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

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.


nancy luce"Nancy Luce: Madonna of the Hens" Exhibit Talk

Saturday, November 29, 2014
3-4pm
MV Museum Library

Join Nancy Luce aficionados for a discussion on her life and legacy including Nancy Luce inspired poetry. Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy will talk about "the Chicken Lady's" life often believed to be full of loneliness, but upon greater investigation, also contained great compassion, love, and even moments of fierce joy. A selection of Island poets will also share Nancy Luce inspired poetry. The exhibit will be open following the discussion.

Free for members, $7 for non-members.




Appraisal Day"What's It Worth?"

Friday, December 5, 2014
5pm
Private Chilmark Home

Family heirlooms and yard-sale treasures take the stage at this fun-filled evening of antiquarian show and tell! Join friends of the Museum for an Open House, as appraisers from Skinner, Inc. identify, comment, and place a value on objects brought by the audience. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be provided, and each guest is invited to bring one item for appraisal.

Please omit coins, stamps, jewelry, and musical instruments.

$50 per person. Call Jessica Johnson at 508-627-4441 x117 for tickets.


Appraisal DayAnnual Appraisal Day

Saturday, December 6, 2014
9am-3pm
Museum Library

Appraisers from Skinner, Inc., will evaluate your prized objects in this popular event. Items may be consigned for sale by Skinner with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Martha's Vineyard Museum. Reservations are required, and we recommend making them early. This event usually sells out quickly.

Appraisal of one item: $15; three for $40.

Call Jessica Johnson at 508-627-4441 x117 for a reservation.


Edgartown LighthouseEvent: Lighting of the Edgartown Lighthouse

Friday, December 12, 2014
5-7pm
Harbor View Hotel

The annual holiday lighting of the Edgartown Lighthouse will take place in front of the Harbor View Hotel. Enjoy hot chocolate, holiday goodies, and music on the hotel porch, and help count down the final seconds until the Lighthouse is lit for Christmas. Music will start at 5 pm. Lighthouse will be lit at 6 pm.

Free and open to all.



Christmas in EdgartownAnnual Christmas in Edgartown Day

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Jewelry Jingle
9am-noon
Museum Library

Make the Museum a part of your Christmas in Edgartown festivities! Shop the Jewelry Jingle for perfect holiday gifts. All proceeds go to the Museum.

Dogs vs. Cats Kids' Crafts
9-11am
Museum Hands-On History Lab

Kids, visit the Spotlight Gallery to see our Dogs vs. Cats exhibit, and vote on your favorite. The exhibit includes recent acquisitions from author/cartoonist Norman Bridwell of the Clifford series. We'll have Clifford related crafts in the Hands-On History Lab.
Free for all.

Gift Shop Sale
9am-4pm
Museum Gift Shop

Members, shop in the Museum Gift Shop during Christmas in Edgartown and receive 20% off your entire purchase. Non-members, receive 10% off.