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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.

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 by Design | Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Events

The Best in Design on Nantucket

by Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence While many visitors travel to Nantucket for beautiful beaches, charming cobblestone streets, and rose-covered cottages, the island also holds a special place of significance in our country’s cultural history. From entrepreneurs in the colonial whaling industry to civil rights leaders and the many artists who […]

Nantucket Events

New Discoveries

by Catherine Macallister Visitors of the Nantucket Whaling Museum will have the chance to explore a new exhibit featuring the work of early American artists, some that has been forgotten or not been available to public for decades. The Williams Forsyth gallery opens this Saturday, June 15 and is the […]