A 38-star American flag flies proudly above Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury in this 1889 photo from the Athearn family archive. The following year, five stars were added for new states that joined the union in 1889 and 1890.
Now known as the Grange and owned by the Vineyard Trust, this building is still the home of the summer farmers market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
The Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society now operates out of a rebuilt historic building on Panhandle Road. That’s where the annual fair takes place, as well as the winter farmers market, Barn Raisers Ball and other community events.