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HIDDEN HISTORY OF MARTHA'S VINEYARD
My new book entitled A Hidden History of Martha's Vineyard was recently published by the History Press and released to the public on April 17, 2017. Sign up now for an autographed copy. Lots of little-known intriguing details await!
Link to a radio interview, broadcast April 6, 2017, on The Point with Mindy Todd:
From Lila Norris in the Vineyard Gazette: https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2017/04/20/new-book-shines-light-vineyards-hidden-history
And here's a link to a review of Hidden History in the Martha's Vineyard Times:
Hidden History of Martha's Vineyard is a new book about Vineyard history, featuring in-depth discussion of the Underground Railroad on Martha's Vineyard, unusual shipwrecks off shore, graveyards around the Vineyard, Island names and prominent buildings. Peek behind the scenes to see what it's all about.
Contact info: Thomas Dresser, writer. 508 693-1050. firstname.lastname@example.org. Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.
I'm happy to deliver a copy of the book to anyone on Martha's Vineyard for $20. Likewise, I'm willing to mail a copy for $20!
Upcoming events in 2018
This winter I have been asked to teach a course at ACE (Adult Community Education program on Martha's Vineyard). It is entitled Exploring Island History. My goal is to share stories, interviews and nuggets of Island history garnered over the years from the books I’ve read and written.
Exploring Island History
5 Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00pm
January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8
Location: MVRHS 501
The promo for the course is listed in ACE as follows:
“The story of the Vineyard forms a unique block in the American quilt. Delve into island history from its geological formation through the Native American heritage that survives today. Learn of the role the Vineyard played in the American Revolution, abolitionism and the Civil War. Trace the demise of whaling and rise of tourism in the early 20th century and understand how the Vineyard participated in World War II. Finally, grasp the current status of the Vineyard today.”
For more information or to sign up, check out ACEmv.org.
Thanks for your interest and support, and enjoy the holiday season.
And in the spring of 2018, look for my new book, Whaling on Martha's Vineyard, with a foreword by Mark Lovewell.