Martha's Vineyard Museum

Founded in 1922 as the Dukes County Historical Society, the Martha's Vineyard Museum is dedicated to inspiring people to discover, explore, and strengthen their connections to the Island and its diverse heritage. 

The museum maintains both permanent and special exhibits at its current location in Edgartown and is the steward of three of the Island's lighthouses. It is now in the midst of a  major campaign to relocate to the old Marine Hospital in Vineyard Haven.

The Gale Huntington Research Library functions as both a research library and archive. It holds approximately 5,000 books.

59 School Street, Edgartown, MA 02539






Upcoming Events

Exhibit Opening: Spooky Not Spooky

What makes an object spooky? Is it the way it looks or maybe the story it has to tell? Come and see a selection of objects from the collection and come to...

10/24 5pm
Exhibit Opening: Lois Mailou Jones - Recent Acquisitions

For Loïs Mailou Jones (1905-1998), trailblazing artist, educator, participant in the Harlem Renaissance, and ambassador for the arts, it all started on...

11/7 12am
Annual Appraisal Day

Appraisers, Karen Keane and Stephanie Opolski from Skinner, Inc. will evaluate your prized objects in this popular event. Items may be consigned for sale by...

12/2 9am
Exhibit Opening: Merry and Bright - Holiday Cards from the MVM Collections

In the spirit of the holiday season, we are showcasing a wide variety of holiday cards from the archives that span more than a century. From hand-colored...

12/5 4pm
Jewelry Jingle

Make the Museum a part of your Christmas in Edgartown festivities. Shop Jewelry Jingle, full of gently used and unwanted jewelry, in the Museum Library for...

12/9 9am

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