59 School Street, Box 1310, Edgartown MA 02539 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

Membership is About Investing in the MVM's Mission!Opening Reception

From the Museum's founding in 1922, the support of dedicated members has been crucial to the growth of the organization, the fulfillment of its mission, and in the establishment of a shared strategic vision. Determined to preserve the history of the Island, members have contributed to the MVM through the decades by volunteering their time, donating family papers, rare photographs, and artifacts, and giving generous financial support.


Membership Levels

Level Amount Benefits (accrue by level)
Student $25 Free admission for self to Museum and three lighthouses,
10% discount on purchases in the gift shop,
free subscription to our newsletter, The Messenger,
and our scholarly journal, The Dukes County Intelligencer
Individual $55 All "Student" level benefits, one guest pass, and
reduced ticket prices to some programs
Family $75 All "Individual" level benefits, two guest passes, and
free admission for household to Museum and three lighthouses
Sustaining $125 All "Family" level benefits, three guest passes, and enrollment in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program giving free admission plus discounts in gift shops and on programming to 680+ museums across North America
Patron $250 All "Sustaining" level benefits, four guest passes, and your choice of one Museum publication
Benefactor $500 All "Patron" level benefits, six guest passes, and a sail aboard our Catboat Vanity
President's $1,000 All "Benefactor" level benefits, eight guest passes, your choice of two Museum publications, and 10% off the use of the Museum campus or a Lighthouse for your private party

For all higher levels, please contact Membership Coordinator Jessica Johnson at 508-627-4441 x117.
Interested in partnering with the Museum? Consider joining the Vineyard Museum Circle.

Your membership contribution is tax-deductible within the IRS guidelines.


Business Membership
Interested in becoming a business member? Please visit our business membership page for a list of levels and benefits.


Become A Member
Becoming a member has never been easier! Use our new online membership form with secure credit card payment to join now. If you prefer, you can download a membership form and mail it to the museum at PO Box 1310, Edgartown, MA 02539. Please contact Jessica Johnson at 508-627-4441 x117 with questions, or to become a member over the phone.


Give the Gift of Membership
Give the gift of museum membership and give friends and family the chance to experience Island history through our events, exhibits, and kids' programs. Please contact Jessica Johnson at 508-627-4441 x117 to give your gift.

Go Green Membership

  • Receive all the regular benefits of membership at any level while going paperless!
  • Join or renew online or by phone.
  • Receive invitations by email and get digital downloads of the Messenger and The Dukes County Intelligencer.

Still want a hard copy of the Messenger and The Dukes County Intelligencer? Make a note on your membership form or contact Jessica Johnson at 508-627-4441 x117 when becoming a member or renewing your membership.

To change an existing membership to a Go Green membership, please contact Jessica Johnson at 508-627-4441 x117.
To open a new Go Green membership, please check Go Green on the online membership form.



Museum Publications Available With Membership

  • African Americans on Martha's Vineyard (Special Edition of The Dukes County Intelligencer)
  • Shoreline Sentinels: The Lighthouses of Martha's Vineyard
  • Vineyard Voices
  • More Vineyard Voices
  • Walking Tour of Historic Edgartown
  • Where Magic Wears a Red Hat: The Art of Stanley Murphy
  • Your Affectionate Son, Charlie Mac
  • Country Editor: Henry Beetle Hough and the Vineyard Gazette
  • Sea Struck