The Oak Bluffs Civil War Monument: History -- Memory -- Controversy

A statue of a lone Civil War soldier stands watch over the Oak Bluffs waterfront, atop a pedestal adorned with cryptically worded plaques. It is the legacy of Charles Strahan, a veteran of the Confederate army who lived out the "second act" of his life on Martha's Vineyard. Join MVM research librarian Bow Van Riper as he explores the monument's hidden history, and its changing role in the still-contentious process of remembering the Civil War. 

Thursday, August 31 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Martha's Vineyard Museum, Library
59 School Street Edgartown, MA 02539

Event Type

Lecture

Cost

$8 for Members/$12 for non-Members

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