• Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce to co-host Retail Marijuana Forum

  • Anne Ramsdell Congdon’s Nantucket Renaissance Opening TOMORROW

    Anne Ramsdell Congdon’s
    Nantucket Renaissance
    Opening TOMORROW
    McCausland Gallery, Whaling Museum
    Celebrate Juneteenth - Tune in Tonight!
    Join us as we partner with the Nantucket Book Festival to commemorate “Juneteenth”, a celebration marking the actual end of slavery in the United States, as Texas was two and a half years behind the rest of the nation in enforcing Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
    Watch our Juneteenth
    program from last year!
    This program remembered the day through selected readings, including:
    • The Significance of Juneteenth
    • Disturber of Tradition, A Portrait of Anna Gardner (selected passage read by author Barbara White)
    • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (selected passages)
    • Emancipation Proclamation (extract)
    July Exhibition Opening Dates
    Writing the First Draft of Island History
    Celebrating The Inquirer and Mirror’s 200th Anniversary 
    Candle Factory, Whaling Museum
    Opening July 1
    The Battle of Nantucket – War of 1812
    Candle Factory, Whaling Museum
    Opening July 2
    In partnership with
    Egan Maritime Institute and
    Lynx Educational Foundation
    Shoulders Upon Which We Stand: The Cape Verde—Nantucket Connection
    Sherlund Conference Room,
    Whaling Museum
    Opening July 5
    Member Evenings
    Join us for Member Evenings featuring a different exhibition tour or a look inside the collection each week this summer. We will hold these evenings in person for small groups of 20 members or fewer. Please reserve your spot as space is limited.
    Sign up by contacting Membership@nha.org
    Not a member or need to renew? Learn more here
    Decorative Arts Workshops
    New workshops at the NHA’s Decorative Arts Studio, held this summer at the
    historic property Greater Light.
    Launching next week!
    The NHA’s Decorative Arts programs are generously sponsored by
    Moving to a Hybrid, In-Person, and Virtual Format!
    As the NHA’s premier fundraiser, Nantucket by Design celebrates the island’s unique influence on American design with engaging keynote speakers, lively discussions, a design panel, and a partnership with The Nantucket Summer Antiques Show, and more!
    Save the Dates!
    Online Auction Launching July 18–25
    This event will include over 25 lightship baskets and basket-related items. This virtual auction will offer buyers the opportunity to bid on exquisitely handcrafted items, including a Manny Dias basket tray, a Michael Kane woven bracelet embellished with scrimshaw, and many more unique pieces. 
    Museum Shop
    Find the Perfect Father's Day Gift!
    Hours and Information
    Whaling Museum
    Open Daily, 10am5pm
    Museum Shop
    Open during Whaling Museum hours
    Hadwen House
    Open Daily, 10am–4pm
    Research Library
    Open by appointment only, Tuesday–Friday, 10am–4pm.
    Please reach out to library@nha.org to schedule your visit.
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