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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 …

Very Hungry Vertebrates | Nantucket, MA

Visit the Animals All Winter

The Maria Mitchell Association is excited to announce that the Natural Science Museum will be open on Saturdays this winter from 10 am to 2 pm, with an early morning program called Very Hungry Vertebrates. “We are delighted to offer year-round families and winter visitors an opportunity to enjoy our …

NRTA Wave | Nantucket, MA

Celebrating Service Year-Round

by Carl Oscar Olson In spite of it’s relatively small size, Nantucket can still be a challenge to traverse. Fortunately, for residents and visitors of our small island, Nantucket Regional Transit Authority is here to help us all on our way. NRTA got their start back in 1993, and two …

rosehips | Nantucket, MA

Where the Wild Things Are

by Carl Oscar Olson Before European settlers arrived on Nantucket, the island was inhabited by the indigenous Wampanoag people. They numbered in the thousands and thrived not only due to their cultivation of corn and beans, but because of the richness of the environment around them. With the convenience of …