The Heart of West Tisbury
Haig Adadourain
By the heart of West Tisbury I do not mean the geographical center of the little town, but the starting-point or points of its social, intellectual, educational, moral and spiritual forces. If you start from the beautiful residence of Squire and Mrs. Everett Allen Davis on the state macadamized road, which is the Main Street of the town, past the Parsonage and the delightful old Whiting manse, past “Brandy-brow” and S. M. Mayhew & Co.’s store, the graceful old church with its steeple and town clock will confront you.
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Undertaker's Wagon Represents Long-Ago Act of Charity
Sara Brown

As Edgartown voters turn to business from funding for schools to harbor repairs next week at town meeting, they will also be asked to restore pieces of the past. One artifact in particular represents a long-ago act of charity.

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Hearing Begins on Museum Plan for New Vineyard Haven Campus
Alex Elvin

A public hearing opened this week before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission on an ambitious two-phase plan by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum to build a new $18.5 million campus at the site of the old marine hospital in Vineyard Haven.

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Museum Explores Island's Past and Present
A new exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum explores iconic Island structures, some no longer standing.
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Windblown: Weathervanes Endure as Folk Art Tradition
Alex Elvin

Jimmy Morgan’s hand-carved fishing scenes were originally made as weathervanes. They appear in an exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum that opens this week.

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Aquinnah Wants Gay Head Light Lens to Come Home
Alex Elvin

A plan by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum to relocate from Edgartown to Vineyard Haven has caused rumblings on the other side of the Island, where a number of people are now calling for the original 19th-century lens that sat atop the Gay Head Light in Aquinnah to return home.

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Sandy Fisher's Edgartown

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum’s newest exhibit, Sandy Fisher’s Edgartown, opens Friday, Oct. 21.

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Connecting the Vineyard to the Arctic, Whaling Family Tree Is Familiar
Alex Elvin
Next week Alaskans and New Englanders will gather for a conference about whaling in the Arctic, with events in New Bedford, Nantucket, and on the Vineyard.
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Museum Receives Grant for Fresnel Lens Relocation

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum has received a $109,040 grant to move the historic 1854 Gay Head Lighthouse Fresnel lens from Edgartown to Vineyard Haven.

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Camp Meeting Exhibit at Martha's Vineyard Museum
A new exhibit at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum explores the faithful tradition of Camp Meetings all around the U.S., including the Camp Ground in Oak Bluffs.
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