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March 2020

“Martha’s Vineyard History” Class with Bow Van Riper

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 1, 2020

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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"Martha's Vineyard History" is a fast-paced, eight-week tour of life on the Island from the Ice Age to the Digital Age. Designed to appeal to newcomers and long-time residents alike, it offers a fresh look at familiar stories (the coming of the Mayhews, the whaling industry, and the making of Jaws) and an introduction to others (the Vineyard's place in the larger "Atlantic World," turn-of-the-(last)-century immigration, and the Island's long history of grassroots political activism). A central theme of the…

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Soup and Sandwich Talk: Freedom Cartwright

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$10

Explore our country’s racial legacy as Freedom Cartwright discusses her journey of discovery and understanding in Montgomery, Alabama. Freedom recently founded Freedom Rail Tours, a group that travels to the Cradle of the Confederacy in the Heart of Dixie, to bear witness to the legacy of genocide, slavery, lynching, segregation, and mass incarceration. $10 includes soup, sandwich, and admission to Freedom's talk.

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Exhibit Opening: “Women’s Works”

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Free

This exhibition delves into the transformation of women’s visual arts from the domestic to the public sphere. Using works primarily from the Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s permanent collection, we will explore the fine textile work made by women for themselves and their families in the 1700s and 1800s, practical works made for sale in the 1800s and 1900s, and pieces created in the 1900s by women working as professional artists. Some of the names are familiar, such as Lois Mailou Jones,…

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“Martha’s Vineyard History” Class with Bow Van Riper

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 1, 2020

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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"Martha's Vineyard History" is a fast-paced, eight-week tour of life on the Island from the Ice Age to the Digital Age. Designed to appeal to newcomers and long-time residents alike, it offers a fresh look at familiar stories (the coming of the Mayhews, the whaling industry, and the making of Jaws) and an introduction to others (the Vineyard's place in the larger "Atlantic World," turn-of-the-(last)-century immigration, and the Island's long history of grassroots political activism). A central theme of the…

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Soup and Sandwich Talk: Linsey Lee and Laura Noonan

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$10

It began 42 years ago with the question: “Did Craig Kingsbury bring skunks to the Island?” Since then Linsey Lee has been collecting oral histories from people all over the Vineyard. Oral History Curator at the Museum and author of three volumes of Vineyard Voices, Linsey was joined four years ago by Laura Noonan. Together they continue to interview Islanders. Join Linsey and Laura as they talk about the oral history process and creating “Vineyard Voices;” the challenges, joys and…

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“Martha’s Vineyard History” Class with Bow Van Riper

March 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 1, 2020

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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"Martha's Vineyard History" is a fast-paced, eight-week tour of life on the Island from the Ice Age to the Digital Age. Designed to appeal to newcomers and long-time residents alike, it offers a fresh look at familiar stories (the coming of the Mayhews, the whaling industry, and the making of Jaws) and an introduction to others (the Vineyard's place in the larger "Atlantic World," turn-of-the-(last)-century immigration, and the Island's long history of grassroots political activism). A central theme of the…

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POSTPONED: Soup and Sandwich Talk – Dan Waters

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$10

Please check back for a rescheduled date. Using traditional photographic film, Dan Waters has spent the past year and a half capturing everyday life on Martha’s Vineyard for a “time capsule” to be preserved in the Museum archives. Dan will share his images, insights, and challenges in this soup and sandwich talk that raises questions about our daily choices, things we take for granted, and how we’ll look from the viewpoint of future generations. $10 includes soup, sandwich, and admission…

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“Martha’s Vineyard History” Class with Bow Van Riper

March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 1, 2020

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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"Martha's Vineyard History" is a fast-paced, eight-week tour of life on the Island from the Ice Age to the Digital Age. Designed to appeal to newcomers and long-time residents alike, it offers a fresh look at familiar stories (the coming of the Mayhews, the whaling industry, and the making of Jaws) and an introduction to others (the Vineyard's place in the larger "Atlantic World," turn-of-the-(last)-century immigration, and the Island's long history of grassroots political activism). A central theme of the…

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POSTPONED: “The North Atlantic Right Whale” with Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth

March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Please check back for a rescheduled date. Award winning Island based filmmakers Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth are currently producing a feature length documentary about the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Join them as they give a multi-media presentation about this iconic species, show select scenes from their upcoming film, and talk about what it was like to work with the leading scientists as they followed seven calves over 2,000 miles for one year, from their calving grounds in Florida…

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Ask Bow Facebook Live

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We heard your requests, and completely agree, who better to chat with right now than our own Research Librarian and Historian Bow Van Riper? Bow will be leading a Facebook Live on the MVM Facebook page on Friday at 1pm EST. You can ask him anything you want related to Martha's Vineyard history in your comments. We can't promise he'll have an answer to absolutely everything, but knowing Bow, he'll have some great anecdotes to share regardless.

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