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October 2021

One Island, Many Stories Speaker Series: Fishing

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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The history of Martha’s Vineyard has unfolded over thousands of years, across hundreds of square miles of land and sea, and in dozens of communities across the Island. It is not a single story, but many interwoven stories. Inspired by the MVM’s exhibition One Island, Many Stories, each episode of this monthly virtual program will feature Research Librarian Bow Van Riper in conversation with a different member of our Island community whose work engages with one of the exhibition’s themes:…

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SOLD OUT – Historic Cemetery Walking Tours with Liz Villard

October 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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The old cemeteries 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 three of her favorite graveyards and let the stones speak for themselves on these historic and decidedly not-spooky walking tours. Friday, October 15: Old Westside Cemetery,…

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FULLY BOOKED – Appraisal Day with Skinner, Inc.

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Join appraisers from Skinner, Inc. who will evaluate your prized objects in this exciting one-day-only event. Items may be consigned for sale by Skinner with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Museum.  Reservations required. Call 508-627-4441 ext. 127 to reserve your slot. Appraisal of one item $15, three items $40. Appraisal Day is fully booked. We appreciate your interest!

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Outdoor Yoga with YogiJay

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) every Sunday at the MV Museum for a fun-filled morning of outdoor yoga accessible to all levels. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy a sweet practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on the island. To register, click here.

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Fall into History at the Cooke House Legacy Gardens

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Cooke House Legacy Gardens, 51 School Street
Edgartown, MA 02539 United States
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Visit our beautiful historic house campus for family activities, garden tours, and craft demonstrations. Suitable for all ages. Suggested donation $5.  Weather permitting.

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MVM Education Intensives: Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 18, 2021

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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If you’ve ever wanted to dig deep into the story of this island with the help of an expert guide, this eight-week MVM Education Intensive is the perfect place to begin. The course includes readings, slides, and video-recorded lecture materials for you to study at your own pace before the weekly group meeting with instructor Bow Van Riper, MVM Research Librarian. The in-person sessions will include discussion, artifact study, gallery visits, and more! Enrollment fee provides access to all online…

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SOLD OUT – Historic Cemetery Walking Tours with Liz Villard

October 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
+ Google Map

The old cemeteries 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 three of her favorite graveyards and let the stones speak for themselves on these historic and decidedly not-spooky walking tours. Friday, October 15: Old Westside Cemetery,…

Find out more »

Outdoor Yoga with YogiJay

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
+ Google Map

Join YogiJay (Jason Mazar-Kelly) every Sunday at the MV Museum for a fun-filled morning of outdoor yoga accessible to all levels. This weekly event is a great way to connect with the community and enjoy a sweet practice of movement, meditation, and breath in one of the most beautiful spots on the island. To register, click here.

Find out more »

Fall into History at the Cooke House Legacy Gardens

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Cooke House Legacy Gardens, 51 School Street
Edgartown, MA 02539 United States
+ Google Map

Visit our beautiful historic house campus for family activities, garden tours, and craft demonstrations. Suitable for all ages. Suggested donation $5.  Weather permitting.

Find out more »

November 2021

MVM Education Intensives: Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History

November 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 18, 2021

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
+ Google Map

If you’ve ever wanted to dig deep into the story of this island with the help of an expert guide, this eight-week MVM Education Intensive is the perfect place to begin. The course includes readings, slides, and video-recorded lecture materials for you to study at your own pace before the weekly group meeting with instructor Bow Van Riper, MVM Research Librarian. The in-person sessions will include discussion, artifact study, gallery visits, and more! Enrollment fee provides access to all online…

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Virtual Program: Hidden Collections with Bow Van Riper

November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 31, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
+ Google Map

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 the scenes and introduces artifacts that seldom see the light of day and the fascinating stories that they hold. Free and open to all. Click…

Find out more »

MVM Education Intensives: Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 18, 2021

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
+ Google Map

If you’ve ever wanted to dig deep into the story of this island with the help of an expert guide, this eight-week MVM Education Intensive is the perfect place to begin. The course includes readings, slides, and video-recorded lecture materials for you to study at your own pace before the weekly group meeting with instructor Bow Van Riper, MVM Research Librarian. The in-person sessions will include discussion, artifact study, gallery visits, and more! Enrollment fee provides access to all online…

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Conservation & Consultation: Old Photographs & Documents

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Even with the rise of digital photography, most of us have old photos somewhere - maybe in albums, maybe on the fridge, maybe still in the paper sleeves from the photo center. But is that really the best thing for them? Join MVM curatorial staff for a drop-in primer on how to handle and digitize your photographs, old documents, and other family heirlooms so that they will last for generations to come. A scanning station will be available if you…

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Conservation & Consultation: Old Photographs & Documents

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on December 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
+ Google Map

Even with the rise of digital photography, most of us have old photos somewhere - maybe in albums, maybe on the fridge, maybe still in the paper sleeves from the photo center. But is that really the best thing for them? Join MVM curatorial staff for a drop-in primer on how to handle and digitize your photographs, old documents, and other family heirlooms so that they will last for generations to come. A scanning station will be available if you…

Find out more »

MVM Education Intensives: Introduction to Martha’s Vineyard History

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 18, 2021

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
+ Google Map

If you’ve ever wanted to dig deep into the story of this island with the help of an expert guide, this eight-week MVM Education Intensive is the perfect place to begin. The course includes readings, slides, and video-recorded lecture materials for you to study at your own pace before the weekly group meeting with instructor Bow Van Riper, MVM Research Librarian. The in-person sessions will include discussion, artifact study, gallery visits, and more! Enrollment fee provides access to all online…

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December 2021

Virtual Program: Hidden Collections with Bow Van Riper

December 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 31, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
+ Google Map

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 the scenes and introduces artifacts that seldom see the light of day and the fascinating stories that they hold. Free and open to all. Click…

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One Island, Many Stories Speaker Series: Ann Smith on Creating

December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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The history of Martha’s Vineyard has unfolded over thousands of years, across hundreds of square miles of land and sea, and in dozens of communities across the Island. It is not a single story, but many interwoven stories. Inspired by the MVM’s exhibition One Island, Many Stories, each episode of this monthly program will feature Research Librarian Bow Van Riper in conversation with a different member of our Island community whose work engages with one of the exhibition’s themes: escaping,…

Find out more »

January 2022

Virtual Program: Hidden Collections with Bow Van Riper

January 5, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 31, 2022

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
+ Google Map

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 the scenes and introduces artifacts that seldom see the light of day and the fascinating stories that they hold. Free and open to all. Click…

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