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Nantucket History & People

Portraits from the Past

Most visitors expect to see portraits of stiffly-posed sea captains or stuffy businessmen in a museum. However, Nantucket’s history is more than white whaling captains and wealthy merchant families. Nantucket Historical Association’s collection contains thousands of painted portraits and studio photographs of people from many parts of the island’s diverse […]

Nantucket Arts

AAN Opens Four New Art Exhibits

The colors of spring on Nantucket are the focus of Earth & Sky, the Artists Association in-person exhibit now open in their Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street. Running concurrently on the second floor of the gallery is Works on Paper, an exhibition open to all […]

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Here Comes the Sun: New AAN Online Exhibit

Wintery winds, wild seas, and occasional snow showers…must be mid-winter on Nantucket, the far-away island. What better time to look forward to summer sunshine? The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is opening its second 2022 online exhibition, Here Comes the Sun, on Friday March 4, with art available 24/7 through […]

Nantucket Sunset in Snow
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Community Erosion on Nantucket

by Robert P. Barsanti On Nantucket Island, winter weather is an entertainment.  In the rest of the world, nature doesn’t perform as often or as colorfully as it does out here on God’s Favorite Sandbar.  The good people of Wellesley and Darien don’t drive out at sunset to take another […]

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NCH Named Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital

Nantucket Cottage Hospital has recently been recognized as one of America’s Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals by the Charis Center for Rural Health. “This designation is another affirmation that the work our staff is undertaking here at Nantucket Cottage Hospital is paying off and yielding real results for our […]