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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 …

Limerick Challenge

This series of limericks first appeared in a June 14, 1924 edition of a Nantucket newspaper. It all began when the Princeton Tiger revived the then well-known limerick printed first below and the Chicago Tribune answered with the second limerick. The New York Exchange went one step further with the …

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Nantucket Events Planned for November & December

The Nantucket Historical Association is planning a variety of fun events during November and December. In commemoration of the sinking of the Essex, the NHA is hosting a virtual event with best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick on Friday, November 20, at 5:30pm. This live-streamed presentation will explore the tragedy of the ill-fated whaleship that was …

Artists Association of Nantucket

AAN Lets the People Choose

Quiet beaches, crimson moors, crisp evenings, colorful bittersweet, festive pumpkins depicted in oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, wood carvings, photographs… and you get to choose your favorites! Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is showcasing the 2020 People’s Choice Exhibition, with the doors opening on Friday, September 25 in the Cecelia Joyce …