Sunday, November 15, the Nantucket Historical Association is inviting the community to the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street, from 11 am to 4 pm to celebrate the diversity of our island population.
The NHA Diversity Festival, first held in 2010, brings together the island’s cultural communities in a free day of celebration at the Whaling Museum with specialized programming for non-native English speakers. Throughout this festive day, the NHA will offer museum tours led by community volunteers in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Bulgarian, and Thai, along with an array of family arts and crafts activities. Attendees will enjoy a day spent reflecting upon the island’s rich heritage in new and entertaining ways, including an historic artifact station and delicious refreshments for all.
Admission to the museum and all activities are free to all throughout the entire day, from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.
“Throughout its history, and into the present day, Nantucket has been home to an extraordinarily diverse mix of people from across the globe,” says Marjan Shirzad, Director of Visitor Experience. “We here at the Nantucket Historical Association are thrilled to celebrate this diversity through a free day of family-friendly programs and activities offered in multiple languages, allowing even more island residents to engage with Nantucket’s rich history. What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon as a true community!”
“We are so thankful to have the help and support of our staff, community and student volunteers, as well as the generous support of ReMain Nantucket, the Community Foundation for Nantucket, and the Nantucket Cultural Council in making this annual program such a tremendous success.”
This program is made possible with generous support from ReMain Nantucket, the Community Foundation for Nantucket, and the Nantucket Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.