The First Oval Office Project is a one-of-a-kind traveling immersive environment that includes hand-sewn tents and hand-made camp furniture that bring to life the stories of the diverse people and complex events during the years 1775- 1783. This week, Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14, the Nantucket Historical Association […]
Nantucket History & People
Thursday, July 14, Egan Maritime Institute will host its annual Launching Lives, Lasting Legacies Fundraiser in at the Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum from 5 to 7 pm. Egan Maritime Institute’s mission is to preserve and celebrate our island’s seafaring heritage. The Launching Lives, Lasting Legacies cocktail party celebrates all of […]
What began as a way to fulfill her creative spirit has grown to become a place on Nantucket where you can fulfill your dreams.
Susan Lister Locke is an island jewelry designer with a studio and shop at 28 Easy Street, across from the waterfront Easy Street park. For decades her stunning designs have been sought after to mark special occasions and the milestones of life, for heirloom pieces, and as special gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. She specializes in beautiful jewelry that is fun to wear and designed to be enjoyed.
Expanding on a previous NHA display, Shoulders Upon Which We Stand, which explored the Cape Verde-Nantucket connection, this season the Nantucket Historical Association is presenting historic photos, mementos, and a mini-theater with short films based on recently conducted oral histories from Nantucket’s Cape Verde community. The Cape Verde archipelago off […]
When I drove out to G.S. Hill’s home studio recently, it was a beautiful June day on Nantucket: warm with a light fog that muted sunshine and softened edges. As I walked across their lawn bordered by blueberry bushes and wild grapes that slopes gently down to a pond filled with fish, frogs, and turtles, I could see how the natural beauty surrounding his home must inspire this Nantucket painter.
Whaling made Nantucket one of the busiest ports in the world during the 1800s, but the men who first settled the island were not seafarers. Their primary endeavors were pastoral, and raising sheep became their first industry. The early settlers’ interest in sheep husbandry is evident even in the way […]
History is a gift. Good or bad, right or wrong, it shows us where we came from and, if we’re wise enough to pay attention and listen to it, where not to tread again. And in spite of all the schooling, all the television and movies, and all the stories passed down from our elders, there are still pieces of our past that, to many, remain undiscovered.
Judi Hill has a fine eye for art and an excellent sense of Nantucket history and design. In the G.S. Hill Gallery at 40 Straight Wharf, along with the original paintings and giclees by her husband and partner Greg Hill, Judi also has a beautiful selection of Nantucket Lightship baskets: traditional and historically significant baskets as well as new designs created by basket makers weaving today.
Nantucket is a place where, in more ways than one, time seems to stand still. Ageless architecture, timeless tradition, and untouched landscapes make this island unique in so many wonderful ways. Modern technology makes better the life of every person, and, though that is an undeniable reality, there’s certainly something to be said for doing things the old way.