Martha's Vineyard Museum

Waterfront Series: Chilmark - The Sea Sustains Us

Chilmarkers have always gone to sea: first from the beaches of Lobsterville, Squibnocket, and Nomans Land, and later (after the 1911 dredging of a channel and basin) from the fishing port of Menemsha. Its modest size (and, as the '38 hurricane showed, precarious location) cloak a rich history that reflects Chilmark's endless ingenuity in making a living from the sea. Join MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper for a survey of the Vineyard's most-photographed, yet least-understood waterfront.  

Tuesday, May 15 at 5:30pm

Chilmark Community Center 520 South Road, Chilmark

Event Type

Community Event


$8 Suggested Donation

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