Harbor View Hotel Coffee Table Book, coming this fall!
Harbor View Hotel enjoys a storied history, dating back to 1891 when it breathed new life into Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard following the height of the whaling era. With its Quasquicentennial (125th) anniversary on the horizon, investors in the hotel’s Captain’s Cottage Suites are calling on friends, guests and residents to help develop a commemorative book focused on Harbor View’s rich legacy. The perfect gift, it will be published in time for the 2013 holiday season and available for advanced purchase this summer at the hotel.
Published by Vineyard Stories, the project is led by esteemed editor Jan Pogue, who has created some of the island’s most inspired works, including To the Harbor Light and Morning Glory Farm and the Family that Feeds an Island. The yet untitled coffee table book will be written by island resident and research librarian Nis Kildegaard. A former news editor for the Vineyard Gazette, Kildegaard now serves as a writer and columnist for several Martha’s Vineyard organizations. Contemporary photography by renowned island artist Alison Shaw will bring the book’s pages to life, complemented by historical images. Shaw’s work is currently on display throughout Harbor View.
Focused on the hotel’s history, architecture, and influence on vibrant Edgartown, the hardcover will draw links between the island’s glorious past and magnificent present, peppered with narratives from owners, guests and islanders. Harbor View welcomes the anecdotes of all those who wish to contribute their thoughts and stories. Experiences and photos may be shared via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Harbor View will offer a special thank you, in the form of a complimentary weekend stay, to those whose submissions are used in the book’s print edition. Terms and conditions apply, subject to black-out dates.