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Martha's Vineyard Museum, Edgartown

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The Martha's Vineyard Museum was originally known as the Dukes County Historical Society. It was founded in 1922 and incorporated the following year. The first acquisitions of collections for the DCHS were revolutionary era documents. The founders of the DCHS devoted a great deal of their time, energy, and resources in the documentation of the Island's role in American history and the community's involvement in the maritime industry.

In 2006, the organization decided to change its name from the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society to the Martha's Vineyard Museum. The new name was intended to better reflect the organization's mission and its extensive holdings of three-dimensional objects, archival documents, historic books and photographs, paintings, and museum exhibits.
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  • My wife and I stopped for a while to see the museum in Edgartown. Although it is small, they have a great deal of local information, history and artifacts. If you want, they have information hand held...  more »
  • This is a small museum but don't let that discourage you from visiting. They do a wonderful job with the exhibits and out family of four spent a couple of hours learning all about the island on a rain...  more »
  • It's a very small but interesting museum. It's challenged by funding and artifacts to display but creates an interesting timeline of Martha's Vineyard history. Unfortunately we were there on a weekend...  more »
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  • The Museum houses an interesting collection that provides a great overview of the island's history. There are activities for young children also. The lighthouse lens and early equipment are wonderful to see close up.
  • Sleepy museum.. loved it
  • Skip it. Not with the price of admission.
  • Shows a very detail progression of the island's history to present date, good place to go if your curious about the real Martha's Vineyard.