Vineyard Gazette
The Vanity, new catboat of Capt. Thomas Walker Pease, was launched from the yard of Manuel Swartz on Thursday morning with appropriate ceremonies.
Manuel Swartz Roberts
Martha's Vineyard Museum
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
Julia Wells
Heather Seger will take the helm as the new executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, it was announced Wednesday. Ms. Seger, who has served as interim executive director for the past year, was the unanimous choice of the board.
Martha's Vineyard Museum
Louisa Hufstader
A retrospective of Richard Lee at the Martha's Vineyard Museum showcase the artists exuberant creativity.
Martha's Vineyard Museum
Richard Lee


Calling to mind another nativity story, the Yard, the Island’s incubator for dance performance, was born in a barn.
The Martha’s Vineyard Museum honored four people earlier this summer with its annual museum medal, which was first awarded in 2009.
Linsey Lee first moved full-time to Martha’s Vineyard in the early 1970s, foraging for wild foods, working odd jobs and listening to tall tales from Islanders she met.
Dani Monroe leads the Martha’s Vineyard CDO Summit next week, with a public session at 3 p.m. on August 12.
Showing scenes of Island life, the Hot Tin Roof murals by Margot Datz now hang at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s Doherty Hall; a dedication and reception is Thursday evening.
Stan Murphy at 100, on display through August 21 on the museum’s second floor, joins the earlier Thomas Hart Benton show as one of the museum’s triumphs.