For additional information on any of these events, please call 508-627-4441.
To view the Museum's entire calendar of events, please visit the Calendar.
Wed, April 16, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Join Linsey Lee, Oral Historian, and tour the current exhibits on display at the Museum. Linsey will reveal her favorite objects in the exhibits. Refreshments will be served.
Free for members/ $7 for non-members.
Sun, April 20, 10:00am – 12:00pm
In collaboration with the Harbor View Hotel, we invite families to participate in an Easter Egg hunt on the grounds of the hotel stretching down and around the Edgartown Lighthouse. The lighthouse will be open during the hunt.
Free and open to all.
Sat, May 10, 10:00am – 11:00am
As part of the Edgartown Board of Trade's Pink and Green Weekend, we invite children to make the perfect Mother's Day card for the special mom in their life. We'll teach the art of making silhouettes in pink and green and use them to make cameo cards of each child. Kids can then decorate the cards and write a special message to mom. Appropriate for children ages 5+.
Free to all.
Tue, May 13, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Join Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy for the unveiling of "Martha's Vineyard." Stacy selected images from the Museum's extensive photograph collection to illustrate the history of the Island. This collection, donated through the generosity of Islanders and visitors over the course of more than 90 years, represents an invaluable record of the Vineyard from the 1840s to the present day. Stacy will talk about the process of choosing the photographs from our extensive collection. Books will be available for purchase/signing.
Mon, May 19, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Students in Corinne Kurtz's history class at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School are back serving as guest curators in the Spotlight Gallery at the Museum. After researching female criminals in Vineyard history, the class will present a timeline of Island women and the crimes they committed. Join the students as they unveil their work.
Free and open to all.
Fri, May 23, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
No other decade of the 20th century can be defined by change as much as the 1960s. From politics to music, the struggle for civil rights and landing on the moon, it was a time of volatility, excitement, and unease in America. But what was life like during these years on Martha's Vineyard? Through objects, photographs, video and oral histories, we explore the stories that shaped the decade - and forever altered the Vineyard.
Free for members/$7 for nonmembers.
Tue, May 27, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
In conjunction with the ongoing exhibit "Sea Change: Martha's Vineyard in the 1960s," return to life a half century ago as 5th grader Linda practices nuclear bomb drills at school, her mother listens to the Beatles and stops wearing a bra, and her brother gets drafted. Author Amy Reece will unveil how the changes happening in society during the 60s influenced the younger generation growing up. Books will be available for purchase/signing.
Tue, June 3, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
In preparation of the 38th voyage of the Charles W. Morgan and its visit to the Island, learn the history of whaling in America from Eric Jay Dolin, author of "Leviathan." From the voyages of Captain John Smith to the last voyage of the Wanderer, explore the balance of risk vs. reward driven by scarcity as whalers pursued a natural resource in the ocean. Copies of "Leviathan" will be available for purchase and signing.
$8 for members, $12 for nonmembers.