Martha's Vineyard Museum

The Martha's Vineyard Museum opened on March 13, 2019 at its new location in the former Marine Hospital overlooking Vineyard Haven Harbor. The building dates to 1895, when it was built as a refuge for sailors.  The museum boasts a wide range of artifacts and collections chronicling Island history and culture, including a rare Fresnel lens built in 1854 in France for the Gay Head Light. 

151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568





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Upcoming Events

Concert: The Flying Elbows

Long-running Island fiddle band The Flying Elbows will present an evening of exuberant string-band music, including several tunes published by fiddler,...

5/28 6pm

PechaKucha is a presentation format created by architects looking to make conferences more concise. Anyone can create a PechaKucha. The only requirement is...

5/31 7pm
Concert: Jim Kweskin

Fresh Air rock and roll historian Ed Ward once counted the Jim Kweskin's Jug Band as among the most influential bands of the 1960s, along with the Beatles,...

6/4 6pm
Book Club: MV History & Culture Between Two Covers

Research Librarian Bow Van Riper hosts the MVM non-fiction book club. This month's selection is The Gay Head Light by William Waterway.

6/8 10am
Concert: Kahoots

Homespun Island punk band Kahoots and legendary indi shop Aboveground Records have always had an intertwined history. Forming within a year of one another...

6/11 6pm

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MVYLI left a positive review 6/28/2015

Thank you to the Vineyard community for warmly welcoming Gandhi's grandson to the Island. Our young people were inspired.

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