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Frederick Douglass on Nantucket

~ by Amy Jenness, author of On This Day in Nantucket History, available at Mitchell’s Book Corner ~ In the spring of 1841 Nantucket banker William C. Coffin traveled to New Bedford to attend an anti-slavery meeting. There he met a 23 year old runway slave named Frederick Douglass who …

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Nantucket Atheneum Offers New Digital Options

Atheneum library card-holders can now instantly enjoy movies, music and audiobooks on their digital devices and personal computers using the Hoopla Digital service. And, they can access 3,000 online courses on technology, business skills and leadership on the Lynda.com website. Hoopla Digital offers free access to thousands of films, television …

Moby-Dick Marathon on Nantucket February 1-2

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA), in collaboration with the Nantucket Atheneum and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, is pleased to present the Moby-Dick Marathon beginning Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 9 A.M. and ending approximately at Noon on Sunday, February 2. For the third year in a row, approximately 90 participants …

Dance Festival

Dance Fest Keeps Audiences on Point

The 6th Annual Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival celebrates ballet with two spectacular performances featuring star dancers from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the Miami City Ballet. Lead by Artistic Director and noted choreographer Benjamin Millepied, the festival brings the best of ballet to Nantucket each year. …

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Ballet Stars Grace Nantucket Stage

The fourth annual Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival has brought film, lectures, demonstrations, and workshops to the island, and will culminate in star-studded performances this Friday and this Saturday at 6:30 pm. Artistic director Benjamin Millepied, back for his fourth year, has put together a dance program of six duets, or …

Nantucket Dance Festival

Festival Features Films, Demos, Dance

by Sarah Teach You’ve heard of singing for your supper, but nobody ever talks about dancing for your books. That is, except for each July on Nantucket when our local library, the Nantucket Atheneum, produces its largest fundraising event of the year, the Nantucket Dance Festival. The festival includes five …