Museum Executive Director to Step Down

David Nathans will step down early next year, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum announced Wednesday. He has strengthened programs; a capital campaign at the old marine hospital remains incomplete.

Vineyard Voices on Film

The oral history collection, Vineyard Voices curated by Linsey Lee at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, has been an Island staple for many years now.

Martha's Vineyard Medal Ceremony and Museum Annual Meeting

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will honor three distinguished Vineyarders on August 10 at this year’s Martha’s Vineyard Medal award ceremony.

Evening of Discovery Provides Snapshot of Museum Programs

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum hosted its 17th annual Evening of Discovery gala Saturday at the former Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven as part of an ongoing fundraising effort for the coming year. About 400 guests attended the event, which raised about $200,000 for the museum.

Museum Wants to Expand Use of Marine Hospital Site for Events

The former Marine Hospital, now owned by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, could become an event venue in the near future if the Tisbury selectmen approve. The museum wants to use the property for up to 12 events a year, including weddings.

Honoring Lois Mailou Jones, an Artist and a Trailblazer

When Lois Mailou Jones began painting in the 1920s, she did so in near anonymity, a sign of the endemic racism and sexism of the time. But 92 years after her first exhibition, Ms. Jones is now the focus of a new exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, running from June 12 to August 23 this summer. Nearly 17 years after she died, Ms. Jones is once again on display in the Vineyard.

Denniston Family Exhibit Opens

Bradley Memorial Church, one of the first African American churches on the Island, is the subject of a new exhibit at the Martha's Vineyard Museum.

Big Red Dogs, Cats About Town: Museum Celebrates Island Pets

A celebration of Island cats and dogs is currently on display in the Spotlight Gallery at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. The exhibit, which runs through Jan. 28, showcases the role of pets in the lives of Islanders since the mid 19th century.

Museum Plans Education Center at Nathan Mayhew Schoolhouse

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will move into the Nathan Mayhew Schoolhouse in Vineyard Haven, the former home of Sail Martha’s Vineyard. The museum plans to use the two-room schoolhouse as a satellite education center.

Giving the Gift of Education; Museum Receives Large Grant to Expand Programs

The Martha's Vineyard Museum has received a $500,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant. “Sometimes you ask for the moon, and you get it,” said museum executive director David Nathans.