“Carving a Place in the Fox Islands,” the first public display of Japanese-style wood carvings and painted details by self-taught carver J. Murray Howe II, is on exhibit at the Vinalhaven Historical Society, 41 High St.

Dating from 1886 to 1920, the carvings are from homes on Vinalhaven and North Haven. There will be an illustrated talk by Howe’s granddaughter, Margaret Howe Ewing, and photographer C. James Smith Tuesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at the Smith Hokanson Memorial Hall of the Vinalhaven School, 22 Arcola Lane.

Other exhibits in the museum focus on the granite industry, fishing, net making and Civil War tintype portraits. New exhibits are of the four-masted schooner Mary T. Quimby, built in Thomaston in 1899; and granite watering troughs, ordered by the National Humane Alliance for a number of cities between 1904 and 1911.

The museum is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. through August; and the same hours Tuesdays through Saturdays Sept. 1 through 17.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.