Explore MVM’s Online Exhibitions

Treasured Beacon: The Edgartown Lighthouse

Explore the history, transformation, and importance of this beloved beacon.





But… Such is War: Vietnam Reflections on Vineyard Waters

Sculpture and stories from Steve Maxner.





Votes for Women: An Island Perspective

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the culmination of over seventy years of activism and advocacy that ended with women voting for the first time in national elections. This exhibit looks back at the long fight for women’s suffrage in America through the lens of the Island and the women who lived here.




Women’s Suffrage in America

This online exhibit is a culmination of social media posts shared in celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment ratification.





One on the Line: The MV Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

The Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby is a five week fishing tournament that begins on the second Sunday of September every year. The event celebrates the beauty of the Island, cements lifelong friendships, and creates memorable stories while also attracting visitors in the shoulder season. There are more fishing stories than there are fish in the sea. Cast your lines out, and enjoy 75 years of the Martha’s Vineyard Derby.



The Photography of Richard Shute

Richard G. Shute partnered with his father Charles in 1867 to form the Charles H. Shute & Son photographic studio in Edgartown. In a brief period of time, the Shutes witnessed the advancement of photographic methods, styles, and popular tastes, which allowed them to become the leading photographers of the Island.




Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship

Discover the story of 19th century whaling and the experiences of a young girl on a whaling voyage.





Those Who Serve

During World War II, the entire Vineyard community mobilized to support the war effort, both on the home front and overseas. The personal stories and perspectives of Vineyard people who survived the war years are a part of the Museum’s oral history collections and were featured in an exhibition at the Museum in 2009-2010. These stories brought alive the horror and confusion of battle, the exhilaration of victory, and the shared sacrifice and anxiety experienced by those on the home front. Today, they indicate the impact the War had on the lives of the people of the Vineyard community.