Doherty Hall

Doherty Hall is home to some of the larger objects in the Museum’s collection. Located inside are a number of whaling and fishing vessels, the original hearse from the town of Edgartown, the Mayhew peddler’s cart used for deliveries at Alley’s General Store, a Hawaiian canoe, surfboards, an Erford Burt kayak, the headlamp for the island’s locomotive, the Active, and much more. This large exhibit offers interpretation of many of the objects in the space, but should you have unanswered questions, please take a photo and post it on social media with the hashtag #mvmwhatisit and our curatorial team will be happy to answer!