The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) will welcome visitors back to their stunning property on upper Main Street: the Hadwen House. This historic property features several exhibitions, including one focused on Nantucket lightship baskets for the second year since the NHA’s formal affiliation with the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum. On the […]
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Weaving Nantucket’s Past into the Future
Some are plain, beautiful in their simplicity and deeply colored by age. Others are elaborately constructed and adorned with carvings of ivory and ebony, scrimshaw, gold, and gems. They are round, oval, square, and even heart-shaped. Many are made to be totes and purses, with others designed as wine coasters, bread baskets, vases, mirror frames, ornaments, and even cradles.
Where Fine Arts Meet the Real World
by Catherine Macallister As we sat amongst pictures, posters and ballot boxes in the new exhibition at the Hadwen House, guest curator Dan Elias took time from his busy day to share his experience of putting together this unique exhibit. Elias considers himself a “storyteller with objects,” something that became […]