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Pink and Green Weekend: Kids Decoupage Herb Pots stafftour

Saturday, May 9, 2015
10 –11am
Museum Library

As part of the Edgartown Board of Trade's Pink and Green Weekend, we invite children to make the perfect Mother's Day gift. Using beautiful Japanese papers, we'll decoupage tiny pots perfect to start a spring windowsill garden. soil, seeds, and care cards provided. Appropriate for kids ages 5+.

Free and open to all.



Exhibit Opening: Teeth

Friday, May 15, 2015 stafftour
5 –7pm
Museum Galleries

Artistic impulses at sea fortified by countless hours of free time inspired whalers to create scrimshaw in the 19th century. Utilitarian tools of prey were then transformed into enduring works of art. What are some of the other ways that teeth have been used? What stories can they tell? Join us as we explore these questions, and help unveil the exhibit.

Members Free/Non-members $8


Lecture: Linsey Lee presents "Tales and Treasures from the Bradley Memorial Church"

Thursday, May 21, 2015 stafftour
Museum Library

Oral History Curator Linsey Lee will explore the story of the Bradley Memorial Church and the Denniston family. Through oral history interviews and hours spent sorting through the contents of the former house and church, learn about the story that emerged of a remarkable man, the creation of a welcoming and diverse community, and accomplished family, determination, and the string of racial prejudice.

Members $8/Non-members $12


Lecture: Dr. Karen Gear presents "Dental Forensics"

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 stafftour
Museum Library

In conjunction with our ongoing exhibit "Teeth," endodontist Dr. Karen Gear will talk about the fascinating ways that tooth structure reveals our unique identitites, much the same way that a fingerprint does. Dr. Gear will draw in part, from her experiences as a dental forensic expert at The World Trade Center site and will also bring hands-on teaching models to help us understand our own teeth better.

Members $8/Non-members $12