Closing Long Chapter, Museum Sells Its Edgartown Campus
Noah Asimow

After nearly a century of calling Edgartown home, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum has closed on the sale of its School street property for $4 million.

Read More

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.
Read More

Children's Memorial Ceremony of Remembrance
The Ceremony of Remembrance takes place at the Edgartown Lighthouse and begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Read More

Gala Sounds Upbeat Note on New Museum Project
Noah Asimow

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s Evening of Discovery was held Saturday at the future museum location at the former marine hospital overlooking the Lagoon in Vineyard Haven.

Read More

Museum Opens Summer with Edgartown Party
Noah Asimow

Last Friday the Martha’s Vineyard Museum celebrated the beginning of the summer season at the corner of Cooke and School streets.

Read More

How Do You Move a Fresnel Lens? Very Carefully
Steve Myrick
Of all the exhibits the Martha's Vineyard Museum has to move to its Vineyard Haven location, the Fresnel lens is the biggest project. Specialist Jim Woodward is taking apart hundreds of glass prisms.
Read More

MVYouth Awards Over $1.2 Million to Museum and Community Services
Landry Harlan
MVYouth has announced more than $1.2 million in expansion grants for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and Early Childhood Programs at Community Services.
Read More

Preparing for Big Move, Museum Temporarily Closes Edgartown Campus
Steve Myrick

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum announced that the museum will close to the public on Jan. 2, in preparation for the move to their new location.

Read More

Gazette Time Machine Adds Museum History
The history of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is the latest sponsored collection to be added to the Time Machine, the Vineyard Gazette’s online tour through Island history.
Read More

Historical Society Studies Genealogy of the Portuguese
Vineyard Gazette
More than 2,000 Portuguese family histories are included in a manuscript being prepared by the Dukes County Historical Society.
 
The document chronicles the arrival of Portuguese immigrants to the Vineyard, particularly the whaling crews recruited in the Azores and Cape Verde in the 19th century. It includes mention of approximately 7,000 individuals and 2,350 families, whose descendents today make up a significant portion of the Island’s year-round population.
 
Read More

Pages