1. Which of these Vineyard women was a poet who seemed to prefer the company of chickens to people?

    a. Rebecca West    b. Lucy Vincent    c. Lydia Norton    d. Nancy Luce

2. Who was Thomas Mayhew Jr.?    a. a Chilmark sheep farmer    b. a famous sea captain    c. a missionary    d. the founder of Mad Martha’s

3. Which two boats ran aground in Vineyard Sound?

Tom Dresser

After Hurricane Carol roared through Martha’s Vineyard on August 31, 1954, Shirley Mayhew and her camera went to Menemsha harbor – where few others were allowed entry.

Shirley Mayhew

The first thing you notice when you compare the pictures is the absence of telephone poles in the older one.

HJ Bernstein

A wide swath of the Vineyard mosaic – seniors on canes, young men in work boots, mid-lifers in classic cardigans – made the scene.

Shelley Christiansen

The Revolutionary War was not one of Martha’s Vineyard’s shining moments.

Max Hart

In September 1976, a breathtakingly bold scheme to federalize land-use planning on Martha’s Vineyard died in Congress. For better and worse, the Island is still living with the legacy of what came to be known as the Kennedy bill.

Shelley Christiansen

The Vanderhoop homestead, site of the new Aquinnah Cultural Center, embraces more than one hundred years of Gay Head history.

Brooks Robards

A murder at Lake Tashmoo shocks the Vineyard and drives the recent assassination of Huey Long below the fold of major mainland dailies in the late summer of 1935.

Kristen Kingsbury Henshaw


I'll Meet You at the Bar

Once upon a time in old Manhattan, there was a place where Islanders could raise
a glass or two and feel right at home. Sort of.

They Were There

In 1945 the most devastating war in history finally came to a close. Seven decades later, a handful of heroic Islanders still remember exactly where they were when they heard the news.

30 Years From the MVM Vault: The More Things Change...

“After the crush of a frantic and somewhat fractured summer season, the Island now moves to a quieter time of year, to the seasons of autumn and winter ahead when the rhythms of Vineyard life slow..."

The Look, 1987

You reap what you sow, but not what you sew – which may explain what happened to
Andrew Woodruff’s shirt in this classic portrait of classic farmer style at Whippoorwill Farm.

The Look, 1994

Single earring? Check. Chunky cross chain? Check. Backwards cap, Reebok
sneakers, and grungy mullet? Check, check, and most definitely check.

30 Years From the MVM Vault: High Stakes

“Native Americans have always gamed, and we gamed for high stakes. Sometimes whole villages changed hands because of gambling.”

Encyclopedia Vineyardia: K

Kelley House, Craig Johnstone Kingsbury, and King’s Land of Tisbury.

The Look, 1972

30 Years From the MVM Vault: No, I’m Eisenstaedt

“It was a beautiful August afternoon, and I was working on taking a photograph of the Gay Head Cliffs with just the right light..."

30 Years From the MVM Vault: And That's the Way it Was