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Hadwen House Nantucket
Exploring Nantucket, Nantucket Arts, Nantucket History & People

Celebrating Iconic Crafts

The Nantucket Historical Association is welcoming visitors back to the Hadwen House at 96 Main Street. For the 2023 season, the historic property will feature several exhibitions, including one focused on Nantucket Lightship Baskets and exhibits highlighting the NHA’s decorative arts and map collections. Niles Parker, NHA’s Gosnell Executive Director says, “Hadwen House is becoming a great space for the NHA to explore more of the island’s important history in addition to the stories we tell at the Whaling Museum.”

Hadwen House Nantucket
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NHA’s Hadwen House Reopened for 2022

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 […]

Weaving Past into the Future
Nantucket Arts, Nantucket History & People

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.

Hadwen Garden | Nantucket, MA
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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 […]