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The Pacific Club | Nantucket, MA

The Pacific Club – A Look Back

~ by Amy Jenness ~ In the spring of 1772 successful Nantucket whaling merchant William Rotch began constructing a new, 3-story brick building at the bottom of Main Street which he used as offices and a warehouse for his growing business. Rotch’s structure survives today and is the only 18th …

Oldest House | Nantucket, MA

Walking Through Four Centuries

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA), in collaboration with the Maria Mitchell Association (MMA) and the Nantucket Preservation Trust (NPT), is pleased to announce the “Four Centuries Domestic Walking Tour” tour on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 10 A.M. Join expert preservationists and conservators for an exploratory two-hour walking tour examining …

History of Storms | Nantucket, MA

The Fury of the Storms

~ by Amy Jenness ~ In mid-September of 1961 Hurricane Esther gathered itself into a category three, and the category four, hurricane as it moved north-northwest from the Cape Verde Islands. The storm peaked with sustained winds of 145 mph, made landfall in North Carolina and continued north. Early on …

Nantucket Historical Association | Artifact from the Bounty

Artifact from Wreck of the Bounty

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a generous gift from Glynn Christian, a direct descendent and biographer of Fletcher Christian, the leader of the 1789 mutiny on the British Royal Navy vessel Bounty. The artifact is a piece of copper hull …