Heath Hen video
The last heath hen disappeared from Martha's Vineyard in 1932 and the species declared extinct in 1933.
The stretch weeks between December 1933 and February 1934 caused remarkable things to happen on the waters around Martha’s Vineyard. Everything froze...
Editor’s Note: Olive Tomlinson spoke with Linsey Lee, oral history curator for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, about her recollections of Liz White’s...
shearer cottage
The day before the centennial celebration of Shearer Cottage in Oak Bluffs, Gretchen Tucker Underwood noticed that the landscaping around the 100-...
shearer cottage
The Highlands, as they are familiarly known, are located on East Chop, the general boundary being laid out like the Methodist Camp Ground in Oak...
Russell Smith Sheriff Michael McCormack Joseph Solitto
A 128-year-old painting of a Vineyard sheriff has been rehung in the Edgartown courthouse after extensive restoration. The painting of...
Shearer Cottage, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
My grandfather, Charles Shearer, was born into slavery. Henrietta Shearer was of Native American and African American descent. They were both...
In the history of the hawkers, hucksters and visionaries who knew how to turn a buck off of the middle-class mania for leisure and travel that...
boathouse
The Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust announced this week that it will buy and preserve the Norton property on the Edgartown harbor...

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