Tales of Edgartown with Bow Van Riper

Tales of Edgartown: Lectures in the Legacy Gardens

Join us for a unique series of lectures held in the Legacy Gardens at the historic Cooke House. Each Monday we will host an hour of captivating talks that bring Edgartown’s rich past to life. Every session will feature a new speaker, shedding light on a unique aspect of our Island’s story. Enjoy light refreshments, connect with history, and relax in the picturesque setting.

This Week’s Featured Speaker: Bow Van Riper, MVM’s Research Librarian, will trace the evolution of Edgartown. Whaling made the town wealthy, but by 1870 the whaling industry was dying. Tourism offered a way forward, but in 1880 Cottage City separated from Edgartown and took its booming summer-resort developments with it. Join Bow for a look at what happened next: how Edgartown, between 1880 and 1930, reinvented itself as the Vineyard’s other summer resort.

MVM Members: $20; Non-Members: $30.


Date July 29, 2024
From 4:00 pm
To 5:00 pm
Type Talk
Venue Cooke House & Legacy Gardens
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