1960s exhibit at Martha’s Vineyard Museum


The Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s newest exhibit focuses on the Island during the 1960s, a volatile and exciting time in America. It’s called Sea Change: Martha’s Vineyard in the 1960s.

Through objects, photographs, video, and oral histories, the M.V. Museum focuses on some of the defining events of the decade, including the ferry strike of 1960, the formation of the M.V. chapter of the NAACP in 1963, and the now infamous event with Ted Kennedy at the Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick in 1969.

“Most of all, this exhibit is about the people of the Island and their experiences,” according to a press release. “The exhibit will include memories from more than 20 Vineyarders, including Gus Ben David, Joe Costa, Bill Kingsbury, Nancy Whiting, Carly Simon, and many others all excerpted from interviews conducted by Oral History Curator Linsey Lee.”

The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, May 23, from 5 to 7 pm at the museum, located in Edgartown. Admission is $7; free for members. The exhibit runs through April 2015. For more information, call 508-627-4441, ext. 123, or visit mvmuseum.org.