Martha's Vineyard Calendar Exhibit: They Were Heard, the Unique Voice of the Martha's Vineyard Deaf Community
Martha's Vineyard Calendar

Exhibit: They Were Heard, the Unique Voice of the Martha's Vineyard Deaf Community

From 1694 to 1952, Martha’s Vineyard – and specifically the towns of Chilmark and West Tisbury – had an unusually large population of people with hereditary deafness. As a result, Vineyarders learned a local dialect of sign language, used by hearing and deaf people alike. The first of its kind, this exhibition dives deep into this extraordinary chapter of Island history.

Sunday, February 18 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

Martha's Vineyard Museum
151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Event Type

Arts & Artisans, Openings & Exhibits, Community

Website

https://mvmuseum.org/exhibition/they-...

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