Tales of Edgartown with Elaine Weintraub

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: Elaine Weintraub, historian and co-founder of the African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard, will dive into the life of Nancy Michael, a figure that has captivated her for over two decades. Her talk will highlight how Nancy, from her enslaved beginnings to her influence as a matriarch, represents the complex history and survival strategies of enslaved individuals in Massachusetts.

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


Date July 15, 2024
From 4:00 pm
To 5:00 pm
Type Talk
Venue Cooke House & Legacy Gardens
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