Of the 2,500 masters who captained whaling ships during three centuries of whaling, at least 63 were men of color, five with Martha’s Vineyard ties,...
Sail Martha’s Vineyard opens its winter lecture series with a discussion of black whaling captains by Skip Finley.
On Dec. 7, 1941, William J. Holzapfel Jr., was having a leisurely breakfast at his house on Hickam Field, a half block from Pearl Harbor, when the...
The fate of a historic cottage near the Oak Buffs Library will likely be decided early next year. The owner of the 650-square foot summer home wants...
The storied Island Cup has roots reaching back for more than 60 years. A new collection in the Gazette digital archives compiles great moments in the...
Only Aquinnah and Chilmark still count ballots by hand, using wooden boxes that have stood the test of time. But similar boxes lie hidden in offices...
There had been many misgivings about women voting and about women in office, but Mrs. Beetle by sheer ability showed how silly they were.
Funi Burdick, who heads a national landmark Shaker village in New Hampshire, will take the helm at the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust.
David Lowenthal, a former Chilmark seasonal visitor, has been awarded the 2016 British Academy Medal.

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