Tag: Nantucket Historical Association

Nantucket Renaissance
Exploring Nantucket, Nantucket Arts, Nantucket History & People

Nantucket Renaissance Opens at the Whaling Museum June 18

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) presents Anne Ramsdell Congdon’s Nantucket Renaissance, a new featured exhibition opening in the Whaling Museum’s McCausland Gallery Friday, June 18. This exhibition will showcase artwork by island artist Anne Ramsdell Congdon, displaying pieces from the NHA collection as well as from private collections. The exhibit […]

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.

New Ireland Tatanua Dancing Mask
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Nantucket Atheneum Donates Important Collection to NHA

The Trustees of the Nantucket Atheneum and the Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) are pleased to announce an important gift–one more than one hundred years in the making. A collection of historic artifacts, natural history specimens, and ethnographic objects from around the world, originally loaned to the NHA from the Atheneum […]

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 […]