The Captain Morse House supports these island charities with proceeds from your rental. Please consider an additional donation:



Wounded Warrior Project

Your generous donation to WWP helps thousands of Wounded Warriors – and their families – as they return home from the current conflicts. Donation options include one-time gifts, the Advance Guard Monthly Giving Program, and more.



Vineyard Preservation Trust
The Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust currently owns and maintains 18 historic properties central to the Island Community. Could you imagine West Tisbury without Alleys and The Grange?  What about Edgartown without The Old Whaling Church and Daniel Fisher House? Oak Bluffs without the Flying Horses Carousel and Union Chapel? Thankfully, you will never have to. These cultural icons and cultural centers of our community are well cared for and full of life — now and preserved for the future through the work of the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust.




Martha’s Vineyard Community Services
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services’ mission is to enhance the lives of those it serves by meeting the comprehensive needs of individuals, families, and the community through a partnership of programs that provides accessible education and health and human services of the highest quality.


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Martha’s Vineyard Museum
The Martha’s Vineyard Museum preserves and interprets collections that engage and connect the public to the Island’s history, art, and culture.


Camp Jabberwocky
Camp Jabberwocky exists to provide a residential vacation camp for people with disabilities. We provide recreation and enrich the lives of our campers by creating a supportive environment that promotes the fulfillment of human potential and fosters independence and self-determination while respecting diversity.

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The Chilmark School

Education in Chilmark, 1663- Present

During the earliest settling of Chilmark in 1663, the school and church operated together, meeting in homes in the Quenames area. State records mention a school in that part of town in 1663. By 1841 the town had three school districts and enrolled 146 children, with four teachers.

Today’s Chilmark School proudly joins the long succession of educational facilities in the town of Chilmark providing quality local education for up island residents.