Pianist and former Island restaurateur David Crohan has donated a Mason and Hamlin grand piano to the Edgartown Library. The gift was suggested by Mr Crohan's friend David Stanwood of West Tisbury, who described the instrument in a library announcement as a 5’8” living room grand, built in Boston in the 1920s.

"It is in excellent condition having undergone a complete restoration only a decade or so ago. This particular make, model, and vintage piano is considered by many to be one of the finest quality pianos in the history of piano making," wrote Mr. Stanwood, a piano technician who began taking care of the instrument in 1979 when it was the main performance piano for what became the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society.

"Delores Stevens performed on this piano for the summer chamber music concert series at Chilmark Community Center up until the late 1980s when it was replaced with another instrument," Mr. Stanwood wrote. In the early 2000s the piano was given to Mr. Crohan, a former longtime Island resident and popular entertainer who now lives and performs in Florida.

The piano is installed in the program room at the library.