Vineyard Preservation Trust Gathers Grange Hall Input
Vineyard Preservation Trust opened the doors of the historic Grange Hall to the public Wednesday evening for what it called a “listening session” to solicit thoughts about future programming.
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Giving Voice to the Future Of the Grange Hall
The Grange Hall was built by the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society in 1859 and used for 137 years for the annual Agricultural Fair and Livestock Show.
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West Tisbury Grapples With Grange Permitting Dispute, Administrative Confusion
A West Tisbury woman's quest to auction off her late husband's fishing gear became tangled in an ongoing dispute between the town and the Vineyard Preservation Trust.
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Grange Hall Film Fest Use Causes Tenant-Town Friction
The addition of a film festival to Grange Hall activities has led some in town hall to require a new special permit for the historic facility.
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Margot Datz Presents OtherWorldly Art Show
On Saturday, August 6, Island artist Margot Datz will present her annual art show at the Grange Hall.
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Let the Creative Rumpus Begin
Vivian Ewing
Painter Margot Datz's show Party Animals opens for its annual one-night reception on August 4 at the Grange Hall from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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The Agricultural Hall
Vineyard Gazette
The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society have purchased some three acres of land in West Tisbury, of Mrs. Hannah Look, and the Society will shortly erect a building thereon.
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Preservation Trust Hopes to Restore Old Agricultural Hall to Its Full Glory
Jason Gay
With $300,000 cash and the unified support of town leaders and residents, the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust today purchases the old agricultural hall on State Road in West Tisbury.
The deal, which had been expected for several months, allows the Edgartown-based trust to acquire the 138-year-old hall from the town and begin restoration work.
Once considered on of the Island’s most important and recognizable buildings, the hall now suffers from considerable disrepair and is no longer a center of local activity.
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Grange Folds as Sign Comes Down on an Era
Mark Alan Lovewell

The West Tisbury Grange No. 251, one of the Island’s oldest social and fraternal organizations, has disbanded. The last meeting was held more than a week ago. The master of the Grange, John S. Alley, removed the charter from the building on Wednesday. He plans to return the framed, yellowed 105-year old document to the Boston headquarters.

It was a sad moment for this ordinarily cheerful West Tisbury resident whose memories of the organization go back for many years.

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