The Carnegie

The building that formerly housed the Edgartown Public Library was reopened in June 2018 as The Carnegie, a heritage and welcome center that tells the story of the Vineyard through the lens of the Vineyard Trust's historic landmark properties. The brick building was constructed in 1904 on land donated by Caroline Osborn Warren, a descendant of the Edgartown Osborn whaling family who lived next door. One of the more than 2,500 libraries around the world funded by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, the building served as the public library for Edgartown until a new library was completed in 2016. The town gave the building to the Vineyard Trust the same year.

58 North Water Street, Edgartown, MA 02539

Phone

508-627-4440

Website

mvpreservation.org

Town

Edgartown

Upcoming Events

Photography Show: Joyful Participation in a World of Sorrows

The Carnegie, the historic Edgartown landmark owned and operated by Vineyard Trust, is hosting a special photography exhibition of Libby Ellis’ work. Joyful...

10/27 10am
Book Talk: Ghosts of Martha's Vineyard

Local author and historian Thomas Dresser explores haunted happenings from all six Island towns, as well as tales of pirates, murder and the afterlife in a...

10/31 3pm

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Molly Ott Ambler

Molly Ott Ambler left a positive review 10/24/2020

My kids loved it! So excited to start the Halloween week!

Jane Pedreira

Jane Pedreira left a positive review 9/1/2020

Knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. I learned so much about history and architecture in general but Edgartown in particular. Highly recommend the tour and the proceeds go to a good cause.

Jane Pedreira

Jane Pedreira left a positive review 9/1/2020

Enjoyable tour providing an education on the rich history of edgartown and it’s whaling industry.

The Carnegie

The Carnegie posted a photo 5/14/2018