Vineyard Trust

Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust Becomes Vineyard Trust

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

Flying Horses Are Rooted in the Past, Galloping into the Future

The carousel opens for its 142nd consecutive season on Saturday, April 15, when the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust will unveil panels newly refurbished by artist Margot Datz.

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.

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