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Martha’s Vineyard Museum

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151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
508-627-4441 mvmuseum.org

July 2021

Annual Meeting and MV Medal Ceremony

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Join the Museum staff and board for the Annual Meeting to review all the Museum accomplished in 2020. The 2021 Martha’s Vineyard Medal winners, honoring leaders in the community who have made an outstanding commitment to preserving the history, arts, and culture of the Island, will be introduced with a reception to follow. 2021 MV Medal Recipients: Richard L. Burt - presented by Jim Richardson Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. - presented by Charlayne Hunter-Gault to Vickee Jordan Adams Nancy Blair…

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July 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Remember your visit to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum with a simple souvenir you get to make yourself! Free with museum admission. Best for ages 3+. No pre-registration required. 

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SOLD OUT – History Unfolded: Jaws and the Summer of 1974

July 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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In conjunction with the Museum's exhibition Tomorrow's History: 175 Years of the Vineyard Gazette, this program series takes a deep dive into some of the Island's most compelling stories. Join Museum colleagues and friends as they explore a different topic each week, offering deeper insight into our Island's rich history. Using the Vineyard Gazette's coverage as a window onto the summer of 1974, MV Museum Research Librarian Bow Van Riper will go behind the scenes of Jaws, the blockbuster film…

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Music in the Courtyard: Dock Dance Band

July 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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MVM is excited to welcome the Dock Dance Band for an evening of music in the Bodman Courtyard. Miguel Samuel and Bailey Mae Gardener will open for the Dock Dance Band.  Dock Dance Band is composed of frontman Adam Petkus, guitarist Niko Ewing, drummer Jamie Green, bassist Alex Karalekas, and guitarist John Stanwood. What started ten years ago as a loose-knit group of musicians playing outside at Edgartown Memorial Wharf, has since turned into a full-fledged band complete with original…

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Outdoor Yoga at MVM with YogiJay

July 31 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 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 Saturday 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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August 2021

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August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Remember your visit to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum with a simple souvenir you get to make yourself! Free with museum admission. Best for ages 3+. No pre-registration required. 

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History Unfolded: Obscure and Outrageous: Vineyard History You May Not Know – But Should

August 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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In conjunction with the Museum's exhibition Tomorrow's History: 175 Years of the Vineyard Gazette, this program series takes a deep dive into some of the Island's most compelling stories. Join Museum colleagues and friends as they explore a different topic each week, offering deeper insight into our Island's rich history. Not everything makes the history books. Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy will dive into some of the more obscure, and possibly outrageous, stories hiding in plain sight in old issues of…

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Outdoor Yoga at MVM with YogiJay

August 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 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 Saturday 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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ARTifact Workshop: Graces

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Do you enjoy working with your hands and learning something new? Our new mini-workshop series is a great way for older kids to try out different exhibit-inspired crafts. Each class lasts two hours and gives participants a bit of the museum and a lot of crafting! Games and amusements in the past were cleverly designed to teach the player something while still being fun. The “three graces” were a popular lawn game that helped with hand-eye coordination and developing “graceful”…

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August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Remember your visit to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum with a simple souvenir you get to make yourself! Free with museum admission. Best for ages 3+. No pre-registration required. 

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History Unfolded: At Sea: Stories from the Vineyard’s Whaling Past

August 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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In conjunction with the Museum's exhibition Tomorrow's History: 175 Years of the Vineyard Gazette, this program series takes a deep dive into some of the Island's most compelling stories. Join Museum colleagues and friends as they explore a different topic each week, offering deeper insight into our Island's rich history. Today we aim to protect them, but not long ago we were whale hunters, crossing the world's oceans to chase them down. At its peak in the 19th century, whaling…

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Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Stanley Nelson: A Place of Our Own

August 10 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Since the late 19th century, affluent African Americans have built summer communities to rest, socialize, and expose their children to a positive vision of black life. Some resorts, like Idlewild, Michigan; Cape May, New Jersey; and Fox Lake, Indiana, have fallen into decline. But other locations, including Sag Harbor, Long Island; Highland Beach, Maryland; American Beach, Florida, and perhaps the best known, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, continue to attract growing numbers of African Americans of means. A Place of Our…

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22nd Evening of Discovery

August 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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We hope to celebrate safely with everyone while adhering to strict CDC, state, and local health guidelines. Please check back as we work through details.

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Outdoor Yoga at MVM with YogiJay

August 14 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 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 Saturday 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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ARTifact Workshop: Japanese Lanterns

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Do you enjoy working with your hands and learning something new? Our new mini-workshop series is a great way for older kids to try out different exhibit-inspired crafts. Each class lasts two hours and gives participants a bit of the museum and a lot of crafting! Fashionable cottages in Oak Bluffs famously illuminate their porches with stunning Japanese lanterns every summer. Visit the exhibits to see beautiful original lanterns for inspiration, then return to the classroom to make your own…

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August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Remember your visit to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum with a simple souvenir you get to make yourself! Free with museum admission. Best for ages 3+. No pre-registration required. 

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History Unfolded: Welcome Mr. President! A History of First Families on Martha’s Vineyard

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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In conjunction with the Museum's exhibition Tomorrow's History: 175 Years of the Vineyard Gazette, this program series takes a deep dive into some of the Island's most compelling stories. Join Museum colleagues and friends as they explore a different topic each week, offering deeper insight into our Island's rich history. Just how many presidents have visited the Island? Join Vineyard Gazette Archivist and Librarian Hillary Wallcox as she explores the history of visiting First Families, their experiences here, and the…

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Forget Prayers, Bring Cake with Merissa Nathan Gerson

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Join us to celebrate the publication of Merissa Nathan Gerson’s debut book, Forget Prayers, Bring Cake. Forget Prayers, Bring Cake is a heartrending, relatable, and ultimately celebratory account of one woman’s reckoning with loss. Part memoir, part self-help guide, it serves as a manual to navigating the wretched and life-altering storms of grief. As much a celebration of a book publication, this is a celebration of lessons gleaned from winters on Martha’s Vineyard and the power of community. Merissa will…

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Outdoor Yoga at MVM with YogiJay

August 21 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 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 Saturday 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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#MVMementos

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Remember your visit to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum with a simple souvenir you get to make yourself! Free with museum admission. Best for ages 3+. No pre-registration required. 

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Music in the Courtyard: Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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MVM is delighted to welcome Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish for an evening of music in the Bodman Courtyard! Formed in 1991, the band has evolved through many incarnations, three Tone Cool and three self-produced CDs, trips around the world as far as South Africa and Norway, and mostly the joys of playing a lot of music on Martha’s Vineyard where the band lives. Johnny Hoy juggles a full life where he takes advantage of his many skills including stone…

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Outdoor Yoga at MVM with YogiJay

August 28 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 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 Saturday 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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#MVMementos

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Remember your visit to the Martha’s Vineyard Museum with a simple souvenir you get to make yourself! Free with museum admission. Best for ages 3+. No pre-registration required. 

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History Unfolded: A Living Landmark: the Story of Shearer Cottage

August 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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In conjunction with the Museum's exhibition Tomorrow's History: 175 Years of the Vineyard Gazette, this program series takes a deep dive into some of the Island's most compelling stories. Join Museum colleagues and friends as they explore a different topic each week, offering deeper insight into our Island's rich history. Charles and his wife Henrietta opened Shearer Cottage in Oak Bluffs in 1912, one of the first on the Island to welcome African American guests. It became a favorite retreat…

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September 2021

Outdoor Yoga at MVM with YogiJay

September 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 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 Saturday 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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Smithsonian Museum Day

September 18
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 151 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 United States
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Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. MVM is thrilled to participate in Museum Day this year and will be offering free admission to those participating in the program. To learn more and to purchase your ticket when they go on sale August 18th, visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday.

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