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This library contains reference material for historians and genealogists. An herb garden and boat shed are located on the Library grounds. The shed contains a whaleboat, ship models, an 1854 fire engine and a peddler's cart. Visitors can also view a reproduction of a whaling ship's tryworks - equipment used to create oil from whale blubber - and the lens that revolved on top of Gay Head Lighthouse 1854-1952.

Location: PO Box 1310, Gale Huntington Library of His, Edgartown Massachusetts 02539 Telephone 508-627-4441

Other History nearby:
(Warwick) Apponaug Village
(Newport) Astors' Beechwood Mansion and Museum
(Barrington) Barrington Town Hall
(Fall River) Battleship Cove
(Newport) Belcourt Castle
(Providence) Beneficent Congregation Church

07/23 Coming to The Edgartown area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival vernon CT April27 The festival started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut” has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival.