Constructed by the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society at the crossroads of the island, the Grange Hall in West Tisbury is the center of agriculture and commerce for the Vineyard. The grand post and beam barn stands as an enduring landmark and serves as a gathering place for farmers, artisans, and residents.
Granges have been the heart of rural American communities for generations. The home of local chapters of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, Grange Halls are where farmers have traditionally gathered to learn new agricultural practices, develop strategic business partnerships, and barter for goods and services. Grange Halls also serve as a gathering place for community celebrations and annual agricultural fairs. In 1858 the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society was created and held its first Fair.
The open hall on the first floor of the Grange Hall is ideal for large gatherings such as community meetings, dances, social events and Society-related ceremonies and meetings. On the second floor, a full stage with drop scenery panels hosted presentations by Society members, concerts performed by local and traveling musicians, lectures made by politicians and traveling orators, vaudeville shows, theater productions, and other entertainments.
Today, Grange Hall continues to serve local community as a venue for theater, music, films and fairs of all sorts.
Buy A Brick
Support the preservation of the Grange Hall by purchasing a brick for the front walkway.
Each brick can be inscribed with an individual, family, or organization name of your choice.
$1,000 per brick.
Those interested should contact Jeanne White: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Tisbury, MA