On Wednesday, July 27, at 5 p.m. there will be a reception to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Cottagers. The group of African American women homeowners was formed in 1956 and now includes 170 women who are Vineyard homeowners. Their mission is to promote education, a sense of cultural pride, and the value of service to the community.

The event will be held at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, 59 School street, Edgartown.