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August 2019

Kids Discovery Days

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 8, 2019

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

Creating art inspired by our exhibitions, collections, and Island history, Discovery Days is a unique summer kids program featuring local artists, rotated on a weekly basis, that bring Island history to life.   The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is FULL of stories! Come help us tell some of them while you learn all about photography with expert island photographer, Sheny Leon. You will also be able to create your own story to tell by taking instant pictures to share. Cameras provided.…

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“The Place My Heart Calls Home: Stories of a Working-Class African American Family from Boston to Martha’s Vineyard” Author Talk with Jocelyn Coleman Walton

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Free

The Place My Heart Calls Home is a memoir about a working-class African-American family’s summers on Martha’s Vineyard. The work evolved in response to the popular conception that the town of Oak Bluffs is the center of the African American “elite,” and that one had to have a “certain pedigree” to live there. But that is not how it started. The Coleman family and many other working-class African-American families were fortunate to spend full summers there in obvious contradiction to…

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Discovery Days: Sunday Afternoons

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$25

Visit the Museum on Sunday afternoons in August for an engaging afternoon of games, stories, scavenger hunts, and hands-on play. Sessions are appropriate for kids ages 5-12. Drop-in only (no advanced reservations). Rain or shine. Members $20 Non-Members $25

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Martha’s Vineyard Commemorates 400 Years of African American Perseverance in the United States

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Tabernacle, 80 Trinity Park
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 United States
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Join Island organizations to commemorate 400 years of African American Perseverance in the United States (1619-2019). Gloria Browne-Marshall, J.D., Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice will deliver a key note address. Island organizations including the African American Heritage Trail, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, The Cottagers, Inc., MV Regional High School, MV Community Television, MV Museum, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Oak Bluffs Public Library, and U.S.…

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Get In Shape with Emily Phillips

August 13 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$18

Join fitness educator Emily Phillips, for a 4-week Get In Shape program. Using the Museum as our gym, take advantage of the stunning setting, the water views, and maybe learn a thing or two about our shared history while you sweat, stretch, and commune. Bring a mat or towel. No experience necessary. $18 per class or $49 for the month. Email Emily with any questions. emily@epyoga.com

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Kids Discovery Days

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 15, 2019

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$35

Discovery Days is a unique summer kids program featuring local artists, rotated on a weekly basis, that bring Island history to life. Come to the Museum and explore the BIGGEST week on Martha’s Vineyard. Hear and illustrate archived stories of Illumination Night and the Agricultural Fair. Craft your story from questions you’ll ask your friends and family and then imagine those stories from the perspective of the animals and insects who share our Island home! This week will be led by the Museum’s Oral…

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“Picturing the Fair” Exhibit Opening

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Free

The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair is one of the most treasured events of our Island's summer. In 2018 a group of local photographers came together to interpret and document the Fair, each finding their inspiration in the whirlwind of people, animals, carnival rides, competitions, and food. The result is a rich and warm mosaic that uniquely captures the many moods of our Fair. Participating artists include Bob Avakian, Brooke Bartletta, Lisa Brown, Vincent Chahley, Claire Ganz, Gwen Norton, Dena Porter,…

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Kids Discovery Days

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 15, 2019

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$35

Discovery Days is a unique summer kids program featuring local artists, rotated on a weekly basis, that bring Island history to life. Come to the Museum and explore the BIGGEST week on Martha’s Vineyard. Hear and illustrate archived stories of Illumination Night and the Agricultural Fair. Craft your story from questions you’ll ask your friends and family and then imagine those stories from the perspective of the animals and insects who share our Island home! This week will be led by the Museum’s Oral…

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Kids Discovery Days

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 15, 2019

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$35

Discovery Days is a unique summer kids program featuring local artists, rotated on a weekly basis, that bring Island history to life. Come to the Museum and explore the BIGGEST week on Martha’s Vineyard. Hear and illustrate archived stories of Illumination Night and the Agricultural Fair. Craft your story from questions you’ll ask your friends and family and then imagine those stories from the perspective of the animals and insects who share our Island home! This week will be led by the Museum’s Oral…

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J.McLaughlin Sip & Shop

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
J. McLaughlin, 43 Main St.
Edgartown, MA 02539 United States
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Join us with hostess Melissa Clay for summer sips and shopping at J. McLaughlin. Bring your friends for a girls day out and get some new accessories for the last few weeks of summer! From 11am-4pm, 15% of all sales will benefit the Martha's Vineyard Museum.

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