In the center of Edgartown stands the Old Whaling Church.
Builit in 1843 it is considered the Vineyard’s most outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture.
The Gothic columns are one of its most distinctive features…
…as is its 92 foot high tower. The light in the steeple can be seen many miles out at sea.
Not used as a Methodist Church anymore, the Old Whaling Church is part of the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust properties and is used as a performing arts center as well as for weddings and other festive occasions.
One of the most popular concerts is by the Minnesingers chorale group from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. They will be doing two performances in December 2008 during the Christmas in Edgartown weekend. The first performance is a holiday concert on Friday, Dec 12th. The second performance is the family concert on Saturday, Dec 13, 2008. If you are on MV at that time try not to miss it, they are wonderful.