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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 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 […]

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 […]

Nantucket History & People

NHA Publishes Bio of Nantucket Reformer

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to announce the release of Disturber of Tradition: A Portrait of Anna Gardner, a biography written by island resident Barbara Ann White and published by the NHA. Anna Gardner (1816–1901) was a Nantucket edu cator, writer, abolitionist, and suffragist. A lifelong advocate of […]

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.