A new book from the Martha’s Vineyard Museum chronicles the rediscovery of an ancient farm.

Phyllis Méras

Years before the first enslaved Africans were brought to North America in 1619, English slavers raided the Vineyard and elsewhere and took their prisoners back across the Atlantic. One Islander managed to return.

Andrew Lipman

Conceived in the liberal spirit of the decade after the Civil War, Union Chapel is celebrating 150 years of open doors and open hearts.

Shelley Christiansen

The Reverend William Jackson, of Oak Bluffs, New Bedford, and Philadelphia, was not about to let bounty hunters return a member of his flock to the land of bondage.

Skip Finley

Four hundred years ago the politics of immigration were, well, complicated.

David J. Silverman

A father and daughter go in search of a legendary angler.

Bill Eville; Research Assistant Eirene “Pickle” Eville

Thanks to generations of generosity by the Harris family, the Brickyard in Chilmark is the Trustees’ newest Island gem.

Karl Zimmermann

One man’s quest to find out more about an African American whaling captain from Martha’s Vineyard ended up uncovering a long-lost history of America’s first meritocracy.

Will Sennott