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

Captain's Logbook

Whaling captains kept important records about life at sea in gorgeous marbleized leather log books. We’ll construct our own version and try writing a few...

7/19 10am
To the Lighthouse!

A rain or shine sketching trek to…and up inside….the Edgartown Lighthouse.

7/26 10am
Fish Prints (Gyotaku)

Let’s print fish. (Not real ones). Crustaceans and Cephalopods, finfish and groundfish – all come together in a day of games and races like play the “Sort...

8/2 10am
Grand Illumination Lanterns

Help us keep this Martha's Vineyard tradition alive by making your very own lantern to light the night skies.

8/9 10am
Ocean Garbage is Art

For this art challenge please bring 5 pieces of clean marine debris that you have picked up from the beach to make a sculpture. Followed by a pop up art show...

8/16 10am

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