A schism inspired the building of Edgartown’s historic Federated Church. Prosperity determined which way it would face. In honor of the church’s 375th anniversary and in conjunction with the Spotlight exhibit celebrating the church’s history, Island historian Tom Dunlop will explain how religious turmoil and a financial boom-and-bust in the first half of the nineteenth century led from Cooke and Summer Streets directly to the modern era of resorthood on Martha’s Vineyard. Reception to follow back at the Museum.
Monday, July 24, 2017 at 5:30pm
Federated Church 45 South Summer Street, Edgartown