Description of the New Marine Hospital to be erected at Vineyard Haven
Vineyard Gazette
A special dispatch to the Standard says: The plans and specifications for the alterations and improvements in the United States Marine Hospital at this place have been received by the Surgeon in Charge, and are now ready for inspection at his (Dr. Glennan’s) office. Proposals have been invited, which will be opened at the office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury Department at Washington, April 12, at 2 p.m. and work should commence at the latest, in 60 days.
 
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St. Pierre Camp Fills Each Summer Day with Fun for Children
Chris Burrell
It’s Monday morning, and Troy Cyphers is running across a lawn flapping his arms and pretending to be a turkey. If the enormous white building behind him were still a hospital, he might be committed. 
 
But the building with three porches, two balconies and a commanding view from the hilltop over the Lagoon to the outer Vineyard Haven harbor is a summer camp, and Mr. Cyphers, freshly graduated from college, is the camp’s co-director. Behind him, in hot pursuit, is a pack of screaming six-year-olds.
 
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Martha's Vineyard Museum Gets Ready for Its Close-Up
Noah Asimow
The $31 million Martha’s Vineyard Museum restoration project is weeks away from becoming a reality.
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History Lives as Museum Prepares for New Chapter
Noah Asimow
Construction is set to finish in September on the new museum campus , the former 19th century marine hospital in Vineyard Haven.
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Marine Hospital Was Not Obtained Without Struggle
Vineyard Gazette
Public attention is continually drawn to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, the only public institution of its kind in the county. A comparatively new institution, and occupying a building that is very new indeed, there is every excuse for the turning of the public eye in that direction and for the whole-hearted support of the institution be every Island resident, either permanent or temporary.
 
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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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