• 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
  • New NHA Book Explores a Noted Pastor’s Time on Our Island

    The Nantucket Historical Association has released a new 146-page publication, Island Pastor, by the Rev. Dr. Ruth Herron Smalt, chronicling six years of her ministry at Nantucket’s First Congregational Church, beginning with her arrival on the island in June 2014 as a newly minted pastor. Rev. Ruth shares how she …

    https://nantucketmuseumshop.org/island-pastor.html
  • 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.

  • Winter Staycations

    by Dr. Sarah Treanor BoisDirector of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation After a rather mild fall, Nantucketers have been spoiled with the unseasonably warm weather. As winter looms and truly sets in, many of us may be in the mood to hibernate. During typical winters, many …

Artists Association of Nantucket

AAN Exhibition Rings in the Holidays

A peaceful harbor, softly falling snow, cozy fires & steaming cocoa, flaming plum puddings, holly, winterberries, festive greens and great art—all signs …

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.

Holiday Cooking with Island Chefs

Since the beginnings of the pandemic restrictions in March, there’s been a surge in home cooking. From sourdough everything to complicated pies and homestead recipes for foraged harvests, island residents have been spending more time than ever in their kitchens, experimenting and sharing successes.