59 School Street, Box 1310, Edgartown MA 02539 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

 

 

Open August 26 - October 9

Camp meetings grew out of the evangelical revivals of the early 19th century. The annual camp meeting held in what is now Oak Bluffs drew crowds each summer. This Far by Faith, a traveling exhibition designed by professor Minuette Floyd of the University of South Carolina and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, explores contemporary camp meetings across North and South Carolina. The exhibition will be supplemented with objects, photographs, and stories of the Island’s past camp meetings and will explore the differences and similarities between the Island’s historic, traditionally white camp meetings and today’s African-American meetings profiled by Floyd.