08.01.13

The American painter and muralist Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) first visited Martha’s Vineyard around 1920, and made it his summer home for over a half century.

Simone McCarthy

08.01.13

A communal summer home with a lively past and present gains historical recognition.

Brooks Robards

05.01.13

Charlotte Perkins was in her early twenties when she came to the Vineyard for two weeks. Initially she stayed in Cottage City (Oak Bluffs).

Wendy Palmer

12.01.12

Vintage hand-carved ducks appeal to hunters and folk art collectors alike.

Nicole Grace Mercier

12.01.12

Known by a lyrical name – the Place on the Wayside – this tablet, set in granite in 1901 and rededicated in 2008 by the Daughters of the American Revolution, marks the earliest event recalled by a monument on the Island.

Tom Dunlop

09.01.12

A creative scientist perfected his formula in Edgartown.

Lorraine St. Pierre

09.01.12

Due west of Portugal, this archipelago of nine volcanic islands holds strong family and cultural connections for a number of Martha’s Vineyard residents.

Phyllis Meras

06.22.12

Tended by one dedicated family for one hundred years, Shearer Cottage in Oak Bluffs has a rich history as a gathering spot for vacationing African Americans.

Shelley Christiansen

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