Deaf History of Martha's Vineyard

Contact the library at 508-645-3360 or via email at to schedule an appointment to speak to a librarian about the deaf community. Please call the library at least a week in advance for planning purposes.


Click here to view Deaf Heritage on Martha's Vineyard - A Driving Tour.

Click here to visit the Martha's Vineyard Museum Home Learning webpage. Under "Curriculum", click "The Chilmark Deaf Community" to access a 29-page educational resource with a teaching guide, artifact display, writing activity worksheets, hands-on activity guides, and field trip guide.

Click here to visit the Martha's Vineyard Museum's list of archival documents on Hereditary Deafness on Martha's Vineyard, Record Unit 310.

Click here to view an hour-long captioned and interpreted video presented by the Chilmark Library and Martha's Vineyard Museum, about the Chilmark Deaf Community.

Click here to visit Clemson University's Martha's Vineyard Sign Language Project website. 

outside of deaf history brochure

inside of deaf history brochure