The Vineyard Gazette’s off-season discussion series, Tuesdays in the Newsroom, will conclude on Tuesday, May 15, with an inside look at the process by which the newspaper is produced each week.

Called “How We Make the Newspaper,” the event marks the 172nd birthday of the Vineyard Gazette, which published its first issue on May 14, 1846. Those who attend will hear from award-winning staff members who are responsible for turning words and pictures into print every week, including Stephen Durkee, director of graphics and design, Jane McTeigue, director of ad design, and Jeremy Smith, press supervisor. Learn what has changed — and what hasn’t — in the past 17 decades of newspaper publishing.

And take home a souvenir paper, still warm from the press. This is a great event for kids of all ages.

Doors open at 5:15 p.m. for a brief reception followed by the program, which begins at 5:30 p.m. and will conclude by 7 p.m.

Gazette subscribers are free, and nonsubscribers pay $10 at the door. Space is limited; register online at