Whaling Exhibit

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum and the West Tisbury School’s multiage class invite the public to Thar She Blows!, a celebration of learning, on Thursday, June 19, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The event is scheduled for the museum’s Pease House at 59 School street, Edgartown. Thar She Blows! is an exhibit of student work about whales and whaling. This year-long study was based upon an interdisciplinary curriculum unit which focuses on teaching with primary sources, funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Martha Stackpole and Lauren Keaney-Serpa created the study, which was piloted by Elaine Barnett and Kristy Fletcher’s multiage class in West Tisbury. The project included Laura Jernegan’s journal, as well as other artifacts as inspiration for many of the activities. As a child, Laura sailed with her family from Edgartown on a whaling ship to the Pacific; her journal is part of the museum’s collection.

The exhibit will remain in the Kids’ Space into the fall. More information is available by calling Nancy Cole at 508-627-4441, extension 118.