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‘A Man and His Music: Rudolph Fiebich and the All Island School Orchestra’ Exhibit Opening

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

Please join us for a very special preview of our newest exhibition that explores the creation of the first regionalized music program in the Island schools and the visionary man behind it all, Rudolph Fiebich. Along with light refreshments, guest curator Peter Shea and others will share the history of the orchestra and memories of […]

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Historic Cemetery Walking Tours with Liz Villard

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

The old burying grounds of Martha’s Vineyard are full of beautiful and unique gravestones commemorating Islanders of the past. What’s the significance of the urn or the rising sun? Why are some stones legible and others not? And what about those strange poems? Join special guest tour guide Liz Villard, Edgartown Cemetery Commissioner, to explore […]

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Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

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 […]

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Fall into History at the Cooke House & Legacy Gardens

Cooke House & Legacy Gardens 51 School Street, Edgartown, MA

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.

Halloween on the Hill

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins! Join MVM for a unique trick-or-treat experience! Don your costume and bring the family out to the MV Museum for frights and fun throughout our campus. We'll have everything you need to ignite your child’s imagination including spooky stories, multiple trick-or-treat stations inside the Museum, snacks, and a feel-good […]

Hidden Collections with Bow Van Riper (Virtual Program)

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

The Museum’s archives hold thousands of documents, postcards, maps, photographs, and other ephemera, 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 MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper as he takes you behind […]

Rescheduled: 6th Annual Island Lore Night with Project Vine

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

Please join Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School's Project Vine and the MV Museum for this annual Island storytelling open-mic competition, featuring the work of students in Project Vine. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to all! Rescheduled from October 26 to November 2. 

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Servitude in New England with Norah Kyle

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

Each month, bring your lunch or stop by the First Light Café and join MVM to learn something new about food history and culture on Martha’s Vineyard. For November, we'll be exploring servitude in New England with Norah Kyle. The word “servant” conjures up many images and many emotions. To complement our new exhibit, Unfreedom, […]

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Island Storytime with Weezie and Becky!

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

A fun island-themed storytime filled with movement, songs, and exploration! Eloise Welz (Weezie) is a much-loved local storyteller, who can usually be found leading storytime at Island libraries. She has a background in early childhood education and loves to use song, movement and craft in combination with fun story-telling. She is joined by MV Museum […]

Island Storytime with Weezie and Becky!

Martha's Vineyard Museum 151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA

A fun island-themed storytime filled with movement, songs, and exploration! Eloise Welz (Weezie) is a much-loved local storyteller, who can usually be found leading storytime at Island libraries. She has a background in early childhood education and loves to use song, movement and craft in combination with fun story-telling. She is joined by MV Museum […]