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Tue, Aug 01


Oak Bluffs

History Week Lecture Series

Why did people decide to run off to the woods and sleep in tents? Learn about the importance of nature in the historic campmeeting.

History Week Lecture Series
History Week Lecture Series

Time & Location

Aug 01, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, 80 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, USA

About the event

“Camping in the Wilderness: Nature and the American Campmeeting,” a joint presentation by Sarah Leaman of the  MVCMA’s Historical Preservation and Archive Committee and Sara Hines, author of Cottage Communities - The American Camp Meeting Movement: A Study in Lean Urbanism (Hines Art Press, 2015).

Leaman will discuss the spiritual significance of wilderness in the early campmeeting movement, and Hines will share what she has learned about the natural elements of some of the 100+ campmeetings she has visited across the United States. Hines’ book, full of fascinating images of more than 50 campmeeting communities, will be available at the event and in the MVCMA gift shop.

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