Flying Horses Grounded for 2020
The Flying Horses carousel in Oak Bluffs will remain closed this season, to protect the historic carved horses from sanitizer damage.
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Vineyard Trust Launches Landmarks Campaign
The Vineyard Trust's new 20 Landmarks in 2020 campaign seeks to replace the funds that would have been raised at its summer events.
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Carnegie Art Show Gathers Small Works for Great Gifts
Louisa Hufstader
This year’s Gifts of Art show and sale at the Carnegie in Edgartown opened Thursday with a reception for 10 local painters whose smaller-scale works are sized and priced for gift-giving.
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Preserving Our Heritage
The Vineyard has always been a place of community and inclusiveness, where open dialogue, democratic ideals and respect for others' opinions, even when we don't agree with them, have been valued.
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Carnegie Reopens as Living Landmark
Steve Myrick

In a ceremony well attended by donors, volunteers and curious Islanders, the Vineyard Trust dedicated and opened the Carnegie Saturday morning.

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Vineyard Trust Presents The Carnegie, a Must-See Museum
Steve Myrick

The Carnegie, the newly rebranded name for the old Carnegie Library on North Water street in Edgartown, is set for a grand reopening next month.

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Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust Becomes Vineyard Trust

The Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust will now be known as Vineyard Trust.

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An Old Library Gains New Life In West Tisbury
Julia Wells
The small, handsomely detailed 129-year-old building that housed the West Tisbury Free Public Library for a full century was purchased from the town this week by the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust.
 
With its mahogany trim and mansard roof, the two-story, 600-square-foot former town library will now be restored and returned  to active community use. The building is tucked along Music street near the West Tisbury town center.
 
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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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Funds Are Sought for Saving Effort
Vineyard Gazette
The trustees of the two-year-old Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Society have begun a campaign - low-key, by mail - for funds and something besides.
 
“At the moment we are preparing a federal tax exemption application requesting tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service,” says a letter signed by trustees Paul R. Anderson and C. Stuart Avery. “In making this request we are anxious to show the Internal Revenue Service that what started out as an interest of a group of people does have public support and is likely to continue to do  so.”
 
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