Tag: Nantucket Historical Association

Festival of Wreaths | Nantucket, MA
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Nantucket Events Planned for November & December

The Nantucket Historical Association is planning a variety of fun events during November and December. In commemoration of the sinking of the Essex, the NHA is hosting a virtual event with best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick on Friday, November 20, at 5:30pm. This live-streamed presentation will explore the tragedy of the ill-fated whaleship that was […]

Festival of Wreaths | Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Events

NHA Plans Reimagined Fall & Winter Festivals

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is reimagining its plans for two of its beloved holiday festivals this season, with both being slightly adjusted to adhere to safety protocols and allow for more viewing time for visitors. The 22th annual Festival of Wreaths will kick-off the NHA’s holiday offerings, featuring an […]

NHA | Nantucket, MA
Nantucket History & People

NHA Opens Inspiring New Exhibit

A new exhibit in the Nantucket Whaling Museum tells the story of inspiring individuals who moved Nantucket—and the nation—towards a more just and equitable distribution of political power. It begins with a simple will written in 1710 that endowed a formerly enslaved man with property and continues to the enactment of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920 that granted voting rights to women.

The Four Centuries Domestic Tour | Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Events, Nantucket History & People

Explore Island Life on Special Tour

by Catherine Macallister The Nantucket Historic District is a shining example of a well-preserved American seaport from the 18th and 19th centuries. On Saturday, September 7, leading directors and educators from The Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket Preservation Trust, and the Maria Mitchell Association will offer a Four Centuries Domestic Tour […]

Nantucket: The MusACKal | Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Arts, Nantucket Events

Live Theatre Going Strong

August is coming to a close, but live theatre on Nantucket is still going strong through this month the rest of the year! This Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm, the curtain goes up on White Heron Theatre Company’s production of Fireflies by Tony-nominated playwright Matthew Barber (Enchanted April). The […]

Andrew Shunney | Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Arts

NHA and AAN Collaborate on Art Acquisition

From the 1950s through the 1970s, artist Andrew Shunney was very much a part of the Nantucket art scene, with a gallery on Straight Wharf and later showing at the Lobster Pot Gallery with other artists, including Mary Sarg- Murphy, Irmgard Arvin, Ralph Cahoon, Elizabeth Saltonstall, and Roy Baily. The […]