Evening of Discovery

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s annual Evening of Discovery gala takes place on Saturday, July 1.

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Museum Breaks Ground on $24 Million Expansion
Chloe Reichel

Amid a celebratory crowd, golden shovel in hand, Lucy Hackney broke ground on the site at the former marine hospital on Saturday in a tribute to her husband, the late Sheldon Hackney.

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Major State Cultural Grants Go to Museum, Featherstone
Sara Brown

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum and Featherstone Center for the Arts both announced this week that they had received capital grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Stormy Past Equals Fertile Ground for Vineyard Shipwrecks Exhibit
Steve Myrick
There is a good reason the Martha’s Vineyard Museum has far more shipwreck artifacts than it can display in its new exhibit Shipwrecks! Stories from Beneath the Sea. It’s because we have a lot of shipwrecks around here.
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MVC Approves Museum Plan, Opens Hearing on Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Steve Myrick

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum has won commission approval to renovate and expand the old marine hospital in Vineyard Haven.

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The Heart of West Tisbury
Haig Adadourain
By the heart of West Tisbury I do not mean the geographical center of the little town, but the starting-point or points of its social, intellectual, educational, moral and spiritual forces. If you start from the beautiful residence of Squire and Mrs. Everett Allen Davis on the state macadamized road, which is the Main Street of the town, past the Parsonage and the delightful old Whiting manse, past “Brandy-brow” and S. M. Mayhew & Co.’s store, the graceful old church with its steeple and town clock will confront you.
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Undertaker's Wagon Represents Long-Ago Act of Charity
Sara Brown

As Edgartown voters turn to business from funding for schools to harbor repairs next week at town meeting, they will also be asked to restore pieces of the past. One artifact in particular represents a long-ago act of charity.

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Hearing Begins on Museum Plan for New Vineyard Haven Campus
Alex Elvin

A public hearing opened this week before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission on an ambitious two-phase plan by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum to build a new $18.5 million campus at the site of the old marine hospital in Vineyard Haven.

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Museum Explores Island's Past and Present
A new exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum explores iconic Island structures, some no longer standing.
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Windblown: Weathervanes Endure as Folk Art Tradition
Alex Elvin

Jimmy Morgan’s hand-carved fishing scenes were originally made as weathervanes. They appear in an exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum that opens this week.

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