Summer Classes

Writing Island Histories

Lecturer: Thomas Dresser

Enjoy an overview of the history of Martha’s Vineyard, from its ancient geological formation through the Native American heritage that survives today, to the settlement by white men in the 17th century. The story of the Vineyard today can be traced from the activities of our forebears. Touching on economic strategies, historical anomalies and social customs, the story of the Vineyard forms a unique block in the American quilt.

5 Wednesdays 6- 7:30pm
September 5, 12, 19, 26 / October 3
Location: TBD

Fee: TBD

Coming in early September

Fishing Workshop

Instructor: Janet Messineo

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” – Lao Tzu

Get started fishing the Vineyard! Receive expert instruction with 40 years of experience fishing the shores of the Island. You don’t need a boat to catch fish. You can enjoy a sunrise or sunset and a walk on a beach, put food on the table or catch and release. Learn to: 1) Tie a Knot; 2) Read a tide chart; 3) Understand the importance of wind direction; 4) How to choose the right lure for each species; 5) How to cast and retrieve; 6) Basic rod and reel care. I supply all the gear and recommend what you need to get started on your own. All materials included. Class limited to 4 students.


1 Friday
1 Sunday
Time: TBD (Please note the time is TBD due to the tides (which wait for no man…) 
September 7
September 9
Location: TBD

Fee: TBD

Coming in early September