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Sanford Farm | Nantucket, MA

Walking the Farm with Four-Legged Friends

In these days of social distancing and staying inside, we all find ourselves missing some of the best Nantucket has to offer. No, we’re not talking about the Daffy, Wine Fest, or Figawi, or any of the fun festivals that have been taken off this season’s calendar or made virtual. We’re talking about everything the outdoors has to offer on our one-of-a-kind island.

Museum Experiences Go Virtual

While the museum remains temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, the public can still enjoy a virtual experience of what the Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum has to offer. Enjoy exhibits and artifacts ranging from the Breeches Buoy, an ingenious shore-to-ship rescue device akin to a zip line today, or hear the story of the Wreck of the W.F. Marshall in which all lives were saved including that of a very large Newfoundland dog.

June Is for the Rose

Nantucket is known for its roses, particularly in the town of ‘Sconset…such quaint, squinting faces, smiling as you stroll past. This season, we might be greeted by the roses more often than our usual annual visitors. As with people, roses can be a bit thorny, but give them a chance and you’ll see that the more attention you pay, the more sunsets you spend, a “New Dawn’ will rise. Roses can be a complicated and unforgiving challenge, but when done right, there is no better reward. Whether it be heirloom roses or hybrid tea, one thing holds true, you’ll need sunlight. . .

Atheneum

A New Approach for Library Services

Staff of the Nantucket Atheneum are very eager to get books back in yourhands, and starting June 8, this will begin to happen.

During Phase 1 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ opening schedule,the Atheneum has been completing some necessary maintenance and preparingthe front entrance for curbside service.

A Summer Day on Brant Point

The Nantucket Garden Club will have its 65th Annual House and Garden Tour “ A Summer Day on Brant Point” this Wednesday, August 7 from 11 am to 4 pm. Funds raised by the tour are returned to the Nantucket Community as annual scholarships to four Nantucket High School graduates …

Hands-On, Unique New Kids’ Program Offered by MMA

From the first Native American inhabitants of the island, to the arrival of colonial settlers and the whaling industry, to the life of Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female astronomer, Nantucket is rich in history. In the spirit of Maria Mitchell’s belief in learning by doing, “A Walk Through Nantucket” …

Sconset Trust | Nantucket, MA

‘Sconset in Trust for the Future

by Dr. Sarah Treanor BoisDirector of Research & Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Nantucket may only be about 14 miles wide, but there are still people who identify as west-enders and east-enders. Since I live in Surfside and work on Eel Point Road, taking a drive to ‘Sconset …

Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum | Nantucket, MA

Historic Shipwreck & Rescue Featured in New Exhibit

Nearly 170 years ago, lifesaving efforts by Nantucket residents averted a worse maritime disaster by rescuing 226 shipwrecked emigres from Ireland. This summer, Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum brings to life the 1851 voyage of the passenger ship British Queen, its demise, and how Nantucketers saved the lives of all …