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Press - Shearer Cottage Martha's Vineyard

Please see some of Shearer Cottage's recent publicity:

CBS Local Channel

March, 2019
The Story Behind 'Green Book' And Its Massachusetts Ties - VIDEO 3:03

"Green Book" just won the Oscar for Best Picture. The original book has two locations in Massachusetts that are still open for business today. WBZ-TV's Michelle Fisher reports.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation

Shearer Cottage and the Rich African American Heritage of Martha’s Vineyard
January, 2019
By Nicholas Som

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The exterior of Shearer Cottage, which was listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book.


Vineyard Gazette

October 2018
Vermont Doctors Celebrate 40 Years of Shearer Cottage Visits
By Louisa Hufstader

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Vermont doctors come for the community, and for the fishing and poker playing.

Maggie Shannon.


The New York Times

August 2017
Martha’s Vineyard Has a Nourishing Magic for Black Americans

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The culinary historian and writer Jessica Harris, bottom left, hosts a “five to seven” soirée on her porch.

Elizabeth Cecil for The New York Times.


CBS Morning

September 2016
Martha's Vineyard retreat steeped in African-American history

MV Gazette

Sept 22, 2016
Smithsonian Exhibit Gives Pride of Place to Oak BluffsTown and COuntry

Town & Country

June 29th, 2016
Oak Bluffs On My Mind
For more than a century, the African-American elite have flocked to this Martha's Vineyard community. Here, a few share their stories.

MV Gazette

Feb 28, 2013
Black Summer Theatre's History Retold


Jul 23, 2012
All about Oak Bluffs
Gingerbread cottages - VIDEO

Martha's Vineyard Magazine

Jul 2012
The Shearer family, keepers of the inn by Shelley Christiansen (PDF)


You are invited to view pictures from Shearer Cottage's Centennial Celebration in September, 2012.



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