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January 2020

“The Lost Whaling Fleets of the Western Arctic: Writing the Final Chapter” with Dr. Brad Barr

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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In September of 1871, 32 whaling ships were trapped in the ice along the Chukchi Sea coast of Alaska with winter fast approaching.  Unable to sail to safety with their valuable cargo, the 1219 survivors abandoned the ice-bound ships, enduring a life-threatening journey as they rowed, sailed, and dragged their small whaleboats across the ice through the gales of early winter to rescue. Such were the perils that were encountered by Arctic whalers, and often with less fortunate outcomes. In…

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Exhibit Opening: “Neighbors in the Deep – the North Atlantic Right Whale”

January 28 @ 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

For hundreds of years, people have looked to the waters around the Island for the North Atlantic right whale: to hunt them, to see them, and now, to save them. This exhibit looks at these giant creatures and our complex relationship with them. Join us as we unveil the exhibit.

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Brazilian Dinner at MVM

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$75

Join chef Zandro Souza and educator, journalist, and interpreter Juliana Germani for an evening exploring Brazilian food and traditions in the Linnemann Pavilion at MVM. Zandro will prepare a three-course customary Brazilian meal, which will be interspersed with a conversation Juliana will lead surrounding food traditions in the Brazilian culture. Zando Souza is currently a chef at the Art Cliff Diner. He has previously worked at the Harbor View, Seasons, and the Navigator. Juliana Germani is a former Portuguese language…

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February 2020

“The Arctic Voyages of Captain Robert Bartlett” by Matthew Stackpole

February 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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In conjunction with our ongoing exhibit "Northern Connections: Martha's Vineyard and the Arctic," join maritime historian and former Martha's Vineyard Museum director Matthew Stackpole who will dive into the fascinating history of legendary Arctic explorer Captain Robert Bartlett. Matthew will share stories from Bartlett's 16 voyages to the Arctic from 1926 - 1941 including those of the Vineyarders who accompanied him. Members $10, Non-members $15

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

February 4 @ 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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Exhibit Opening: “Emma Chambers Maitland”

February 11 @ 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

Emma Chambers Maitland embodied an experience both unique and somehow emblematic of the challenges and successes of many black women of her era – teacher, wife, mother, entertainer, sportswoman, nurse – her intelligence, ambition, and talents took her from Virginia to Washington, D. C., Paris, New York, and finally to Martha’s Vineyard. This exhibit, featuring photographs and memorabilia from her life, will give a glimpse into her journey. Join us as we unveil the exhibit.

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

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Valentine’s Day Dinner

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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$90

Spend your Valentine's Day evening in the Linnemann Pavilion at MVM taking in the beautiful 1854 Fresnel Lens. Enjoy a four-course meal prepared by Island Chefs Kyle Anderson (Kitchen Porch), Kevin Crowell (Detente), Regina Stanley (Art Cliff Diner), and Sean Yancey (West Chop Club) while you listen to the enchanting music of Jeremy Berlin and Rose Guerin. Limited tickets available. Reservations required. Reserve here:

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

February 18 @ 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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March 2020

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

March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

March 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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

March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

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

March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
+ Google Map

"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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