Vineyard Trust

Preservation Trust Welcomes New Steward for Island Landmarks

When Funi Burdick arrived earlier this year to take over as director of Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, she was struck by what she calls an unparalleled sense of community.

Preservation Trust Names New Executive Director

Funi Burdick, who heads a national landmark Shaker village in New Hampshire, will take the helm at the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust.

Chris Scott Will Retire From Preservation Trust

The Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust announced Friday that longtime executive director Christopher Scott will retire at the end of this year after 25 years on the job.

Preservation Trust Writes Next Chapter for Old Carnegie Library

The Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust will convert the old Carnegie library into a heritage center showcasing the trust’s 24 historic properties around the Island and the stories they tell.

Preservation Trust to Take Over Edgartown Library Building

Edgartown selectmen Monday voted unanimously to transfer ownership of the town’s historic Carnegie Library building to the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, which plans to transform the building into a visitor center and repository for historic books, papers and art.

Museum Plans Education Center at Nathan Mayhew Schoolhouse

The Martha’s Vineyard Museum will move into the Nathan Mayhew Schoolhouse in Vineyard Haven, the former home of Sail Martha’s Vineyard. The museum plans to use the two-room schoolhouse as a satellite education center.

Preserving the Peabody Gazebo

Sam Thoron provides interesting information on the lovely gazebo on the grounds of the Dr. Daniel Fisher House.

Restored Mural Reveals Form And Function at Whaling Church

When artist Margot Datz begins a new project she finds it hard to stop. “Until someone rips me off the wall I’m there,” she said on Wednesday morning at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. Although no one is coming to rip Ms. Datz off the wall, her brother Stephen Datz is on hand to “help her out the door,” he said. Good thing, too, as this weekend there will be a wedding held at the church. Scaffolding and bridal gowns do not really mix. But magnificently-restored murals serving as a backdrop for wedded bliss definitely do.
union chapel

Restoration of Union Chapel: Halfway Back to Former Glory

The new pews are still empty, and the fresh pine they are built from won’t begin to creak until parishioners arrive later this month, adding their imprint to the long history of the Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs.

bell

Nearly 1600 Pounds of Pure Ringing Power Back in Action

It took a gentle push and a firm pull of many hands to get the 1,590-pound bronze bell back into position. But last Friday, after months of work and preparation, the Old Whaling Church bell was again in its place high above downtown Edgartown.

Pages