To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association the association is hosting History Week beginning on Sunday, July 29. There will be events nearly every day of the week focusing on the history of the association and Oak Bluffs.

Dr. Douglas Strong, a historian of 19th century American religious history in particular Methodism and the camp-meeting movement, begins the week with a sermon on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.

On Monday at 10 a.m. Dr. Strong will lead a theological study called Life Health and Peace: John Wesley’s Relevance for Today. Events continue throughout the week, culminating in a discussion on Saturday, August 4 with documentary writer and producer Salem Mekuria, who will lead a discussion of the film Our Place in the Sun which traces the establishment of the Black community in Oak Bluffs from the 1700’s to the present. The event is presented in collaboration with the MV Museum, and the Cottagers.

For a full list of events and tickets, visit