• You Can Help with This Nantucket Lighthouse Tradition

    Brant Point Lighthouse is one of the gateways to Nantucket.  Anyone traveling to and from our island aboard the Hy-Line Cruises ferries or the Steamship Authority ferries passes this iconic landmark. Many, on their way off-island, toss a penny toward the lighthouse: a tradition that promises to guarantee a return …

  • Nantucket Whaling Museum Reopens on Friday, February 12

    On Friday, February 12, the Nantucket Historical Association will reopen their Whaling Museum to the public. In partnership with the Nantucket Atheneum, a family-friendly scavenger hunt will launch on the reopening weekend in celebration of its important donation to the NHA collection. Families can search for many of the historic artifacts, …

    Nantucket Whaling Museum
  • Finest Kind: How to Cook Nantucket Bay Scallops

    Living on Nantucket Island during the off-season gives us easy access to freshly caught bay scallops, a true treasure from the sea. These sweet, delicate tidbits are delicious raw, freshly shucked. But if you prefer your Nantucket Bays cooked, here are a few of our favorite recipes to try. If …

  • Nantucket’s Annual OBOI Program Begins on Monday, January 18

    One Book One Island is a collaborative project of community partners and sponsors on Nantucket that seeks to promote reading, and community by encouraging the entire population of Nantucket to read, discuss, and reflect on the same book. We hope to instill the importance of life-long learning for youth and …

    Nantucket One Book One Island
  • Nantucket Atheneum Donates Important Collection to NHA

    The Trustees of the Nantucket Atheneum and the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) are pleased to announce an important gift–one more than one hundred years in the making. A collection of historic artifacts, natural history specimens, and ethnographic objects from around the world, originally loaned to the NHA from the Atheneum …

    New Ireland Tatanua Dancing Mask
  • Myth of the Star & Truth of the Constellation

    The great lid of winter has been sliding over the island. Over a few days, the last visitors of summer danced and tumbled, but then they slipped away and left us with the gray, the cold, and the damp. The leaves have fallen and blown into drifts and piles, then to be stomped, soaked, and frozen. Behind the bare limbs, the neighbor’s windows glow. They have a new TV set and, starting at 4:30 in the afternoon, Fox News dances through the glass and across the stone patio. The R months have emerged as the blossom and bloom of summer has fallen away; the brown and gray foundations reveal themselves again.