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

Brooks Robards

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

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

Nicole Grace Mercier

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

A creative scientist perfected his formula in Edgartown.

Lorraine St. Pierre

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

Late in the afternoon of January 17, 1944, two young servicemen died in an accident at what is now the Martha’s Vineyard Airport.

Tom Dunlop

Smoke and fire billowed in the sky, and the full moon of two days past seemed to hang in the branches of the tall elm trees that lined Main Street. The date was April 7, 1961, and the Edgartown Playhouse was on fire.

Lorraine St. Pierre