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June 2022

Spring into History at the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 25, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Drop by the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens and see how different historically-inspired landscapes vary, chat with a Museum Educator about historical horticulture, and enjoy a simple garden-inspired take-home craft. Weather-permitting. Suggested donation: $5. 

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Island History Trivia Night

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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So you think you know about Martha’s Vineyard history? Grab a friend and join us for Island history trivia night! Take a quick look at our exhibits to get in the mood, then settle in to test your memory in our expertly-curated trivia test. Prizes awarded to the winners! Preregistration is required and space is limited; fee includes materials and two drink tickets. Ages 21+ with ID.  Registration for this event is now closed. Join us next time! 

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Curator Tour: Stan Murphy at 100 with Anna Barber

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, repeating until June 27, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Join MVM Curator of Exhibitions Anna Barber for a personal look at Stan Murphy at 100. Anna will lead you on a deeper dive into the exhibit, share stories about Stan’s life and legacy, and help bring his art into context. Pre-registration is required. MVM Members: $10; Non-Members: $15. To register, click here. 

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Celebrate Juneteenth at MVM!

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Join the MV Museum in celebrating joy and culture with the Island-wide Juneteenth Jubilee! We are honored to present the following speakers: 10am - Freedom by Sea with Dr. Cheryl Laroche, author of Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance 11am - Envisioning Emancipation with Barbara Krauthamer, co-author of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery 12pm - Stepping Stone to Freedom: Martha’s Vineyard and the Atlantic World with A. Bowdoin Van Riper, Ph.D., MVM…

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Spring into History at the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 25, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Drop by the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens and see how different historically-inspired landscapes vary, chat with a Museum Educator about historical horticulture, and enjoy a simple garden-inspired take-home craft. Weather-permitting. Suggested donation: $5. 

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Finding Stories of Freedom: Juneteenth Jubilee

June 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Carnegie Heritage Center, 58 North Water Street
Edgartown, MA 02539 United States
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Finding Stories of Freedom: Juneteenth Jubilee at the Vineyard Preservation Trust’s Carnegie Library Featuring: Lee Blake, Director, New Bedford Historical Society Skip Finley, Author and Historian Hilary Wallcox, Librarian and Manager of the Time Machine, The Vineyard Gazette Bonnie Stacy, Chief Curator, MV Museum Michelle Moon, Author and Creative Museum Professional To register, click here.

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Visit Old Tisbury: A Guided Virtual Tour with Guest Host Denys Peek

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Join us for a very special visit to Tisbury, England, in this virtual tour of our town’s namesake. English historian and former West End actor Denys Peek will present live from the UK, taking us on a lively trip through the lovely Wiltshire countryside and showing us the historic sites of Tisbury, England - the birthplace of Thomas Mayhew, the first colonial governor of Martha’s Vineyard. Pre-registration required. MVM Members: $7; Non-Members: $10. To register, click here.

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RESCHEDULED: Gathering the Seeds: Documenting the Vineyard Jewish Experience through Oral History

June 22 @ 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 new MVM exhibit They Planted the Seeds: Creating Jewish Community on Martha’s Vineyard was inspired in part by the extensive oral histories recorded by MVM Oral History Curator Linsey Lee. Come learn from Linsey as she takes us through the challenges - and rewards - of capturing the experience of “otherness” through her interviews. Pre-registration is required. MVM Members: $10; Non-Members: $15. To register, click here. RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 22nd.

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Historical Horticulture Workshop: Herbal Home Helpers

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cooke House Legacy Gardens, 51 School Street
Edgartown, MA 02539 United States
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Calling all Vineyard gardeners! Take a lesson from homemakers of bygone days and turn to the garden for cleaning solvents, pest deterrents, and general beautification. Join us for this special workshop to learn which herbs solve what household problems and take home a piece of history with appropriate cuttings from the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens. Rain or shine. Registration for this event has closed. Join us next time!  

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Spring into History at the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 25, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Drop by the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens and see how different historically-inspired landscapes vary, chat with a Museum Educator about historical horticulture, and enjoy a simple garden-inspired take-home craft. Weather-permitting. Suggested donation: $5. 

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