New Museum Director's Vision Is Both Grand and Intimate
Alex Elvin
Surrounded by old books and documents in the Martha's Vineyard Museum library, new executive director Phil Wallis laid out his vision for the coming years, which includes completing a $24 million campaign to relocate to the old Marine Hospital.
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Museum Presents Island Inventors Exhibit

Martha’s Vineyard Museum is launching an exhibit that celebrates the Island’s inventors throughout the years.

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Martha's Vineyard Museum Names New Executive Director
Sara Brown

The executive director of Audubon Pennsylvania has been named executive director of the museum. Phil Wallis, a longtime Vineyard visitor, will step into the job on Feb. 16.

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Saving Logbooks from a Watery Grave
Tom Dunlop
How do you go about fixing a whaling logbook damaged centuries ago by water? It sounds odd, but among the first things an expert might do is soak the afflicted pages in yet more water.
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Museum Executive Director to Step Down
Julia Wells

David Nathans will step down early next year, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum announced Wednesday. He has strengthened programs; a capital campaign at the old marine hospital remains incomplete.

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Vineyard Voices on Film
The oral history collection, Vineyard Voices curated by Linsey Lee at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, has been an Island staple for many years now.
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Martha's Vineyard Medal Ceremony and Museum Annual Meeting

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will honor three distinguished Vineyarders on August 10 at this year’s Martha’s Vineyard Medal award ceremony.

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Evening of Discovery Provides Snapshot of Museum Programs
Alex Floyd

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum hosted its 17th annual Evening of Discovery gala Saturday at the former Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven as part of an ongoing fundraising effort for the coming year. About 400 guests attended the event, which raised about $200,000 for the museum.

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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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Honoring Lois Mailou Jones, an Artist and a Trailblazer
Alex Floyd
When Lois Mailou Jones began painting in the 1920s, she did so in near anonymity, a sign of the endemic racism and sexism of the time. But 92 years after her first exhibition, Ms. Jones is now the focus of a new exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, running from June 12 to August 23 this summer. Nearly 17 years after she died, Ms. Jones is once again on display in the Vineyard.
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