Youngsters can travel back to the days when whalers and sailors engraved images on whale bone as part of the Edgartown Board of Trade’s Pink and Green Weekend. Since it is a Pink and Green Weekend, youngsters will carve their own scrimshaw art out of pink and green soap. The scrimshaw event is offered at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum Library, 59 School street in Edgartown, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. Reservations are required for an accurate count of materials. Cost is $5 per child.
Vineyard mariners from the 19th and early 20th centuries sailed the world’s oceans stopping at islands along the way and they often brought home souvenirs for friends and family. The museum unveils an exhibit of these mementos with A Taste for the Exotic-Mementos from Around the Globe from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 24, at the museum galleries. The opening is free for members and $7 for nonmembers.
For information and reservations, call Chris at 508-627-4441, ext. 110.