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Nantucket Historical Association | Nantucket, MA

NHA Lecture Series Begins

On Tuesday, May 15 at 6 pm, Nantucket native, author, and historian Matthew Stackpole will give an illustrated talk on the Charles W. Morgan, the last of an American whaling fleet that once numbered more than 2,700 vessels. Built and launched in 1841, the Morgan is now America’s oldest commercial …

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 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 …

Nantucket by Design | Nantucket Historical Association

Nantucket by Design

Nantucket Island is defined by its rare beauty and unique history. That beauty is alive in the gorgeous groomed hedges of ‘Sconset to the untamed splendor of the seemingly endless conservation land. Much of this beauty is achieved by design, so in celebration, the Nantucket Historical Association is hosting a …

Quaker Meeting House | Nantucket | MA

Cross Examining Prejudice

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA), in partnership with Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (TWN), present a staged reading of Twelve Angry Women on Thursday, September 24, and Friday, September 25, 2015, at 7 pm in the NHA’s Quaker Meeting House, 7 Fair Street. Based on Reginald Rose’s iconic courtroom drama Twelve …

Schustick at the NHA | Nantucket

NHA Welcomes Back Bill Schustik

The island’s favorite troubadour Bill Schustik returns to Nantucket on Monday, August 17 at 6 pm in the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. In a lively one-man performance, Schustik delivers a troubadour’s tribute to summer with music and stories that reflect the glorious summer season on Nantucket. Schustik brings us …

Actor John Shea Stars as Captain Ahab

“An adventure in theatre going. As I left the first performance I felt myself rather oddly shaky and breathless…There is nothing else anywhere near like Moby Dick in the theatre.” — The New York Daily News Written by Orson Welles, Moby-Dick Rehearsed celebrates the enduring legacy of Herman Melville’s masterpiece …

Oldest House | Nantucket, MA

Sunday is Family Adventure Day

This Sunday, July 12, from 10 am to 12 noon, families can journey into Nantucket’s past through an interactive exploration of the Oldest House at 16 Sunset Hill with staff of the Nantucket Historical Association. Visitors will learn about colonial lifestyles by making aromatic herb sachets, button buzzer whirligigs, and …