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Jennifer Maxwell | Nantucket Historical Association

Down to the Sea in Ships

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to announce the return of the silent film Down to the Sea in Ships (1922), with live piano accompaniment by Grammy Award-nominated pianist Jennifer Maxwell at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street, on Wednesday, July 19 at 7 pm. This one-night only performance …

Nantucket Preservation Month

Nantucket’s Golden Age

Nantucket Preservation Trust (NPT) is kicking off Nantucket’s Preservation Month with a new three-day symposium from June 6 to 8 called Nantucket’s Golden Age: Architecture – Interiors – Historic Landscapes. The symposium will take place at various island venues and feature nationally recognized architectural critic and educator, Paul Goldberger, as …

Captain Seth-Pinkham | Nantucket Historical Society

Dear Absent Ones

Despite the superstition that it was bad luck for a woman to be on a ship at sea (except for naked women who were said to calm the waters, but that’s another tale to tell), it was not unheard of for Nantucket women to accompany their husbands on whaling voyages …

Nantucket Preservation Trust

Honoring the Golden Age of Nantucket

Nantucket Preservation Trust (NPT) is offering early registration for the island’s first Preservation Symposium Nantucket’s Golden Age: Architecture, Interiors and Historic Landscapes to be held June 6-8, 2017. The three-day symposium will take place at various island venues and feature nationally recognized architectural critic and educator, Paul Goldberger, as the …