Phyllis Meras
Hens’ gravestones, a scrimshaw toothpick, a spittoon of General Grant’s, a plank from the Constitution and a spanker for naughty boys are among the many curiosities on display at the Duke’s Count
MV Museum History
Noah Asimow
After nearly a decade of planning, two years of construction, over $30 million raised, and the restoration of exactly 1,008 refractors on the Fresnel lens, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is open to the public in Vineyard Haven.
Martha's Vineyard Museum
MV Museum History

2019

Fireworks lit up the sky over Vineyard Haven Harbor Saturday night as a finale to the Evening of Discovery gala at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.

After nearly a decade of planning, two years of construction, over $30 million raised, and the restoration of exactly 1,008 refractors on the Fresnel lens, the Martha’s Vineyard Museum is open to the public in Vineyard Haven.

2018

The $31 million Martha’s Vineyard Museum restoration project is weeks away from becoming a reality.
Construction is set to finish in September on the new museum campus , the former 19th century marine hospital in Vineyard Haven.

2016

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum has entered the home stretch of a major capital campaign to relocate to the former Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven.

2015

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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