Important Addition

I have spent over 30 summers under the gracious shade of the Tabernacle and the MVCMA trees.

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Ayanna Pressley Urges Islanders to Keep Up the Fight for Social Justice

Voting rights, the historical nature of entrenched racism and the healing powers of the Vineyard were all topics when the Congresswoman took the stage at the Tabernacle Friday.

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The Moment Is Always Now for Frederick Douglass

This Saturday, the pioneering abolitionist, feminist and master orator visits the Tabernacle stage again, in Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show, Frederick Douglass Now.

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From Capitol Hill to Oak Bluffs Pulpits; Finding a Way Out of No Way

On Saturday night at 10 p.m., Sen. Raphael Warnock was on Capitol Hill, fighting to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill. On Sunday morning Reverend Warnock was preaching on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Equal Rights Cheered At Tabernacle Rally: Roy Wilkins Says Fight Was Started Late - Must Win Now

A near-capacity crowd turned out late Sunday afternoon at the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle to cheer an unprecedented event on the Vineyard - the first Freedom Fund rally to support equal rights for Negroes throughout the country. The sponsor of the affair was the Cape Cod branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The site was highly appropriate, for Oak Bluffs and, more specifically, the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association which operates the historic Tabernacle, have long epitomized the goals of equality that the NAACP actively promotes.

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Tabernacle Needs New Roof
Aaron Wilson

Members of the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association told selectmen on Tuesday that the famed Tabernacle's roof has now reached the end of its useful life and is in need of a replacement.

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All Island Art Show Calls Creativity To the Front
Louisa Hufstader

Amateur and professional artists alike are invited to show and sell their work at the annual All Island Art Show held at the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle on August 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Great White Shark Expert Takes Audiences on a Deep Dive
Louisa Hufstader

An attentive all-ages audience came to the Oak Bluffs Tabernacle Thursday night to hear Gregory Skomal give a talk called Seeing Deeper Into the World of the Great White Shark.

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Camp Ground’s Tabernacle Is 125
Helen Phillips
The Tabernacle, which celebrates its 125th birthday this season, still feels young. A structure suited to a vast range of human activity, the Tabernacle - which towers above Trinity Park in the heart of the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association in Oak Bluffs - remains a living landmark.
 
The word tabernacle refers to a temporary shelter, such as the tent sanctuaries used by the Israelites during the Exodus. But the Camp Ground’s Tabernacle has proved anything but temporary.
 
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Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Grove and Vicinity: Dedication
Vineyard Gazette
The new Methodist Tabernacle was formally dedicated Wednesday forenoon, in the presence of a goodly number of the clergy and an immense congregation. Rev. Dr. Morrison had the general charge of the exercises, which opened with singing, followed by scripture readings by Revs. Messrs. Brown and Hamlin. Prayer was the offered by Rev. L. B. Bates, followed by singing, after which Bishop Foster arose and commenced his sermon, taking for his text Ephesians IV, 30: “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”
 
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