Unearthing Past to Prepare for Future at Old Marine Hospital
Sara Brown

Archaeologists surveying the future site of the Martha's Vineyard Museum in Vineyard Haven recently found traces of human use dating back thousands of years.

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Museum Wants to Expand Use of Marine Hospital Site for Events
Megan Cerullo

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.

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Museum Explores a Possible Move to Site of Former Marine Hospital
Lauren Martin

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum has taken an option on the former Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven, giving the museum’s board until the end of January to decide whether the historic property perched on a hilltop above the harbor could serve as the new home for the Island’s historical collections.

The marine hospital went on the market in April with an asking price of $3.19 million.

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Marine Hospital, Summer Camp, History for Sale
Mark Alan Lovewell

An important piece of Island history is for sale.

The old Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven has been placed on the market by the St. Pierre family, which has owned the property since the 1950s.

Built on a hill overlooking the Vineyard Haven waterfront in 1895, the hospital treated soldiers and sailors and their families, in peacetime and through two world wars. From the late 1950s until two years ago, the property has housed a summer camp for children.

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Museum Set to Buy Marine Hospital
Mike Seccombe

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum expects to sign within days a purchase and sales agreement to buy the former Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven for an undisclosed price.

The purchase of the historic property, perched on a hill above the harbor, would mark a major step in the museum’s long quest to find a new home for its historical collections outside of Edgartown.

Museum executive director David Nathans said yesterday morning he hoped to have a deal completed by week’s end.

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Marine Hospital Restoration Delayed
Mark Alan Lovewell

Groundwork at the site of old Marine Hospital, the future home of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, remains suspended after a worker discovered a bone at the site last week, shutting down operations.

The bone was at first thought to be a human remain, but has since been determined not to belong to a person.

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