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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  • Nice display inside and outside. The explanation regarding the whale hunting en preparation of the ingreditions. Pitty that the Cookhouse is closed during the season  more »
  • Good local history, whaling history, photos, hands-on area for kids, info on shipping on the island, house to tour and MORE!  more »
  • In addition to long island paintings exhibition, contemporary art such as too much. Homesteaders moved several buildings and are walking around the House feeling. A little postcard shop there and enjoyed it.
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  • Very cool museum with some great exhibits. If you have not been, you should go, it is well worth the visit, and something to do on a cloudy day when the beach is not an option!
  • 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.

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