thursdays, September 15 - October 27, 2022. No Class on Thursday, October 13. This course is at capacity. To join the waitlist, click here.    

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Poetry Reading with the MV Poets’ Collective

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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The MV Poets’ Collective celebrates its twelfth year, facilitated by MV Poet Laureate Jill Jupen. Members will read from their new and published or soon-to-be-published works in a variety of forms: haiku, free verse, prose, sonnet, and rhyme, to name a few. Themes include nature, religion, love, loneliness, family, politics, travel, and island life. The poetry is sometimes poignant, emotional, or even humorous. Come enjoy the evening in the Rose Styron Garden. No pre-registration. $5 suggested donation.

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