Yard, Aquinnah CC Get State Arts Grants
The New England Foundation for the Arts has made grants to the Aquinnah Cultural Center and the Yard through the United States Arts Resilience Fund.
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Wampanoag Exhibit Reveals Hard Truths of History
Holly Pretsky
Every year, a new chapter has been added to “Our” Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History, a recurring exhibit at the Aquinnah Cultural Center.
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Cultural Grants Aid Restoration of Vanderhoop Homestead
Landry Harlan

Two state grants totaling $71,000 will go toward the restoration of the historic Vanderhoop Homestead in Aquinnah, town leaders learned late last week.

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Wampanoag Tribe Showcases History, Culture at Annual Potluck
Landry Harlan
The sound of drums and smell of venison stew greeted visitors to the old Aquinnah town hall Sunday evening for the third annual Wampanoag New Year celebration.
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History Lessons Unfold at Aquinnah Cultural Center
Katherine Gianni

The Aquinnah Cultural Center is showcasing a new exhibit entitled Messenger Runner.

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On the Cliffs in Aquinnah, History Is Alive at the Vanderhoop Homestead
Mary Jane Carpenter
Aquinnah is not the place to go looking for interesting houses without trespassing. Interesting stories, yes, but the houses visible from the road are few and far between. The exception of course is the Vanderhoop homestead.
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New Exhibit Highlights Native American Journey
Louisa McCullough
The Aquinnah Cultural Center is hosting the exhibit Captured: 1614 curated by Plymouth 400, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower and the settlers’ relationship with the native populations.
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High on Gay Head Cliffs, a Land Bank Beauty
CHRIS BURRELL

High on Gay Head Cliffs, a Land Bank Beauty

New System of Trails May Result from Sale in Aquinnah

By CHRIS BURRELL

In a move that could resurrect a long-lost museum in Aquinnah and create a network of trails over a dramatic south shore seascape, the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank has agreed to buy the six-acre Vanderhoop homestead just south of the Gay Head Lighthouse.

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At Aquinnah Town Meeting, the Emotions Frame Museum Debate
Julia Wells

At Aquinnah Town Meeting, the Emotions Frame Museum Debate

By JULIA WELLS
Gazette Senior Writer

The subject was a plan for a cultural museum in a historic homestead high on a windswept bluff in the town of Aquinnah. But the discussion that swirled for more than an hour and a half at a special town meeting Tuesday night was layered with the emotion of a town torn down the middle.

Underneath it all lay the central topic of the day: the recent court ruling on sovereign immunity for the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah).

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Night at the Cliffs: Homestead Is Ready to Shine for Aquinnah
Julia Wells

The ghosts are quiet these days - if you believe in such things - but at the Vanderhoop homestead the screen door still bangs and the old wood sash windows rattle with the specter of a new future.

Purchased last year by the town of Aquinnah and the Martha's Vineyard Land Bank in a joint acquisition, the historic homestead is now set for its first fund-raising event.

The event will kick off a $300,000 restoration project aimed at converting the homestead to a museum and cultural center.

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